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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 Nationally as a Top Healthcare Firm by Chambers 2016; 48 Firm Attorneys Recognized

May 27, 2016

Nashville, Tenn., (May 27, 2016) – The Bass, Berry & Sims Healthcare Practice Group received a Nationwide ranking in the latest edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. The firm earned a national ranking of Band 5. In addition, the firm received six Band 1 rankings in Tennessee. A total of 48 firm attorneys received recognition in the 2016 edition; including two attorneys recognized in the Nationwide category for international trade.

The firm received a top-ranked Band 1 listing from Chambers USA 2016 in Tennessee among the following six practice areas:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Environment
  • Healthcare
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Real Estate

Additionally, our Labor & Employment practice received a Band 2 ranking in Tennessee.

A total of 48 Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys have been listed as leaders in Chambers USA 2016. Forty-six of those listed are from the firm's offices in Nashville and Memphis, the most attorneys listed from any firm in the state of Tennessee. Listings are based on thousands of in-depth interviews by Chambers staff who researched the strengths and reputations of attorneys across the United States.

Five firm attorneys received additional recognitions:

Senior Statesman – A "Senior Statesman" is an attorney who no longer works hands-on with the same intensity but who, by virtue of close links with major clients, remains pivotal to the firm's success.

  • H. Lee Barfield II was named a "Senior Statesman" in Litigation: General Commercial
  • C. Dewees Berry IV was named a "Senior Statesman" in Real Estate and Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Bob F. Thompson was named a "Senior Statesman" in Banking & Finance and Banking & Finance: Regulatory

Star Individual – A "Star" ranking is given to those attorneys with exceptional recommendations in their field.

  • James H. Cheek III was named a "Star Individual" in Corporate/M&A

Eminent Practitioner – "Eminent Practitioners" are highly influential attorneys in a particular practice area who, due to managerial or client relationship commitments, are less active in day-to-day work but remain key players in the team.

  • Todd J. Rolapp was named an "Eminent Practitioner" in Corporate/M&A

The following Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys were listed in the Nationwide category as leaders in the following practice area:

  • Thaddeus R. McBride – International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions
  • Cheryl Palmeri – International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions (Associates to Watch)

The following Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys were listed as leaders in the following practice areas in Tennessee:

  • H. Lee Barfield II – Litigation: General Commercial (Senior Statesman)
  • C. Dewees Berry IV – Real Estate (Senior Statesman); Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Senior Statesman)
  • James H. Cheek III – Corporate/M&A (Star Individual)
  • David Cox – Corporate/M&A
  • Matthew M. Curley – Healthcare: Government Investigations & Fraud
  • Michael L. Dagley – Litigation: General Commercial
  • J. Page Davidson – Corporate/M&A
  • Wallace W. Dietz – Litigation: General Commercial
  • Felix R. Dowsley III – Banking & Finance
  • Mary Beth Fortugno – Healthcare (Recognized Practitioner)
  • Craig V. Gabbert, Jr. – Litigation: Bankruptcy
  • Tim K. Garrett – Labor & Employment
  • J. Andrew Goddard – Environment
  • B. Riney Green – Corporate/M&A
  • Anna M. Grizzle – Healthcare: Regulatory
  • Michael R. Hess – Healthcare
  • Michael R. Hill – Healthcare
  • Bob Horton – Labor & Employment
  • Angela Humphreys – Healthcare
  • J. James Jenkins Jr. – Healthcare
  • Paul G. Jennings – Litigation: Bankruptcy
  • Kris Kemp – Corporate/M&A
  • Howard H. Lamar III – Corporate/M&A
  • Britt K. Latham – Litigation: General Commercial
  • Mark Manner – Corporate/M&A; Healthcare
  • Claire F. Miley – Healthcare: Regulatory
  • Michael Moschel – Labor & Employment
  • J. Allen Overby – Corporate/M&A
  • William N. Ozier – Labor & Employment;
  • Michael S. Peek – Real Estate 
  • Cynthia Y. Reisz – Healthcare; Healthcare: Regulatory
  • Brian D. Roark – Healthcare: Government Investigations & Fraud
  • Todd J. Rolapp – Corporate/M&A (Eminent Practitioner)
  • Glenn B. Rose – Litigation: Bankruptcy
  • Cynthia N. Sellers – Banking & Finance
  • D. Mark Sheets – Real Estate
  • Richard R. Spore III – Real Estate
  • John A. Stemmler – Real Estate
  • James S. Tate Jr. – Banking & Finance
  • G. Scott Thomas – Environment
  • Bob F. Thompson – Banking & Finance (Senior Statesman); Banking & Finance: Regulatory (Senior Statesman)
  • Overton Thompson III – Litigation: General Commercial
  • T. Gaillard Uhlhorn – Real Estate (Up and Coming)
  • F. Mitchell Walker Jr. – Corporate/M&A
  • Leigh Walton – Healthcare
  • Jessalyn H. Zeigler – Environment (Recognized Practitioner)
About Chambers and Partners
Chambers and Partners, based in London, began as general book publishers in 1969. Since 1990, they have published the Chambers Guide to the UK legal profession. The USA Guide was first introduced in 2003. For more information on rankings, visit www.chambersandpartners.com.

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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