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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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Bass, Berry & Sims Releases Annual Review of 2015 Securities and Shareholder Litigation

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March 10, 2016

Securities & Shareholder 2015 Year-End ReviewBass, Berry & Sims PLC announces the release of the Securities & Shareholder Litigation: 2015 Year-End Review, the firm's annual report on the most important trends and developments from the previous year affecting companies and their officers and directors. The report provides an extensive analysis of and practical guidance regarding the most significant updates in corporate and securities law in 2015.

The six key trends and topics covered in the report include:

  • The establishment of the Tennessee Business Court in 2015.
  • How different lower courts have interpreted the scope of the Supreme Court's decision in Omnicare, and the implications of these varying interpretations.
  • Whether the rejection of disclosure-only settlements in Delaware's Chancery Court will mean the death of these types of settlements or will it force companies to seek other jurisdictions?
  • What is the risk of liability for financial advisors in light of several recent court decisions?
  • Updates and analysis on some of the most significant securities cases of 2015, including Pension Fund Group v. Tempur-Pedic Int'l, Inc., Bondali v. Yum! Brands, Inc., and Verble v. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC.
  • Attorney-client privilege considerations for in-house counsel of companies with global operations or affiliates.

Click below to view the Securities & Shareholder Litigation 2015 Year-End Review. We hope this review is useful. If you have any questions about the survey or would like additional information about the articles or the authors, please contact one of the authors listed. We look forward to working with you in the future.

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