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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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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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Jeffrey P. Yarbro

Counsel

Nashville
(615) 742-7793 TEL
(615) 742-0400 FAX

Jeffrey P. Yarbro

Counsel

Nashville
(615) 742-7793 TEL
(615) 742-0400 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7793 TEL
(615) 742-0400 FAX

Jeff's practice is focused on complex civil, securities and class action litigation and the representation of clients in connection with governmental investigations and regulatory proceedings.

A native of Dyersburg, Tennessee, Jeff received a B.A. from Harvard University and graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. During law school, Jeff served as the editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review. Upon graduation, he received the Thomas Marshall Miller Prize, awarded to an outstanding member of the graduating class. He also received the Roy H. and Mary Claiborne Ritter Prize and was elected to the Order of the Coif and the Raven Society. Prior to joining the firm, Jeff served as a law clerk to Judge Gilbert Merritt of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Jeff is actively involved in the community. He serves as the co-chair of the Metro Nashville Public Schools' working group to transform high school education and is one of the founding board members of East End Prep, a charter elementary school. He has served as an education policy adviser to Nashville Mayor Karl Dean. In connection with his work in public education, he received the PENCIL Foundation's Volunteer of the Year award for 2010-11. Jeff is also the vice-chair of the board of directors and Chair of the Finance Committee for the Metropolitan Transit Authority. He is a veteran of Al Gore's presidential campaign and Harold Ford, Jr.'s campaign for U.S. Senate and remains active in state and local politics. In 2011, Jeff was selected as one of the "Forty Under 40" honorees by the Nashville Business Journal.

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Nashville Bar Association

Tennessee Association

American Bar Association

Economic Inclusion Advisory Committee (Metro Government of Nashville & Davidson County, Tennessee)

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Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2013-2017)

Nashville Post "Law Leaders Rising" (2012)

Nashville Business Journal "Forty Under 40" (2011)

Virginia Law Review — Editor-in-Chief (2003-2004)

Thomas Marshall Miller Prize

Roy H. and Mary Claiborne Ritter Prize (2004)

Law Clerk to Hon. Gilbert S. Merritt, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2004-2005)

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