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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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Elizabeth S. Warren

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Nashville
(615) 742-7719 TEL
(615) 742-2733 FAX

Elizabeth S. Warren

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-7719 TEL
(615) 742-2733 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7719 TEL
(615) 742-2733 FAX

Elizabeth Warren has helped dozens of national hospital companies and healthcare providers respond to the fluid regulatory landscape in which they operate. She advises clients on transactional and operational issues including Anti-Kickback and Stark compliance, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance and disclosures for securities filings.

Elizabeth Warren has helped dozens of national hospital companies and healthcare providers respond to the fluid regulatory landscape in which they operate. She advises clients on transactional and operational issues including Anti-Kickback and Stark compliance, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance and disclosures for securities filings.

Utilizing her industry knowledge and a practical outlook, Elizabeth counsels her clients on issues including:

  • HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule Compliance – Privacy and security rules, state and other requirements related to the confidentiality and security of health-related information; responding to data breaches and preventing identity theft; responding to privacy or security incidents; and implementing necessary policies and training employees.
  • Joint Venture and Management Relationships – Structuring joint ventures and management relationships in compliance with federal and state law requirements; handling regulatory issues raised by physician ownerships of hospitals and structuring unit or service line management arrangements between hospitals and management companies. 
  • Contracting, Regulatory and Operational Matters – Healthcare operations and regulatory issues, including Stark Law and Anti-Kickback statute implications, along with other fraud and abuse compliance; responding to record requests, parent/minor consent to treatment issues and Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) compliance; and drafting and negotiating healthcare operational agreements such as professional service agreements, recruiting agreements, medical director agreements and provider employment agreements.
  • Compliance – Developing and implementing compliance programs and related policies; helping providers respond to compliance issues, such as handling suspected or identified overpayments.
  • Regulatory Due Diligence – Identifying and addressing healthcare regulatory issues in healthcare transactions, including the acquisition and disposition of hospitals, surgery centers and information technology companies.

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Best Lawyers in America® — Health Care Law (2010-2018)

Mid-South Super Lawyers (2014-2015); "Rising Star" (2010-2012)

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Vanderbilt Law Review — Associate Managing Editor (1996-1997)

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