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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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Matt Curley and Brian Roark Provide Insight on Hospital Fraud & Abuse Enforcement for Becker's Hospital Review

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August 12, 2013

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Matt Curley and Brian Roark provided an overview of trends related to hospital fraud and abuse enforcement in a recent article published by Becker's Hospital Review. The article, titled "7 Notable Developments in Hospital Fraud & Abuse Enforcement," discusses the following trends in hospital enforcement:

  1. The government's increased willingness to bring claims alleging unnecessary care; 
  2. The government's scrutiny of the medical need for and hospitals' billing of certain medical procedures; 
  3. Increased awards for whistleblowers reporting Medicare fraud; 
  4. The increased need for hospital peer-reviews in addition to internal reviews; 
  5. The increased number of Stark and AKS cases centered around physician employment arrangements; 
  6. The applicability of Stark to Medicaid claims; and 
  7. The increased focus on holding individuals and entities criminally liable for healthcare fraud.

To read the article in its entirety, please click here.


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