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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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Bass, Berry & Sims Releases Securities & Shareholder Litigation 2017: A Look Ahead

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February 21, 2017

Securities & Shareholder Litigation 2017: A Look AheadBass, Berry & Sims PLC announces the release of its annual "Securities & Shareholder Litigation 2017: A Look Ahead," a high-level report that covers recent developments and offers best practices for the year ahead. The newly released report provides a high-level analysis to help officers, directors and general counsel navigate the legal landscape with an understanding of significant developments in corporate and securities law.

The five key trends and topics covered in the report include:

  • SEC Enforcement Hits All—Time High In 2016; What's Next?
  • Buyer And Seller Beware: The Potential Pitfalls Of Sharing Privileged Information During Due Diligence
  • Done Deal! Not So Fast: Strategies For Minimizing Post—Closing Disputes
  • Can Liability In A Data Breach Expand To The Boardroom?
  • Sixth Sense: Significant Securities Cases Decided By The Sixth Circuit In 2016

Click below to view the Securities & Shareholder Litigation 2017: A Look Ahead. For additional information, please contact one of our practice group co-chairs, Joe Crace or Britt Latham.

Articles and expanded content from this report were featured in various media outlets, including: 

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