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In June 2017, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: PNFP) closed a $1.9 billion merger with BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ: BNCN) pursuant to which BNC merged with and into Pinnacle. With the completion of the transaction, Pinnacle becomes a Top 50 U.S. Bank. The merger will create a four state footprint concentrated in 12 of the largest urban markets in the Southeast. 

Bass, Berry & Sims has served Pinnacle as primary corporate and securities counsel for more than 15 years and served as counsel on the transaction. Our attorneys were involved in all aspects related to the agreement, including tax, employee benefits and litigation. 

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Regulation A+

It seems that lately there has been a noticeable uptick in Regulation A+ activity, including several recent Reg A+ securities offerings where the stock now successfully trades on national exchanges. In light of this activity, we have published a set of FAQs about Regulation A+ securities offerings to help companies better understand this "mini-IPO" offering process, as well as pros and cons compared to a traditional underwritten IPO.

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Brianna R. Powell

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7883 TEL
(615) 742-0477 FAX

Brianna R. Powell

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7883 TEL
(615) 742-0477 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7883 TEL
(615) 742-0477 FAX

Brianna Powell provides healthcare regulatory counsel as it relates to compliance, operational and transactional matters.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Brianna served as a law clerk to the Honorable Julia Smith Gibbons of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and to the Honorable Bernice Bouie Donald for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. During law school, Brianna served as an intern for the Honorable Judge Susan K. Lee with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. Brianna earned her law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law and a B.S. in psychology and Spanish from Loyola University.

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Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender & Social Justice – Editor-in-Chief

Tennessee Law Review – Articles Editor

University of Tennessee College of Law – Outstanding Graduate

Chancellor's Citation for Extraordinary Professional Promise

Robert E. Pryor Award of Excellence in Advocacy 

The Honorable J.C. McLin Scholarship Award

Academic Achievement Awards – Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Domestic Violence Clinic, Elder Law, Investigatory Criminal Procedure, Legal Profession, Pretrial Litigation, and Trial Practice

Tennessee Law Scholar

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