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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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Taylor M. Sample

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7909 TEL
(615) 742-0414 FAX

Taylor M. Sample

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7909 TEL
(615) 742-0414 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7909 TEL
(615) 742-0414 FAX

Taylor Sample is an associate in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He focuses his practice on representing clients in government actions, investigations and related litigation, particularly involving the False Claims Act, Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute. Taylor has assisted corporate clients with internal compliance assessments and internal investigations regarding regulatory compliance issues. 

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Taylor served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sarah Evans Barker of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Taylor earned his law degree from Indiana University Maurer School of Law and a B.A. in law, justice & society from Lipscomb University.

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American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

Tennessee Bar Association — Health Law Section, Federal Practice Section

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Indiana University Maurer School of Law – Order of Barristers

Indiana University Maurer School of Law – Michael & Janie Maurer Fellow

Sherman Minton Advocacy Board – Executive Member

Maurer Trial Competition – Finalist, Best Opening Statement

Sherman Minton Moot Court – Quarterfinalist, Brief Writing & Oral Advocacy Honors

Law Clerk to Hon. Sarah Evans Barker, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (2015–2017)

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