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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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Tim Garrett Authors Article on Culture Wars in the Workplace

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September 29, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Tim Garrett authored an article for Workforce magazine outlining how the workplace can be considered the unintended battleground for cultural wars. In the article, Tim identifies the causes of this reality and the tension it creates; highlights certain "false" solutions; and provides a more effective, practical solution for working toward a coherent, team-oriented, positive work environment. As Tim points out in the article, "employers have recognized the differing constituencies in the workplace and have begun evaluating how to balance the needs and rights they present. Savvy management knows that true leadership involves managing relationships in a way that promotes the desired workplace narrative." He offers employers the following practical solutions to help create this type of work environment:

  • Focus on relationships, not rules.
  • Affirm what is best in others, rather than focusing on fearing the worst.
  • Reinforce that all work has dignity and all workers deserve respect.
  • Require performance management.
  • Approach performance management with humility.

The full article, "Arming for the Workplace Cultural Dynamics," was published by Workforce on September 29, 2016, and is available online.


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