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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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James C. Gooch

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Nashville
(615) 742-6247 TEL
(615) 742-2747 FAX

James C. Gooch

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-6247 TEL
(615) 742-2747 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-6247 TEL
(615) 742-2747 FAX

With more than 30 years of experience, James Gooch helps individuals and families design business succession plans, gifting strategies and other estate plans in a tax efficient manner. Planning for life transitions, such as exiting a business or an unexpected death or disability, is often increasingly complicated for high net worth individuals and their family members. Whether working with individuals, fiduciaries and/or beneficiaries of an estate, James helps clients make critical – and often emotional – decisions about the protection and administration of trusts and estates.

With more than 30 years of experience, James Gooch helps individuals and families design business succession plans, gifting strategies and other estate plans in a tax efficient manner. Planning for life transitions, such as exiting a business or an unexpected death or disability, is often increasingly complicated for high net worth individuals and their family members. Whether working with individuals, fiduciaries and/or beneficiaries of an estate, James helps clients make critical – and often emotional – decisions about the protection and administration of trusts and estates.

James works directly with clients to solve complicated estate planning issues, both tax and non-tax related. His practice includes:

  • Business succession planning
  • Transfers of family businesses
  • Gifting programs
  • Charitable techniques
  • Life insurance strategies
  • General tax planning. 

James regularly provides clients with estate administration services, including assisting personal representatives with administration of estates, preparing state and federal estate and inheritance tax returns, and representing estates with respect to tax audits or other controversies.

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Nashville Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association — Tax Section, Chairman (1983)

American Bar Association — Taxation Section

Nashville Symphony — Board of Directors, Chairman

Nashville Public Radio — Board of Directors

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Best Lawyers in America® — Nashville Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year" (2010)

Best Lawyers in America® —Trusts and Estates (1983-2017)

Lawdragon 500

Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers in America

Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006-2016)

Top 50 Nashville Super Lawyers (2014, 2016)

Top 100 Tennessee Super Lawyers (2011, 2014, 2016)

Nashville Business Journal "Best of the Bar"

Nashville Post "Nashville's 101 Top Lawyers" (2011)

Nashville Post "In Charge" (2012)

Southern Federal Tax Institute — Board of Trustees (1993-2011)

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel — Fellow

Tennessee Federal Tax Institute — Board of Trustees (1980-1988); President (1986)

Vanderbilt Law Review — Case Editor (1966-1967)

Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Delta Phi

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