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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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Mid-South Super Lawyers Lists 45 Bass, Berry & Sims Attorneys in 20 Practice Areas

November 12, 2012

Nashville, Tenn., (November 12, 2012) – Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce that 45 of its attorneys were named to Mid-South Super Lawyers 2012 list in 20 different practice areas. In addition, seven attorneys were recognized in the Rising Stars category.

Listed Knoxville attorney includes:
  • G. Mark Mamantov – Bonds/Government Finance
Listed Memphis attorneys include:
  • John A. Good – Securities & Corporate Finance 
  • J. Brook Lathram – Business Litigation 
  • Stephen W. Ragland – Business Litigation 
  • John C. Speer – Business Litigation 
  • Richard R. Spore, III – Real Estate 
  • John A. Stemmler – Real Estate 
  • Shepherd D. Tate – Alternative Dispute Resolution 
  • David A. Thornton – Employee Benefits/ERISA
Listed Nashville attorneys include:
  • H. Lee Barfield, II – Business Litigation 
  • Coburn Dewees Berry, IV – Real Estate 
  • James H. Cheek, III – Securities & Corporate Finance 
  • Michael L. Dagley – Business Litigation 
  • J. Page Davidson – Business/Corporate 
  • Wallace W. Dietz – Business Litigation 
  • R. Todd Ervin – Tax 
  • David R. Esquivel – Business Litigation 
  • Samuel Lanier Felker – Personal Injury Defense: Products 
  • Tim K. Garrett – Employment & Labor 
  • J. Andrew Goddard – Environmental 
  • James C. Gooch – Estate Planning & Probate 
  • B. Riney Green – Mergers & Acquisitions 
  • R. Dale Grimes – Antitrust Litigation 
  • L. Wearen Hughes – Construction Litigation 
  • Paul G. Jennings – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights 
  • David A. King – Health Care 
  • Howard H. Lamar, III – Mergers & Acquisitions 
  • Anthony J. McFarland – Securities Litigation 
  • Bryan W. Metcalf – Tax 
  • Claire F. Miley – Health Care 
  • William N. Ozier – Employment & Labor 
  • Michael S. Peek – Real Estate 
  • J. Bradbury Reed – Securities & Corporate Finance 
  • Cynthia Y. Reisz – Health Care 
  • Fritz Richter, III – Employee Benefits/ERISA 
  • D. Mark Sheets – Real Estate 
  • Michael D. Sontag – Tax 
  • James S. Tate, Jr. – Real Estate 
  • T. Stephen C. Taylor – Insurance Coverage 
  • G. Scott Thomas – Environmental 
  • Bob F. Thompson – Securities & Corporate Finance 
  • Overton Thompson, III – Securities Litigation 
  • F. Mitchell Walker, Jr. – Securities & Corporate Finance 
  • Leigh Walton – Health Care 
  • Jessalyn H. Zeigler – Personal Injury Defense/Products
Those listed in the Rising Star category include (all in Nashville office):
  • Ross Booher – International  
  • Robert L. Brewer – Intellectual Property 
  • Anna M. Grizzle – Health Care 
  • D. Scott Holley – Securities & Corporate Finance 
  • Tatjana Paterno – Mergers & Acquisitions 
  • Ryan D. Thomas – Business/Corporate 
  • Elizabeth S. Warren – Health Care

Mid-South Super Lawyers also released Top Lists for those attorneys that received the highest point totals in different categories and regions. Listed below are the Bass, Berry & Sims' attorneys that received these honors.

Top 100 Tennessee Super Lawyers 2012: 
  • H. Lee Barfield, II – Business Litigation 
  • James H. Cheek, III – Securities & Corporate Finance 
  • James C. Gooch – Estate Planning & Probate 
  • John A. Good – Securities & Corporate Finance 
  • J. Brook Lathram – Business Litigation 
  • William N. Ozier – Employment & Labor 
  • Michael D. Sontag – Tax 
  • James S. Tate, Jr. – Real Estate 
  • Leigh Walton – Health Care
Top 50 Memphis Super Lawyers 2012: 
  • John A. Good – Securities & Corporate Finance 
  • J. Brook Lathram – Business Litigation
Top 50 Nashville Super Lawyers 2012: 
  • H. Lee Barfield, II – Business Litigation  
  • James H. Cheek, III – Securities & Corporate Finance 
  • James C. Gooch – Estate Planning & Probate 
  • William N. Ozier – Employment & Labor 
  • Michael D. Sontag – Tax 
  • James S. Tate, Jr. – Real Estate 
  • Leigh Walton – Health Care
Top 50 Women Mid-South Super Lawyers 2012: 
  • Cynthia Y. Reisz – Health Care 
  • Leigh Walton – Health Care 
  • Jessalyn Zeigler – Personal Injury Defense/Products

About Mid-South Super Lawyers
Mid-South 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. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. More information can be found at http://www.superlawyers.com/index.html

About Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
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, visit www.bassberry.com.


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