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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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FCPA: 2016 Year in Review & 2017 Enforcement Predictions

A review of trends and developments in FCPA as well as a look ahead into what to expect for 2017. This report aims at providing corporate leaders and companies with the knowledge they need to comply with the FCPA and avoid litigation in 2017.

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Leslie M. Ford

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-7791 TEL
(615) 248-4254 FAX

Leslie M. Ford

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-7791 TEL
(615) 248-4254 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7791 TEL
(615) 248-4254 FAX

Leslie Ford has been actively involved in $6 billion worth of financing transactions in the last five years, with more than $400 million in the healthcare industry. Serving a diverse client list, Leslie represents public and private borrowers, institutional lenders, and private equity investors in secured and unsecured financing transactions. Her practice involves representing clients in various types of financing transactions including syndicated credit facilities, acquisition financings, first and second lien credit facilities, asset-based financings, mezzanine financings, equipment financings, construction loans, workouts and restructurings.

In addition, she has represented REIT clients in the negotiation of debt arrangements and routinely represents private equity funds both in acquisition financings as borrowers and in mezzanine financings as lenders.

Leslie Ford has been actively involved in $6 billion worth of financing transactions in the last five years, with more than $400 million in the healthcare industry. Serving a diverse client list, Leslie represents public and private borrowers, institutional lenders, and private equity investors in secured and unsecured financing transactions. Her practice involves representing clients in various types of financing transactions including syndicated credit facilities, acquisition financings, first and second lien credit facilities, asset-based financings, mezzanine financings, equipment financings, construction loans, workouts and restructurings.

In addition, she has represented REIT clients in the negotiation of debt arrangements and routinely represents private equity funds both in acquisition financings as borrowers and in mezzanine financings as lenders.

By thinking creatively with her clients, Leslie works to close deals with successful outcomes that go beyond the numbers to the broader business objectives. For borrowers, this means strategic and efficient access to capital while maintaining maximum operational flexibility in debt arrangements. For lenders, it means effectively managing risk while simultaneously entering into a successful, mutually beneficial relationship with the borrower. Leslie's success with her commercial practice extends to include frequent collaboration with attorneys in the Corporate & Securities Practice Group.

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Tennessee Bar Association — Business Law Section; Health Law Section

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American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

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

Tennessee Law Review — Editor-in-Chief

Phi Beta Kappa

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