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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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Lucas B. Salyers

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7748 TEL
(615) 248-4065 FAX

Lucas B. Salyers

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7748 TEL
(615) 248-4065 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7748 TEL
(615) 248-4065 FAX

Luke Salyers is an associate in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He primarily represents hospital systems and other healthcare providers in managed care disputes and risk management matters. In the managed care space, Luke helps clients stay abreast of the latest legal and business developments and resolve disputes through negotiation, arbitration and litigation.

Luke's practice involves:

  • Managed Care Disputes – Resolving disputes amongst providers, payors, benefit administrators, and vendors, focusing on disputes involving out-of-network claims, medical necessity denials, code editing policies, ERISA, prompt pay laws, and calculation of usual, customary, and reasonable charges.
  • Professional Liability and Risk Management – Defending healthcare providers in healthcare liability suits involving catastrophic injury, through both negotiation and litigation.
  • Consumer Protection Disputes – Defending companies in individual and purported class action lawsuits alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA").

Luke also serves on the firm's Pro Bono Adoption Team. He earned his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law and received a B.S.B.A. in Finance from Auburn University.

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American Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

Tennessee Bar Association

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Alabama Law Review – Senior Editor

Campbell Moot Court Board

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