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On December 1, 2016, Parker Hannifin Corporation and CLARCOR Inc. announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Parker will acquire CLARCOR for approximately $4.3 billion in cash, including the assumption of net debt. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the board of directors of each company. Upon closing of the transaction, expected to be completed by or during the first quarter of Parker’s fiscal year 2018, CLARCOR will be combined with Parker’s Filtration Group to form a leading and diverse global filtration business. Bass, Berry & Sims has served CLARCOR as primary corporate and securities counsel for 10 years and served as lead counsel on this transaction. Read more here.

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Blueprint for an IPO

Companies go public to raise capital to fuel growth, pay down debt and provide liquidity to shareholders. Although all issuers and offerings are different, the basic process of going public remains relatively constant. Blueprint for an IPO identifies the key players, details the process and identifies the obligations companies will face after going public.

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Methods for Resolution of Indemnification Disputes


April 28, 2017

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Joe Crace and Britt Latham are presenting at the Business Law Forum 2017 presented by the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA). The forum will address the constituents, structures, functions and contents of indemnification provisions that are commonly negotiated in a variety of business transactions. Joe and Britt will present on the topic of, "Methods for Resolution of Indemnification Disputes."

Topics include:

  • What issues should the parties address in a dispute resolution provision (i.e., the pros and cons of including a mandatory arbitration clause, a jury trial waiver or a fee-shifting provision)?
  • Which state's law and which forum should govern?
  • Tips and tactics for resolving indemnification disputes early and efficiently
  • Best practices for avoiding disputes over representations and warranties in the first place.

The Business Law Forum 2017 will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017. The program has been approved for 6.5 hours of Tennessee CLE credit (1.5 dual, 5 general). For more information and registration, visit the TBA website.

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