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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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Todd Rolapp Authors Article on Legal Industry Forecast for 2017

Nashville Business Journal


January 17, 2017

Bass, Berry & Sims managing partner Todd Rolapp authored an article in the Nashville Business Journal about the 2017 industry forecast for the business of law. In the article, Todd observes that while industry consensus suggests the business of law will not change much from 2016 to 2017, Todd sees the upcoming political changes and his recent experiences participating in the Women in Law Hackathon event and subsequent Hackathon Alliance as indication of potential change for 2017. After participating in the Women in Law Hackathon competition, Bass, Berry & Sims joined the Hackathon Alliance, a group of law firms committed to close the gender gap in law firms. As Todd points out in the article, although law firms have historically come up short in this area, he is optimistic that 2017 may see change. 

The article was published in conjunction with the publication of the Nashville Business Journal's annual list of law firms, ranked according to number of local attorneys. Bass, Berry & Sims was ranked at the top of the list with 214 local attorneys (based on data as of December 1, 2016). To view the full list, click here.

The full article, "Client Needs, Political Changes and a Call for Diversity," was published by the Nashville Business Journal on January 13, 2017, and is available online.

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