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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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Mike Hess and Shannon Wiley Author Article on How Specialty Pharmacies Should Align Compliance and Persistency Services with HIPAA Rules

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April 22, 2015

In an article for Specialty Pharmacy Times, Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Mike Hess and Shannon Wiley remind specialty pharmacies about the importance of ensuring that compliance and persistency services, such as refill reminders and benefits investigations, align with marketing rules set forth in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Mike and Shannon outline a framework for structuring such service programs in compliance with HIPAA while considering multiple operational concerns. 

The full article, "What to Remember About Refill Reminders," was published by Specialty Pharmacy Times on April 15 and is available online.


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