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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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Coburn Dewees Berry IV

Member (retired)

Nashville
(615) 742-6215 TEL
(615) 742-2715 FAX

Coburn Dewees Berry IV

Member (retired)

Nashville
(615) 742-6215 TEL
(615) 742-2715 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-6215 TEL
(615) 742-2715 FAX

Dewees Berry, a retired member, has more than 35 years of experience advising clients on all aspects of commercial real estate law. For more than 30 years he served as editor and author of the Tennessee Real Estate Law Letter, dedicated to providing practical real estate law advice to its subscribers. In addition, throughout his career, Dewees has been a frequent seminar speaker on real estate law topics.

Working with individuals, realtors, developers and commercial real estate companies, Dewees has handled real estate transactions, planning and zoning matters, and real estate disputes. 

From 2006 – 2015, Dewees served as General Counsel for Bass, Berry & Sims and advised firm management and individuals on legal ethics, professional responsibility and conflicts of interest.

Memberships

Nashville Bar Association — President (2003)

Nashville Bar Foundation — Fellow

Tennessee Bar Foundation — Fellow

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Accolades

American College of Real Estate Lawyers — Fellow

Best Lawyers in America® — Nashville Litigation: Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" (2015); Nashville Litigation: Real Estate "Lawyer of the Year" (2013); Nashville Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" (2010)

Best Lawyers in America® — Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law; Land Use and Zoning Law; Litigation: Land Use and Zoning; Litigation: Real Estate; Real Estate Law (2003-2016)

Chambers USA — Real Estate (2003-2013), Senior Statesman (2014-2016); Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (2012-2013), Senior Statesman (2014-2016)

Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006-2015)

Nashville School of Law — Instructor

Editor, Tennessee Real Estate Law Letter (1983-2015)

Bass, Berry & Sims — Executive Committee (6 Years)

Law Clerk to Chief Judge Frank Gray, Jr., U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee (1976-1977)

Vanderbilt Law Review — Associate Editor (1975-1976)

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