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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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Christopher G. Lazarini

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Memphis
(901) 543-5702 TEL
(866) 422-6479 FAX

Christopher G. Lazarini

Member

Memphis
(901) 543-5702 TEL
(866) 422-6479 FAX
Memphis
(901) 543-5702 TEL
(866) 422-6479 FAX

Chris Lazarini joined Bass, Berry & Sims as a Member in the Firm's Broker-Dealer and Financial Products Litigation Group in 2007. Prior to joining the firm, Chris was a founding partner of Tate Lazarini Brady & Davis, PLC in Memphis. For more than 20 years, Chris has focused his practice on the representation of broker-dealers, financial institutions and investment advisers and their registered representatives and agents. A significant amount of Chris' practice is devoted to representing independent contractor firms and their representatives in matters such as defending customer complaints and arbitration claims, responding to regulatory inquiries and charges and handling internal investigations and employee relations. Chris also counsels clients and individuals in matters relating to recruitment of registered representatives. Chris has appeared before arbitration panels and courts throughout the country, has lectured at national and local conferences at the request of clients, and has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

In April 2013, Chris was selected by the Financial Services Institute (FSI) to serve on its FINRA Arbitration Task Force. The Task Force was comprised of experienced attorneys and broker-dealer executives and compliance officers who identified areas of concern with FINRA's arbitration process and proposed improvements and solutions to FINRA. In October 2014, Chris became a Senior Contributing Editor of the Securities Litigation Commentator/Alert (SLC Online). In this role, Chris contributes weekly content to the Commentator/Alert analyzing case law related to the broker-dealer industry.

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Best Lawyers in America® — Arbitration; Litigation: Securities (2008-2017)

Financial Services Institute — FINRA Arbitration Task Force

Securities Litigation Commentator/Alert (SLC Online) — Senior Contributing Editor

Memphis Bar Association — Fellow

Memphis Leadership Academy

Martindale-Hubbell — AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

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