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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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Taylor K. Wirth

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7805 TEL
(615) 742-2807 FAX

Taylor K. Wirth

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7805 TEL
(615) 742-2807 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7805 TEL
(615) 742-2807 FAX

Taylor Wirth advises clients on a variety of corporate matters including securities offerings, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, Taylor works with public companies on initial exchange listings and regulatory compliance with the NYSE and NASDAQ. He works across a variety of industries including manufacturing, financial services and REITs.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, he practiced in the Nashville office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C.

Memberships

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce — Board of Directors, Secretary

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Publications:

  • "The Fight for Marriage Equality Continues in Tennessee" (author), Unite Magazine (September 2014)
  • "Uncertain Investing: 'Bad Actors' and Working Interests in Oil and Gas Properties" (author), Oil & Gas Financial Journal (March 14, 2014)
  • "SEC Takes First Significant Steps Toward Crowdfunding" (author), Law Journal Newsletters (October 2013)

Presentation:

  • "The SEC and Cybersecurity: Are Public Companies Cyber-Prepared," Bridgeway Software Client Conference (October 2014)

Accolades

Tennessee Law Review – Editor-in-Chief

Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society

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