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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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Jessie Zeigler and Chad Jarboe Examine Witness Preparation in Trials for ABA Publication

From the Trenches II: Mastering the Art of Preparing Witnesses


December 4, 2017

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Jessie Zeigler and Chad Jarboe authored the chapter "Tagging In: Working with a Professional Trial Consultant to Assist with Witness Preparation," for the American Bar Association's (ABA) publication, From the Trenches II: Mastering the Art of Preparing Witnesses. The chapter authored by Jessie and Chad examines the following topics:

  • When should lawyers consider using a trial consultant for witness preparation?
  • Use of a managing agent's or unavailable witness' deposition
  • Discoverability and credibility issues
  • Budgetary concerns

More details about From the Trenches II: Mastering the Art of Preparing Witnesses and information on how to purchase a copy of the book can be found on the ABA website.

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