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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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Meredith Mallard Thompson

Counsel

Nashville
(615) 742-7759 TEL
(615) 248-2385 FAX

Meredith Mallard Thompson

Counsel

Nashville
(615) 742-7759 TEL
(615) 248-2385 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7759 TEL
(615) 248-2385 FAX

Meredith's practice focuses on complex business and commercial litigation, including cases involving business torts, managed care disputes, software disputes and healthcare law. She has extensive experience in both federal and state courts and has successfully negotiated sophisticated and creative settlements in a variety of contract disputes and business transactions.

  • Business Disputes – Meredith has represented numerous companies in a variety of commercial disputes and claims, including consumer protection act statutes, insurance disputes, contract disputes, business torts, merger and acquisitions, business fraud, and other general commercial matters.
  • Managed Care Disputes – Meredith has handled disputes involving the rights and obligations of providers, insurers, benefit administrators, and vendors, including out-of-network claim disputes, ERISA preemption, prompt pay laws, and any willing provider laws.
  • Software Disputes – Meredith has investigated and resolved several disputes between organizations and information technology providers, including claims related to software implementation and contract disputes.
  • Healthcare Disputes – Meredith has represented a broad range of healthcare clients, in consumer and commercial litigation, False Claims Act qui tam actions, and internal investigations regarding potential regulatory and compliance issues.

A native of Nashville, Meredith is active in the community and enjoys opportunities to participate in pro bono activities.

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American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

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Phi Kappa Phi

Tennessee Law Review — Executive Editor

John F. Schrankel Merit Scholarship

James Powers Excellence in Advocacy Award

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