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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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Attorneys Author AHLA Article Outlining 2015 Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Developments

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February 16, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Danielle Sloane, Lauren Gaffney and Richard Eiler authored an article published in the February 2016 issue of AHLA Connections which analyzes notable fraud and abuse cases and settlements, predicts future regulatory enforcement trends and summarizes recent amendments to the Stark Law. AHLA Connections is the monthly publication of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). This article serves as a guide for healthcare providers attempting to navigate the complex regulatory challenges facing the industry.

Specifically, the article analyzes important areas to watch in 2016 including: 

  • Regulatory risks associated with operating physician practices at a loss;
  • The effect of the Yates Memo and the DOJ's increased focus on individual liability related to allegations of abuse; and
  • Impact of significant amendments to the Stark Law including increased flexibility, eased technical burdens, and reduced ambiguity.

The full article, "A Guide to Setting 2016 Fraud and Abuse Resolutions (Based on Developments and Lessons Learned in 2015)," was published in the February 2016 issue of AHLA Connections and is available online (subscription required).


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