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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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Bob Horton and Kimberly Veirs Contribute Article on Mandatory Arbitration of Employment Claims

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September 6, 2017

Bob Horton | Kimberly Veirs | Bass, Berry & SimsBass, Berry & Sims attorneys Bob Horton and Kimberly Veirs contributed an article for Practical Law on Tennessee laws related to the mandatory arbitration of employment-related claims. The article outlines key differences between federal and Tennessee arbitration law and provides guidance on issues associated with unconscionability, severability, waiver of class and representative actions, arbitrability, drafting considerations, EEOC challenges, and bracketed text. As part of the article, the authors provided sample language for a Tennessee compliant mandatory arbitration provision of employment-related claims that can be incorporated into a written employment agreement or employee handbook.

The full article, "Mandatory Arbitration of Employment-Related Claims (TN)," was published by Practical Law and is available in the PDF below. Bob and Kimberly also contributed the article titled "Mutual Agreement to Arbitrate Employment-Related Disputes (TN)," for Practical Law.

Practical Law is a resource of Thomson Reuters that provides online resources for attorneys practicing in in-house corporate law departments and law firms within the U.S. and globally who have an interest in U.S. and transnational law. Often the content is designed to provide jurisdiction-specific guidance on a variety of legal topics.

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