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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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Annie T. Christoff

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Memphis
(901) 543-5939 TEL
(866) 475-7626 FAX

Annie T. Christoff

Member

Memphis
(901) 543-5939 TEL
(866) 475-7626 FAX
Memphis
(901) 543-5939 TEL
(866) 475-7626 FAX

Annie Christoff concentrates her practice in complex business, securities, and patent litigation. Annie's diverse litigation practice involves representing clients in:

  • Traditional Business Litigation – breach of contract disputes, business torts, shareholder litigation, non-compete and other employment contract disputes, business fraud, regulatory actions, government investigations, and compliance issues.
  • Intellectual Property Litigation – disputes related to intellectual property rights, including patent infringement and copyright disputes.
  • Securities Litigation and Arbitration – litigation and arbitration arising from allegations of federal and state securities law violations, shareholder disputes, and derivative actions.
  • Commercial Disputes – claims under the Uniform Commercial Code and a variety of state and federal consumer protection statutes; representing the interests of creditors in preference, fraudulent transfer, and other avoidance actions; insurance coverage issues, commercial foreclosures, deficiency claims, and other general commercial matters.

Annie Christoff concentrates her practice in complex business, securities, and patent litigation. Annie's diverse litigation practice involves representing clients in:

  • Traditional Business Litigation – breach of contract disputes, business torts, shareholder litigation, non-compete and other employment contract disputes, business fraud, regulatory actions, government investigations, and compliance issues.
  • Intellectual Property Litigation – disputes related to intellectual property rights, including patent infringement and copyright disputes.
  • Securities Litigation and Arbitration – litigation and arbitration arising from allegations of federal and state securities law violations, shareholder disputes, and derivative actions.
  • Commercial Disputes – claims under the Uniform Commercial Code and a variety of state and federal consumer protection statutes; representing the interests of creditors in preference, fraudulent transfer, and other avoidance actions; insurance coverage issues, commercial foreclosures, deficiency claims, and other general commercial matters.

While in law school at Georgetown University, Annie authored the following note published in The Georgetown Law Journal: "House of the Setting Sun New Orleans, Katrina, and the Role of Historic Preservation Laws in Emergency Circumstances," 95 GEO. L.J. 781 (2006). Click here to read the full note.

After graduating from law school, Annie served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Jon Phipps McCalla in the Western District of Tennessee.

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Memberships

Memphis Bar Association — Board of Directors; Young Lawyers Division, President (2013)

Tennessee Bar Association — Leadership Law Class of 2014

Standing Local Rules Committee for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee — Chairman

Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court — Membership Chair

Midtown Memphis Rotary Club

Memphis Area Legal Services — Board of Directors

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Best Lawyers in America® — Commercial Litigation (2016-2017)

Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2013-2016)

Memphis Business Journal "Top 40 Under 40" (2016)

The Georgetown Law Journal — Managing Editor

Milton A. Kaufman Prize

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