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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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Richard H. Barry

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Nashville
(615) 742-6230 TEL
(615) 742-2730 FAX

Richard H. Barry

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-6230 TEL
(615) 742-2730 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-6230 TEL
(615) 742-2730 FAX

Dick Barry has practiced with the firm since 1984 following four years as a trial attorney with the Tax Division of the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Mr. Barry's major practice areas include the following:

  • Tax and employee benefit plan issues in mergers, acquisitions and other complex business transactions
  • Retirement plans, including 401(k) plans, defined benefit plans, 457 plans and ESOPs
  • Multi-employer plans and collectively bargained plans
  • Executive compensation
  • Nonqualified deferred compensation plans and arrangements

Mr. Barry graduated magna cum laude from Rice University (B.A. in mathematics) where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University where he was a member of Order of the Coif and earned the Founder's Medal for graduation with First Honors. Mr. Barry received his master's degree in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center in 1984. Mr. Barry formerly practiced with a major law firm in Tampa, Florida, and is admitted to practice in both Tennessee and Florida.

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