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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 Expands Washington, D.C. Office with Addition of Two Members

February 25, 2016

Firm Bolsters Commercial Real Estate and Corporate Practice Groups in the Nation's Capital with Addition of Michael C. Gibson and Jason Northcutt

Washington, D.C. (February 25, 2016) – Bass, Berry & Sims PLC announces that Michael C. Gibson and Jason Northcutt have joined as members in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Gibson joins the firm's Commercial Real Estate practice and Northcutt joins the firm's Corporate practice. Both were previously partners with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP.

"Our continued growth in Washington, D.C. has been focused on building upon the firm's core competencies and responding to client needs, whether that means adding new practice areas or expanding existing ones with experienced and talented attorneys like Michael and Jason," said John Kelly, managing partner of the Bass, Berry & Sims Washington, D.C. office. "In addition to bringing significant experience serving clients in the D.C. area, Michael and Jason boost our presence outside of D.C. with robust national practices that complement our firm's existing strengths. We are very excited to have them be a part of our success story in the D.C. market."

Gibson represents companies, developers and investors in commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions, leasing and financing matters. He has extensive experience representing borrowers and lenders in both traditional and non-traditional lending transactions, including advising commercial real estate entities on transactions involving foreign investment strategies through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. Gibson's practice extends across a wide range of industries, with a particular focus on the hospitality industry. 

Gibson earned his undergraduate degree from Boston College and his law degree from American University's Washington College of Law. 

Northcutt focuses his practice on advising corporate and business clients doing business with the federal government. His practice also focuses on the structuring and managing of complex transactions for private equity firms as well as public and private companies. He also advises entrepreneurs and startups on raising capital and in the development of creative and effective financing techniques. 

Northcutt earned his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and his law degree from Boston College Law School.

About Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
With more than 260 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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