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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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H. Shine Chen Schattgen

Associate

Memphis
(901) 543-5924 TEL
(901) 543-5999 FAX

H. Shine Chen Schattgen

Associate

Memphis
(901) 543-5924 TEL
(901) 543-5999 FAX
Memphis
(901) 543-5924 TEL
(901) 543-5999 FAX

Shine Chen Schattgen counsels healthcare clients on a range of operational, regulatory and transactional matters related to clinical trials, physician contracts, healthcare information technology issues, mergers and acquisitions, HIPAA compliance and more. She has experience working with various healthcare institutions, including academic medical centers, hospitals and pharmaceutical and life sciences companies. 

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Shine practiced in the Boston office of Ropes & Gray LLP where she advised healthcare clients on compliance issues. Shine earned her law degree from Duke University School of Law and a B.A. in neuroscience and political science from Wellesley College.

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American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

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Publications:

  • "European Union Negotiations Reach Agreement on New Clinical Trials Regulation," Bloomberg BNA Medical Research Law & Policy Report (February 2014)
  • "New EU Clinical Trials Regulation and its Interaction with Proposed EU Privacy Regulation and Proposed EMA Policy on Clinical Trials Data Transparency," Bloomberg BNA Medical Research Law & Policy Report (August 2014)

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Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy – Managing Editor

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