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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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James O. Bass, Sr.

Member (retired)

Nashville
(615) 742-6271 TEL
(615) 742-2795 FAX

James O. Bass, Sr.

Member (retired)

Nashville
(615) 742-6271 TEL
(615) 742-2795 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-6271 TEL
(615) 742-2795 FAX

Jim Bass has practiced law at Bass, Berry & Sims since 1934. He is a graduate of the University of the South in 1931 and Harvard Law School in 1934. He is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American, Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations (President, 1952). Mr. Bass served as a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, 1936-1938, and as a State Senator from 1940-1942. He has been engaged in a general practice throughout his legal career.

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Nashville Bar Association — President (1952)

Tennessee Bar Association

American Bar Association

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State Senator (1940-1942)

State Representative (1936-1938)

American College of Trial Lawyers — Fellow

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