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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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Bass, Berry & Sims Attorney Robert Echols Accepted as Member of Tennessee Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

March 26, 2013

Nashville, Tenn., (March 26, 2013) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce that Robert Echols was accepted to membership in the Tennessee Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.

Echols has more than 40 years of experience in the legal industry as both a litigator and judge. He concentrates his current practice on litigation, arbitration, mediation, and investigations. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims in 2010, Echols served for 18 years as a United States District Judge. In addition to his membership in the Tennessee Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, he is a member of the American Arbitration Association's (AAA) Roster of Neutrals for complex commercial arbitrations and mediations, as well as AAA's Judicial Settlement Conference Service Panel and the AAA Healthcare Payor Provider Judicial Arbitration Panel; and a member of the ICDR International Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators. Also, he is a listed certified Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Mediator; and a listed Mediator for the United States District Courts in the Middle, Western and Eastern Districts of Tennessee. Echols served in the military for 35 years and retired as a Brigadeer General in the Tennessee Army National Guard. He currently services as a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army, and was recently appointed as chair of the newly formed Veterans Committee of the Nashville Bar Association.

About the Tennessee Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
The Tennessee Academy is the local chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, a national professional association of 600 plus members who are admitted only by invitation based upon their proven success and experience in the field of civil and commercial arbitration and mediation and by their commitment to the practice of alternative dispute resolution. For more information, please visit the organization’s website.

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


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