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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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In order to achieve the most cost-effective and timely resolution of disputes, we are committed to recommending and pursuing alternative dispute resolution (ADR) whenever appropriate. Our attorneys are experienced in ADR procedures, such as mediations, arbitrations and judicial settlement conferences. Alternatives to litigation such as these are an integral part of our litigation strategy. Our attorneys regularly serve as counsel to clients involved in ADR proceedings, as well as act as mediators or arbitrators.

Several members of the team are Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 mediators, including a retired U.S. District Court Judge whose practice is largely focused on serving as a mediator or arbitrator. Our team also includes members of the American Arbitration Association's Roster of Neutrals, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) International Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators or other similar panels, as well as the Best Lawyers in America® "Lawyer of the Year" designations for Nashville Arbitration (2013) and Memphis Arbitration (2017 and 2015).

In order to achieve the most cost-effective and timely resolution of disputes, we are committed to recommending and pursuing alternative dispute resolution (ADR) whenever appropriate. Our attorneys are experienced in ADR procedures, such as mediations, arbitrations and judicial settlement conferences. Alternatives to litigation such as these are an integral part of our litigation strategy. Our attorneys regularly serve as counsel to clients involved in ADR proceedings, as well as act as mediators or arbitrators.

Several members of the team are Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 mediators, including a retired U.S. District Court Judge whose practice is largely focused on serving as a mediator or arbitrator. Our team also includes members of the American Arbitration Association's Roster of Neutrals, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) International Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators or other similar panels, as well as the Best Lawyers in America® "Lawyer of the Year" designations for Nashville Arbitration (2013) and Memphis Arbitration (2017 and 2015).

While most of our attorneys have broad industry experience, certain team members have developed a focus on specific industry sectors, including:

  • Commercial disputes
  • Construction disputes
  • Bankruptcy disputes

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