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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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Philip M. Lewis

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Memphis
(901) 543-5967 TEL
(866) 768-0737 FAX

Philip M. Lewis

Member

Memphis
(901) 543-5967 TEL
(866) 768-0737 FAX
Memphis
(901) 543-5967 TEL
(866) 768-0737 FAX

Philip Lewis advises corporations, partnerships and other entities in connection with mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions, as well as general corporate matters. A certified public accountant with an LL.M. in tax, Philip understands the complicated tax issues associated with transactions and provides creative solutions for clients. Philip has significant experience with real estate investment trusts (REITs) and regularly counsels REITs with respect to corporate and tax issues.

Philip Lewis advises corporations, partnerships and other entities in connection with mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions, as well as general corporate matters. A certified public accountant with an LL.M. in tax, Philip understands the complicated tax issues associated with transactions and provides creative solutions for clients. Philip has significant experience with real estate investment trusts (REITs) and regularly counsels REITs with respect to corporate and tax issues.

Philip's practice includes:

  • Representing corporations, partnerships and other entities in connection with taxable and tax-deferred acquisitions, dispositions, securities offerings, mergers, restructurings, and general corporate and tax issues.
  • Representing REITs in the formation of UPREITs, qualifications, conversions, roll-up transactions, initial public offerings, follow-on offerings and continuous offerings, as well as mergers and acquisitions.

Philip recognizes the challenges clients encounter in undertaking complicated transactions and helps them to address significant tax and other issues at the outset of the transaction.

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National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT)

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

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

Certified Public Accountant

Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Awards in Corporate Taxation and Estate Taxation and Planning

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