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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 Ranked in 2016 U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" List

November 2, 2015

Nashville, Tenn., (November 2, 2015) – Bass, Berry & Sims PLC has received 64 first-tier metropolitan rankings in the 2016 U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" list. The firm received an additional 14 second-tier rankings and two third-tier rankings. The firm was ranked in the third-tier on the national level for Corporate Law, Franchise Law and Technology Law. 

Firms included in the 2016 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms Rankings" for Bass, Berry & Sims PLC: 

National Tier 3
Corporate Law
Franchise Law
Technology Law

Metropolitan Rankings – Tier 1
Knoxville
Project Finance Law
Real Estate Law

Memphis
Arbitration
Banking and Finance Law
Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Commercial Litigation
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Health Care Law
Litigation - ERISA
Litigation - Securities
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
Project Finance Law
Real Estate Law

Nashville
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Appellate Practice
Arbitration
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Finance Law
Commercial Litigation
Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Construction Law
Copyright Law
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Employment Law - Management
Energy Law
Environmental Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Franchise Law
Government Relations Practice
Health Care Law
Information Technology Law
Insurance Law
Labor Law - Management
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation - Antitrust
Litigation - Banking & Finance
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - Construction
Litigation - Environmental
Litigation - ERISA
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Labor & Employment
Litigation - Land Use & Zoning
Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions
Litigation - Real Estate
Litigation - Securities
Litigation - Tax
Litigation - Trusts & Estates
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Mediation
Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Public Finance Law
Real Estate Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation
Tax Law
Technology Law
Trademark Law
Trusts & Estates Law
Venture Capital Law 

Metropolitan Rankings - Tier 2
Memphis
Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Litigation - Antitrust
Litigation - Banking & Finance
Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Securities Regulation

Nashville
Antitrust Law
Education Law
Non-profit/Charities Law
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Project Finance Law
Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Water Law

Metropolitan Rankings - Tier 3
Memphis
Financial Services Regulation Law

Nashville
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

About "Best Law Firms"
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings are rankings are based on a combination of client feedback, information provided on the Law Firm Survey and the Law Firm Leaders Survey and Best Lawyers peer-review. To be eligible to participate in the "Best Law Firms" submission process, a firm must have at least one attorney who has received high enough peer-review to be listed in the current edition of Best Lawyers. Firms are eligible in the practice area(s) and metro region(s) in which they have listed lawyers.

About U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform, publisher of news and information that has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. U.S. News & World Report's signature franchise includes its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its annual "Best" series of consumer guides that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, mutual funds, health plans and more. 

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. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. 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 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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