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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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L. Wearen Hughes

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Nashville
(615) 742-6225 TEL
(615) 742-2725 FAX

L. Wearen Hughes

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-6225 TEL
(615) 742-2725 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-6225 TEL
(615) 742-2725 FAX

Wearen Hughes has more than 39 years of experience as an attorney, and 20 years as an arbitrator and mediator. His primary focus is on construction contracting and litigation, environmental litigation, other types of commercial litigation and dispute resolution. In his construction and real estate practice, he assists clients with construction and related real estate needs, minimizing exposure by helping them navigate design, construction and related contracts and various project delivery options. When disputes arise, Wearen protects his clients' interests through litigation or alternative dispute resolution.

Wearen Hughes has more than 39 years of experience as an attorney, and 20 years as an arbitrator and mediator. His primary focus is on construction contracting and litigation, environmental litigation, other types of commercial litigation and dispute resolution. In his construction and real estate practice, he assists clients with construction and related real estate needs, minimizing exposure by helping them navigate design, construction and related contracts and various project delivery options. When disputes arise, Wearen protects his clients' interests through litigation or alternative dispute resolution.

Wearen assists public and private owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals in:

  • Construction & Design Matters – Representing clients in many types of construction-related disputes, including ones involving mechanics' and materialmen's liens, Prompt Pay Act and other payment issues, design and construction defects, change orders, differing site conditions, bid disputes, impact and delay claims, terminations, bond claims, and insurance disputes; and in drafting and negotiating many types of construction, design and related contracts, including industry-standard forms such as those from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC).
  • Environmental Litigation – Representing public and private clients in various types of environmental disputes, including cost recovery actions, administrative proceedings and tort actions.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution – Representing parties in numerous settlement negotiations, judicial settlement conferences, mediations and arbitrations.

In addition, Wearen has represented clients in numerous types of matters, including matters involving insurance coverage, creditor's rights, products liability, industrial accidents, premises liability and commercial disputes.

Wearen also serves as an arbitrator, having been on the American Arbitration Association panel of arbitrators since 1995. He has served on panels, including as chair, and as a sole arbitrator in a variety of matters, with most involving construction and commercial disputes. He also serves as a mediator, primarily in construction–related disputes, but also in other types of disputes. His construction-related arbitrations and mediations have included most or all of the types of claims listed above. Wearen is a Tennessee Rule 31 General Civil mediator.

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Tennessee Bar Association

American Bar Association — Litigation Section; Committee on Construction Litigation and the Forum on Construction Law

Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel (TACC)

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Best Lawyers in America® — Nashville Litigation: Construction "Lawyer of the Year" (2017, 2012);
Nashville Construction Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2016); Nashville Arbitration "Lawyer of the Year" (2013)

Best Lawyers in America® — Arbitration; Construction Law; Litigation: Construction; Mediation (2003-2017)

Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers in America

Mid-South Super Lawyers (2007-2016)

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

Nashville Bar Foundation — Fellow

American Arbitration Association — Panel of Neutrals

Tennessee Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution — Rule 31 Mediator

Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel — Past President

Dispute Resolution, Tennessee Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section newsletter — Past Editor

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