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The M&A Advisor Winner 2017The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards on Monday, November 13 at the 2017 M&A Advisor Awards. Bass, Berry & Sims was named a winner in the two categories related to the following deals:

M&A Deal of the Year (from $1B-$5B) – Acquisition of CLARCOR Inc. by Parker Hannifin Corporation

Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year (over $1B) – Acquisition of BNC Bancorp by Pinnacle Financial Partners

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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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Samuel E. Stumpf, Jr.

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Nashville
(615) 742-6245 TEL
(615) 742-2745 FAX

Samuel E. Stumpf, Jr.

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-6245 TEL
(615) 742-2745 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-6245 TEL
(615) 742-2745 FAX

Focusing primarily on privately-held companies, Sam Stumpf counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions and private equity and venture capital transactions. He is also experienced in working with: franchisors and franchisees in franchise system formation, franchise agreement negotiations and franchise regulatory matters; investment managers in the formation of hedge funds and other investment partnerships; and investment advisors and broker-dealers in a variety of registration and compliance matters.

Focusing primarily on privately-held companies, Sam Stumpf counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions and private equity and venture capital transactions. He is also experienced in working with: franchisors and franchisees in franchise system formation, franchise agreement negotiations and franchise regulatory matters; investment managers in the formation of hedge funds and other investment partnerships; and investment advisors and broker-dealers in a variety of registration and compliance matters. Throughout his 30-year practice with the firm, Sam's clients have included companies from the healthcare, media, manufacturing, financial services, retail, hospitality, food service and wine and spirits industries.

Sam represents clients on issues including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity and venture capital transactions
  • Regulatory audits
  • Franchise relationships
  • Investment advisor and broker-dealer registration and compliance issues
  • Formation of hedge funds and other investment partnerships

Drawing upon his deep experience in business law, Sam uses his knowledge to help business executives make advantageous business decisions and avoid unnecessary legal problems.

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Best Lawyers in America® — Nashville Securities Regulation "Lawyer of the Year" (2015); Nashville Franchise Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2013); Nashville Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2012)

Best Lawyers in America® — Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Franchise Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation (1995-2018)

Vanderbilt University — Lecturer in Law (1989)

Washington & Lee University — Assistant Professor of Law (1980-1983)

Patrick Wilson Scholar in Law

Archie B. Martin Memorial Medal — Recipient

Vanderbilt Law Review — Executive Articles Editor (1977-1978)

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