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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 Elects 3 New Members

January 21, 2014

Nashville, Tenn., (January 21, 2014) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce that Joseph B. Crace, Danielle M. Sloane and Lucas Ross Smith have been elected to membership in the firm.

"We are proud to welcome these three outstanding attorneys to the Firm's partnership. They have exhibited a strong commitment to exceptional client service and continued professional growth," says Todd Rolapp, the firm's managing partner.

Joseph B. Crace (Nashville) Joe focuses his practice on litigation involving alleged violations of federal and state securities laws, derivative litigation, class actions relating to public company mergers and acquisitions, and shareholder disputes. Joe obtained his law degree, cum laude, from Cornell University and graduatedcum laude from the Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Danielle M. Sloane (Nashville) Danielle focuses her practice exclusively on healthcare law, advising clients on a multitude of complex regulatory, operational, compliance and transactional issues. Danielle graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. During law school, she gained experience in healthcare law and the complex legal needs of academic medical centers through an internship with the University of Virginia Medical Center. Danielle earned a B.A. in biology from the University of Virginia.

Lucas Ross Smith (Nashville) Luke represents companies across the nation in complex litigation and provides antitrust counseling and analysis in proposed mergers and acquisitions, including Hart-Scott Rodino Act pre-merger filing notifications. Luke obtained an Honors Bachelor of Arts (Greek, Latin and philosophy) at Xavier University, and then obtained a law degree and a master's degree in theological studies through the joint law/divinity program at Vanderbilt University Law School and Vanderbilt Divinity School.

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is a professional limited liability company rather than a partnership. Professional limited liability companies have 'members' instead of 'partners.'

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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