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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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Courtney Grande Outlines DOJ $23 Million Settlement Related to Cardiac Devices

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August 3, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Courtney Grande authored an article for the American Bar Association's (ABA) Health Law Section outlining the February 2016 settlement between the U.S. government and 51 hospitals related to the improper implantation of cardiac devices. Under the terms of the settlement, hospitals must pay $23 million to settle the allegations they inappropriately billed Medicare for improperly implanting cardiac devices from 2002-2010. As Courtney states in the article, the "case is especially notable because it shows the dilemma faced by healthcare companies who misinterpret Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) regulations and fail to recognize when CMS's assessment of appropriate care differs from the medical community's definition." This case serves to remind healthcare providers "to assess whether their practices comply with federal regulations, particularly as medical treatments continue to advance at a faster pace than CMS regulations."

The full article, "The New Cardiac Device Settlements: Why is it not Just the Number of Defendants that Makes this Case Notable," was published by the ABA's Health Law Section and is available online.


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