We represented Pinnacle Financial Partners in a class action brought on behalf of shareholders of Avenue Bank, arising out of Pinnacle’s $200 million acquisition of Avenue. The plaintiff alleged that Avenue’s Board of Directors breached its fiduciary duties by agreeing to the transaction, and that Pinnacle aided and abetted the breach. The matter was settled on favorable terms and the deal closed. Bushansky v. Avenue Financial Holdings, et al., No.16-489-IV (Chancery Court, Davidson County, Tennessee).

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