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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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15 Bass, Berry & Sims Attorneys Named "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America 2016

August 25, 2015

Nashville, Tenn., (August 25, 2015) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce that 15 of its attorneys recently were named "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Best Lawyers began designating "Lawyer of the Year" in the U.S. in high-profile legal practice areas in conjunction with the 15th edition (2009). Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," making this accolade particularly significant. Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. 

Listed below are the lawyers that were honored from Bass, Berry & Sims and the area of specialty in which they were recognized.

  • Robert L. Brewer: Best Lawyers® 2016 Nashville Technology Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Michael L. Dagley: Best Lawyers® 2016 Nashville Corporate Governance Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Wallace W. Dietz: Best Lawyers® 2016 Nashville Litigation – Securities "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Tim K. Garrett: Best Lawyers® 2016 Nashville Litigation – Labor and Employment "Lawyer of the Year"
  • B. Riney Green: Best Lawyers® 2016 Nashville Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • R. Dale Grimes: Best Lawyers® 2016 Nashville Litigation – Antitrust "Lawyer of the Year"
  • L. Wearen Hughes: Best Lawyers® 2016 Nashville Construction Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • J. Brook Lathram: Best Lawyers® 2016 Memphis Product Liability Litigation – Defendants "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Michael S. Peek: Best Lawyers® 2016 Nashville Banking and Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • W. Brantley Phillips, Jr.: Best Lawyers® 2016 Nashville Administrative / Regulatory Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Todd J. Rolapp: Best Lawyers® 2016 Nashville Securities Regulation "Lawyer of the Year"
  • John S. Seehorn: Best Lawyers® 2016 Nashville Commercial Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Blaine H. Smith: Best Lawyers® 2016 Nashville Litigation – Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year"
  • James S. Tate, Jr.: Best Lawyers® 2016 Nashville Securitization and Structured Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • T. Stephen C. Taylor: Best Lawyers® 2016 Nashville Financial Services Regulation Law "Lawyer of the Year"

About Best Lawyers®
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. For the 2016 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 6.7 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

About Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
With more than 220 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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