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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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Eli Richardson Authors Law360 Article on DOJ's Increased Criminal Enforcement Against Corporate Crimes

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December 22, 2014

Bass, Berry & Sims government investigations attorney Eli Richardson authored an article titled "DOJ Focus On Corporate Crimes: Turn Risk Into Opportunity" that was published by Law360 on December 22, 2014. The article outlines the recent increase in criminal enforcement by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) against companies and individual perpetrators of corporate crimes, and discusses how this trend can benefit corporate victims of white-collar crimes.

The full article is available on the Law360 website (subscription required) or in the PDF below.

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