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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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Blueprint for an IPO

Companies go public to raise capital to fuel growth, pay down debt and provide liquidity to shareholders. Although all issuers and offerings are different, the basic process of going public remains relatively constant. Blueprint for an IPO identifies the key players, details the process and identifies the obligations companies will face after going public.

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Shayne R. Clinton

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Knoxville
(865) 521-0372 TEL
(888) 526-6489 FAX

Shayne R. Clinton

Member

Knoxville
(865) 521-0372 TEL
(888) 526-6489 FAX
Knoxville
(865) 521-0372 TEL
(888) 526-6489 FAX

Shayne Clinton's practice focuses on complex business litigation matters representing public and private companies and their directors and officers in high-stakes litigation involving federal securities laws, class actions, derivative actions, and other types of business disputes. His work has ranged from the successful representation of a public company involving the breach of a $1.5 billion merger agreement, multi-district litigation related to an investment fund loss in the wake of the financial crisis, successfully defending acquiring company in earn-out litigation, to winning a case of first impression in the Sixth Circuit under the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act.

Shayne Clinton's practice focuses on complex business litigation matters representing public and private companies and their directors and officers in high-stakes litigation involving federal securities laws, class actions, derivative actions, and other types of business disputes. His work has ranged from the successful representation of a public company involving the breach of a $1.5 billion merger agreement, multi-district litigation related to an investment fund loss in the wake of the financial crisis, successfully defending acquiring company in earn-out litigation, to winning a case of first impression in the Sixth Circuit under the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act.

Shayne's practice involves: 

  • Business and Securities Litigation – Representing directors, officers and corporate defendants in securities class actions brought by shareholders, civil enforcement actions brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, derivative actions, disputes involving mergers and acquisitions; breach of contract actions; corporate malfeasance actions; and other business-related disputes. 
  • Healthcare Litigation – Representing hospitals and health systems and other healthcare-related entities in shareholder and business-related disputes.
  • Commercial, Banking and Real Estate – Representing banks and other companies in shareholder and a variety of business and lending disputes as well as construction-related disputes with contractors.

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American Bar Association — Director and Officer Liability Committee

Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)

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Best Lawyers in America® — Litigation: Real Estate (2018)

Georgia State University Law Review — Lead Articles Associate Editor

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