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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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Shannon L. Wiley

Associate

Memphis
(901) 543-5987 TEL
(901) 543-5999 FAX

Shannon L. Wiley

Associate

Memphis
(901) 543-5987 TEL
(901) 543-5999 FAX
Memphis
(901) 543-5987 TEL
(901) 543-5999 FAX

Shannon focuses her practice on healthcare regulatory matters with a specific emphasis in the specialty pharmacy industry. She advises clients on regulatory matters arising in pharmaceutical trade and distribution, such as the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Civil Monetary Penalty Law, and FDA regulations such as the Drug Supply Chain Security Act. Additionally, she assists clients with the development, drafting and negotiation of agreements related to various components of the drug supply chain, such as limited distribution networks, pharmacy services agreements, and hub arrangements. Shannon also provides regulatory guidance on transactional issues.

Shannon focuses her practice on healthcare regulatory matters with a specific emphasis in the specialty pharmacy industry. She advises clients on regulatory matters arising in pharmaceutical trade and distribution, such as the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Civil Monetary Penalty Law, and FDA regulations such as the Drug Supply Chain Security Act. Additionally, she assists clients with the development, drafting and negotiation of agreements related to various components of the drug supply chain, such as limited distribution networks, pharmacy services agreements, and hub arrangements. Shannon also provides regulatory guidance on transactional issues.

Shannon's practice involves counsel related to:

  • Specialty Pharmacy – Assisting specialty pharmacies with program development, contracting strategy and negotiation, regulatory guidance and licensure issues
  • Drug Distribution – Providing legal and regulatory guidance related to the supply chain to specialty and retail pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, wholesale distribution centers, and hubs
  • Healthcare Contracting, Regulatory & Operational Matters – Providing counsel on healthcare operations, regulatory and reimbursement issues
  • Healthcare Transactions- Conducting healthcare regulatory diligence in pharmacy transactions in the specialty pharmacy industry
  • Healthcare Compliance & Administrative Proceedings – Developing and evaluating compliance programs for healthcare clients and defending clients in regulatory matters; responding to and appealing the results of payor claims audits

Prior to joining the firm, Shannon was an associate at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC.

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American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

Tennessee Bar Association

Memphis Bar Association — Board Member of the Health Law Section (2015, 2016), CLE Committee Chair (2015, 2016)

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Recent Article:

  • Co-author – "HHS Issues Guidance on Permitted Remuneration for Prescription Refill Reminders in the Absence of Patient Authorization," Health Lawyers Weekly (October 11, 2013)

Recent Presentation:

  • "What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: The Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Health Law for Your Practice," Memphis Bar Association Bench Bar & Boardroom Conference (May 2014)

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Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" (2013-2016)

Cecil C. Humphreys Law Review

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