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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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Michael C. Gibson

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Michael C. Gibson

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Washington, D.C.
(202) 827-2972 TEL
(202) 380-0876 FAX
Washington, D.C.
(202) 827-2972 TEL
(202) 380-0876 FAX

Michael Gibson represents companies, developers and investors in commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions, leasing and financing matters. He also has significant experience representing borrowers and lenders in both traditional and non-traditional lending transactions, including unique knowledge in advising on commercial real estate transactions involving foreign investment strategies through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. Michael works with clients from a variety of industries, with a particular focus within the hospitality industry.

Representing clients in commercial lending and real estate transactions nationally and abroad, Michael's practice includes:

  • Real Estate – Counseling developers and investors in large-scale commercial real estate transactions involving the purchase, sale and leasing of real property; representing companies in the financing and management of real estate used in their business operations; advising landlords and tenants in commercial leasing transactions involving office, retail, industrial, multi-family and large shopping centers.
  • Sale-Leaseback – Counseling real estate funds, investors and businesses in sale-leaseback and net lease transactions in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Financial Transactions – Representing lenders and borrowers in construction, term and revolving loans, asset-based lines of credit, syndicated credit facilities, and commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS); counseling clients in construction and development project financings, including complex finance structures involving public and private debt and other public funding
  • EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program – Advising developers, regional centers and other intermediaries in financing transactions through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Michael was a partner in the real estate and finance group at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP.

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EB5 Investors Magazine – Top 25 Attorneys: Top 10 EB-5 Attorneys – Recognized for Practice in Specialized Field: Real Estate and Lending Transactions (2016)

Legal 500 – Real Estate and Construction (2014-2015)

Administrative Law Review – Articles Editor

  • Represented NYSE Hospitality Company in connection with the acquisition and the senior and mezzanine financing of a $25 million hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, including negotiations related to the renovation of a portion of the hotel. 
  • Represented foreign investment fund in its initial real estate joint venture in the United States pursuant to which it acquired an interest in multiple assets located in New York, New York, including diligence related to all assets, entity structuring and negotiation of joint venture agreements. 
  • Represented national banking institution as a secured lender in connection with the workout of a distressed loan that resulted in a sale of a historic property in Washington, D.C. that was developed into a mixed-use center.
  • Represented private equity fund in the acquisitions and financing of assets through net lease and sale-leaseback transaction throughout the United States and Canada.

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