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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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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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Presentation Recap: ERISA and ACA Litigation Update

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May 20, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Fritz Richter and Susan Bilbro spoke at the Corporate Counsel Forum 2016 hosted by the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA).

During their "ERISA and ACA Litigation Update," Fritz and Susan covered the following topics:

  • Workforce Management after Marin v. Dave & Buster's Inc.
    • Pay or Play Penalty Requirements
    • ERISA §510
    • Marin v. Dave & Buster's Inc. (Southern District of New York)
  • ERISA Preemption
    • ERISA Preemption under §514 
    • Review of Past Supreme Court Decisions
    • Gobeille, Chair of the Vermont Green Mountain Care Board v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. (Supreme Court)

For a complete copy of the slides, see the pdf below.

Download Document - ERISA and ACA Litigation Update

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