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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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49 Bass, Berry & Sims Attorneys Named Mid-South Super Lawyers

November 9, 2010

Nashville, Tenn., (November 9, 2010) – Thirty-nine attorneys from Bass, Berry & Sims PLC have been selected for inclusion in Mid-South Super Lawyers 2010. In addition, 10 attorneys have been cited as "Rising Stars." The firm's attorneys listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers 2010 are:

  • H. Lee Barfield II 
  • C. Dewees Berry IV 
  • James H. Cheek, III 
  • Michael L. Dagley 
  • J. Page Davidson 
  • Wallace W. Dietz 
  • Felix R. Dowsley, III 
  • Samuel Lanier Felker 
  • Tim K. Garrett 
  • J. Andrew Goddard 
  • James C. Gooch 
  • John A. Good 
  • R. Dale Grimes 
  • L. Wearen Hughes 
  • Paul G. Jennings 
  • Julie N. Jones 
  • Howard H. Lamar III 
  • G. Mark Mamantov 
  • Bryan Metcalf 
  • Claire F. Miley 
  • William N. Ozier 
  • Michael S. Peek 
  • Cynthia Y. Reisz 
  • Cynthia N. Sellers 
  • D. Mark Sheets 
  • Michael D. Sontag 
  • John C. Speer 
  • Richard R. Spore, III 
  • John A Stemmler 
  • James S. Tate, Jr. 
  • Shepherd D. Tate 
  • T. Stephen C. Taylor 
  • G. Scott Thomas 
  • Bob F. Thompson 
  • Overton Thompson III 
  • David A. Thornton 
  • Leigh Walton 
  • Charles K. Wray 
  • Jessalyn Ziegler

Cited by Mid-South Super Lawyers as "Rising Stars" are:

  • Ross Booher 
  • Robert L. Brewer 
  • Matthew M. Curley 
  • R. Todd Ervin 
  • David R. Esquivel 
  • D. Scott Holley 
  • Angela Humphreys 
  • Jeffrey A. Oldham 
  • Elizabeth S. Warren 
  • Gregory T. Young 

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. It is published as a special supplement in leading newspapers and city and regional magazines across the country. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multiphase rating process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. 

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With more than 200 attorneys representing numerous publicly traded companies and Fortune 500 businesses, Bass, Berry & Sims has been involved in some of the largest and most significant litigation matters and business transactions in the country. For more information, click here.  

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