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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 Welcomes Five Former h3gm Associates

March 14, 2016

Nashville, Tenn., (March 14, 2016) – Bass, Berry & Sims today officially welcomes 15 attorneys from Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert & Manner (h3gm). In addition to the 10 h3gm shareholders previously announced, Bass, Berry & Sims welcomes the following five associates to the firm.

Lara Flatau focuses on regulation, compliance and operational issues, as well as mergers and acquisitions for healthcare companies. Flatau earned her law degree from Vanderbilt Law School and a B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University.

Nathaniel F. Greene works with clients across a variety of industries on commercial real estate and financing matters. Greene earned his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law. He earned a B.S. and a B.B.A. degree from Middle Tennessee State University.

R. Davis Mello advises clients on corporate and securities matters, including mergers and acquisitions, venture transactions, private securities offerings, public company reporting obligations and corporate governance; he also assists clients with intellectual property and technology transactions. Mello earned his law degree from Vanderbilt Law School. He earned a B.A. and a B.S. degree from Miami University.

Ryan M. Richards counsels clients on a variety of corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, joint ventures and private offerings; he also works with clients on private equity and venture capital financing transactions. Richards earned an LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center and a law degree from Emory University School of Law. He received a B.A. and a B.S. degree from Middle Tennessee State University.

Brad J. Sayles assists clients with respect to government enforcement, compliance, healthcare fraud and abuse and general day-to-day operational matters. Sayles earned his law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. He earned an M.P.A., a B.A. and a B.S. degree from Northern Kentucky University. (Sayles is admitted to practice only in Kentucky; his Tennessee bar application is pending.)

These five associates join the following h3gm attorneys at Bass, Berry & Sims PLC:

  • Curtis Capeling (Member) – Intellectual Property & Technology
  • David Cox (Member) – Corporate M&A
  • Craig Gabbert (Counsel) – Bankruptcy, Litigation
  • Mike Hill (Member) – Healthcare
  • Kris Kemp (Member) – Corporate M&A
  • Mark Manner (Member) – Corporate M&A
  • John Popham (Counsel) – Commercial Real Estate
  • Glenn B. Rose (Member) – Bankruptcy, Litigation
  • Susan V. Sidwell (Member) – Securities
  • Jonathan D. Stanley (Member) – Corporate M&A

About Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
With more than 260 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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