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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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Molly Shasteen

Senior Attorney

Nashville
(615) 742-7919 TEL
(615) 248-4078 FAX

Molly Shasteen

Senior Attorney

Nashville
(615) 742-7919 TEL
(615) 248-4078 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7919 TEL
(615) 248-4078 FAX

Molly Shasteen represents companies and financial institutions in a broad range of commercial financing and leasing, real estate and general commercial law transactions. With a significant focus on healthcare industry on both the lender and borrower side, Molly advises clients throughout the full spectrum of a loan transaction – structuring the deal, negotiating transaction documents and ensuring a successful closing. From highly-complex corporate structures to addressing the unique issues facing regulated borrowers in the healthcare industry, Molly is skilled at keeping the various parts of a deal moving forward.

Molly Shasteen represents companies and financial institutions in a broad range of commercial financing and leasing, real estate and general commercial law transactions. With a significant focus on healthcare industry on both the lender and borrower side, Molly advises clients throughout the full spectrum of a loan transaction – structuring the deal, negotiating transaction documents and ensuring a successful closing. From highly-complex corporate structures to addressing the unique issues facing regulated borrowers in the healthcare industry, Molly is skilled at keeping the various parts of a deal moving forward.

Molly's practice includes:

  • Commercial Finance – Representing both borrowers and lenders in a variety of loan transactions, including real estate and asset based financing, revolving credit and term loan facilities, and project financing.
  • Real Estate – Representing local, regional and national clients involved in the acquisition, development, operation, disposition and leasing of commercial property.

In addition to advising clients throughout the loan process and closings, Molly also maintains involvement in the ongoing relationship between the lender and borrower post-closing, remaining responsive to the needs of her clients as companies continue to evolve. Along with her work in commercial lending, Molly also collaborates with the Corporate & Securities Practice Group on large corporate transactions that involve complex financing issues.

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Georgia Bar Association

National Association of Industrial Office Properties (NAIOP)

Women of Commercial Real Estate, Nashville

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

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Farrah Law Society — Student Member

Public Interest Institute Literacy Program

Alabama Law Review — Special Works Editor

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