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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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Sylvia Yi

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Sylvia Yi

Associate

Washington, D.C.
(202) 827-2993 TEL
(202) 379-3512 FAX
Washington, D.C.
(202) 827-2993 TEL
(202) 379-3512 FAX

Sylvia Yi represents businesses as they move through the contracting process with federal, state and local governments. Her practice also includes counseling public and private companies across a range of industries related to their business in the international marketplace. In addition, Sylvia advises clients in response to criminal and government investigations.

Her practice includes:

  • Government Contracts – Assisting clients in meeting the demanding and ever-changing regulatory environment of contracting with federal, state and local governments.
  • International Trade – Helping clients navigate the complex regulations associated with a global marketplace.
  • Compliance & Government Investigations/White-Collar Crime – Counseling clients through criminal and civil government enforcement matters and responding to federal, state or local government investigations.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Sylvia assisted in drafting comprehensive course material specializing in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) for CLE approved training sessions for government contracting professionals. In law school, she was a procurement intern at the Department of Homeland Security, where she reviewed solicitations and assisted on bid protests. Sylvia was also a judicial intern at the D.C. Contract Appeals Board and drafted opinions on local government contracts disputes.

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American Bar Association – Section of Public Contract Law

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Publication:

  • Note, State and Local Governments: Ditch the GSA Schedule and Do It Yourself, 44 Pub. Cont. L.J. 573 (Summer 2015)

Accolades

Public Contract Law Journal — Notes Editor & Technology Editor

2015 Government Contracts Moot Court Competition — Co-Chair

2014 Government Contracts Moot Court Competition — First Place

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