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The M&A Advisor Winner 2017The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards on Monday, November 13 at the 2017 M&A Advisor Awards. Bass, Berry & Sims was named a winner in the two categories related to the following deals:

M&A Deal of the Year (from $1B-$5B) – Acquisition of CLARCOR Inc. by Parker Hannifin Corporation

Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year (over $1B) – Acquisition of BNC Bancorp by Pinnacle Financial Partners

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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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Greg Parker Examines Supreme Court Review of Patent Disputes

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March 4, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Greg Parker authored a column for the Nashville Business Journal's special report on technology offering insight on the upcoming review by the U.S. Supreme Court of Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee. The court will address inter partes review (IPR) proceedings, which are administrative procedures challenging the validity of patents that are meant to be faster and lower cost alternatives to federal litigation. The case will address whether the broadest reasonable interpretation (BRI) standard to construe patent claims is proper, as well as whether decisions to institute IPRs should be reviewable.

The full article, "Supreme Court Eyes Patent Disputes," was published by the Nashville Business Journal on March 4, 2016, and is available online (subscription required) or in the print edition.


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