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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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Rodrigo N. Valle

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7808 TEL
(615) 742-0478 FAX

Rodrigo N. Valle

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7808 TEL
(615) 742-0478 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7808 TEL
(615) 742-0478 FAX

Rod Valle advises clients across a broad range of industries in intellectual property (IP) related matters and technology-based transactions, including license agreements, software and technology service transactions, strategic relationships, and mergers and acquisitions involving technology and IP assets. Rod also works with companies on a variety of trademark and franchise related issues. In addition, Rod has significant experience representing clients with respect to enforcing their intellectual property rights, including handling intellectual property and licensing disputes.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Rod was an associate at Ropes & Gray working out of the New York and Tokyo offices. After law school, he served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Litigation Bureau of the New York State Office of the Attorney General. Prior to law school, Rod worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a Life Scientist. Rod is fluent in Spanish and French.

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American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville - Arts Board Matching Program (Class of 2017)

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Publications:

  • "2014 Year-in-Review: Important U.S. Patent Law Developments – A Busy Tech Year" (co-author), Bloomberg BNA Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal (January 30, 2015)
  • "The Multi-party Infringement Puzzle" (co-author), The Patent Lawyer (November/December 2012)

Presentation:

  • "Protecting Your Secrets: Best Practices in NDA Drafting and Safeguarding Trade Secrets," Presenter, Japan In-House Counsel Network Seminar (June 2014)

Accolades

Oxford International IP Moot Court – First Place

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