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The M&A Advisor Winner 2017The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards on Monday, November 13 at the 2017 M&A Advisor Awards. Bass, Berry & Sims was named a winner in the two categories related to the following deals:

M&A Deal of the Year (from $1B-$5B) – Acquisition of CLARCOR Inc. by Parker Hannifin Corporation

Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year (over $1B) – Acquisition of BNC Bancorp by Pinnacle Financial Partners

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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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Todd J. Rolapp

Managing Partner

Nashville
(615) 742-6288 TEL
(615) 742-2788 FAX

Todd J. Rolapp

Managing Partner

Nashville
(615) 742-6288 TEL
(615) 742-2788 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-6288 TEL
(615) 742-2788 FAX

Todd Rolapp is Managing Partner of Bass, Berry & Sims and chairs the firm's Executive Committee. He leads the strategic priorities of the firm, including performance, growth, client service, diversity and pro bono initiatives.

Todd represents Bass, Berry & Sims in the Hackathon Alliance, a group of law firms committed to piloting innovative programs to help close the gender gap in law firms. He also is a board member of the National Organization for Workforce Diversity and You Have the Power, a not-for-profit that serves to educate and empower those impacted by violent crime. Todd sits on the board of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce's International Business Council, and is a former Chair of the Nashville Chamber's Partnership 2020 Economic Development Committee. In June 2016, he was named a member of the Leadership Nashville Class of 2016-2017.

Prior to his election as Managing Partner in 2013, Todd served as Chair of the Corporate & Securities Practice Group and the Executive Compensation Practice Group where he advised public companies on a wide range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, corporate governance and SEC reporting. He was a former member of the Advisory Board of corporatecounsel.net. He continues to represent a small number of international corporate clients in U.S. merger and acquisition transactions.

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Nashville Chamber of Commerce International Business Council — Board Member

Nashville Chamber of Commerce Partnership 2020 — Economic Development Committee (former Chair)

Leadership Nashville Class of 2016-2017

National Organization for Workforce Diversity — Board Member

You Have the Power — Board Member

American Health Lawyers (AHLA)

corporatecounsel.net — Advisory Board (former member)

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Chambers USA — Corporate/M&A, Eminent Practitioner (2014-2017); Corporate/M&A (2005-2013)

Best Lawyers in America® — Nashville Securities Regulation "Lawyer of the Year" (2016); Nashville Securities/Capital Markets Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2014); Nashville Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2012)

Best Lawyers in America® — Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation (2006-2018)

Nashville Post "In Charge" — Legal Sector (2013-2017)

Nashville Business Journal "Most Admired CEO" (2017)

Nashville Post "Nashville's 101 Top Lawyers" (2011)

Nashville Business Journal "Best of the Bar" (2011-2012)

James A. Bidlake Award for Legal Writing and Research

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