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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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John S. Seehorn

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Nashville
(615) 742-7754 TEL
(615) 742-0443 FAX

John S. Seehorn

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-7754 TEL
(615) 742-0443 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7754 TEL
(615) 742-0443 FAX

John Seehorn focuses his practice on complex financing and real estate related transactions and assists and counsels clients to help them realize their business objectives. John has significant experience with senior syndicated loan facilities, representing both agent banks and borrowers, intercreditor issues involving senior and subordinated debt and real estate transactions involving mixed-use condominium regimes.

John Seehorn focuses his practice on complex financing and real estate related transactions and assists and counsels clients to help them realize their business objectives. John has significant experience with senior syndicated loan facilities, representing both agent banks and borrowers, intercreditor issues involving senior and subordinated debt and real estate transactions involving mixed-use condominium regimes.

John's practice involves:

  • Commercial Finance – Acting as counsel to borrowers and financial institutions in large corporate financings, including syndicated senior revolving credit and term loan facilities, in a variety of industries, with an emphasis on healthcare and healthcare-related companies; representing mezzanine lenders in subordinated loan transactions, including structuring equity participations and intercreditor arrangements with senior lenders; representing borrowers and financial institutions in asset-based and construction loan facilities; counseling financial institutions in troubled loan transactions.
  • Real Estate – Representing local, regional and national clients on the selling and buying of real estate, including zoning and planning matters; representing real estate developers on a variety of office, hotel, retail and residential condominium projects; advising landlords and tenants in commercial lease negotiations.
  • Corporate & Securities Transactions – Representing companies in the negotiation and preparation of general commercial agreements.

Prior to launching his legal career, John completed seven years of service as an officer in the United States Army, graduating from the United States Army Flight School. He served with the 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Stanley, Korea; the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky; and the 3rd Infantry Division, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia.

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National Association of Industrial Office Properties (NAIOP)

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

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Best Lawyers in America® — Nashville Commercial Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2016)

Best Lawyers in America® — Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Finance Law; Real Estate Law (2010-2018)

Phi Kappa Phi

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