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Primary Care Providers Win Challenge of CMS Interpretation of Enhanced Payment Law

With the help and support of the Tennessee Medical Association, 21 Tennessee physicians of underserved communities joined together and retained Bass, Berry & Sims to file suit against the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to stop improper collection efforts. Our team, led by David King, was successful in halting efforts to recoup TennCare payments that were used legitimately to expand services in communities that needed them. Read more

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GDPR Top 5 Actions You Should Take Now

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25th. As most organizations are aware, the GDPR applies not only to EU businesses but also many companies in the U.S. While the deadline is quickly approaching, most organizations are still grappling with the implications of the regulation on their business. Even if your readiness efforts are behind the curve, the GDPR Top 5 Actions You Should Take NOW will help you begin your efforts towards compliance and help mitigate your organization's risk in the short-term.

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Bass, Berry & Sims Releases Blueprint for an IPO

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September 7, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims is pleased to provide its Blueprint for an IPO to help companies understand the process of going public and the new challenges they will face once their securities are publicly traded. An initial public offering (IPO) is a transaction in which a company's securities are offered to the public for the first time. Companies go public to raise capital to fuel growth, pay down debt and provide liquidity to shareholders, among other things. Going public is a corporate milestone, particularly in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act era of corporate reform. An IPO is at the same time exciting and very demanding on a company's management team. IPO candidates face for the first time the expansive regulatory scheme administered by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and must deal with corporate governance processes that are much different than what they had as private companies.

Although all issuers and offerings are different, the basic process of going public remains relatively constant and this publication, in an easy to use Q&A format, identifies the key players and their roles and details the process of going public. In addition, the publication details many of the ongoing obligations a company will face after it becomes a public company.

Bass, Berry & Sims is nationally known for its extensive experience in securities transactions, and is principal securities counsel to more than 35 public companies. We have incorporated our experience into the Blueprint for an IPO for the benefit of our clients and friends and hope that it will be a valuable resource.

The Blueprint for an IPO offers discussion and analysis on the following:

  • Overview Of IPOs
  • Corporate Housekeeping
  • Limitations On Publicity During The Offering Process
  • Ongoing Disclosure Obligations

This publication is summary in nature and is not intended to be legal advice. If you would like a courtesy hard copy of the publication, please reach out to a member of our Capital Markets team. Venture Nashville Connections cited the Blueprint for an IPO in an article on September 12, 2016, "Coffee Minute: Bass Berry IPO 'Roadmap' Could Help in Following Ayers' or Other IPOs."

 

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