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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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Mary Beth Fortugno, Lauren Gaffney and Dan Kuninsky Contribute to AHLA's Accountable Care Organization Member Briefing

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May 10, 2012

The American Health Lawyers Association's (AHLA) Accountable Care Organization Task Force recently released an "Accountable Care Organization Member Briefing." This briefing provides an overview of the final regulations covering Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and the issues surrounding the process of applying, forming, and operating an ACO.

Bass, Berry & Sims healthcare attorneys were highly involved in creating the member briefing. Mary Beth Fortugno served as Member Briefing Co-Chair, and Lauren Gaffney and Dan Kuninsky were both editors for the briefing.

The Member Briefing can be accessed on the AHLA website.

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