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The M&A Advisor Winner 2017The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards on Monday, November 13 at the 2017 M&A Advisor Awards. Bass, Berry & Sims was named a winner in the two categories related to the following deals:

M&A Deal of the Year (from $1B-$5B) – Acquisition of CLARCOR Inc. by Parker Hannifin Corporation

Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year (over $1B) – Acquisition of BNC Bancorp by Pinnacle Financial Partners

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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 Examines NLRB Ruling in Cooper Tire Case

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February 28, 2017

In an article published by Law360, Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Tim Garrett provided insight on a case determining whether the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) correctly ruled that racist insults hurled at replacement workers by a striking employee remains protected conduct. According to the NLRB, the company violated the law in terminating this employee on three counts:

  1. the offensive conduct occurred in the context of picketing
  2. there were no express threats, and
  3. the company should understand that a certain amount of confrontation and impulsive behavior occurs in the context of picketing.

The full article, "Does The NLRA Protect Racist Insults By Picketing Workers?" was published by Law360 on February 28, 2017, and is available online.


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