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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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J. Richard Lodge

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Nashville
(615) 742-6254 TEL
(615) 742-2754 FAX

J. Richard Lodge

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-6254 TEL
(615) 742-2754 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-6254 TEL
(615) 742-2754 FAX

Dick Lodge is practice leader of the firm's Government Advocacy & Public Policy Group. He has advocated for the firm's clients with state government agencies for over twenty years. He is a registered lobbyist for business interests including financial institutions, healthcare providers, higher education, utilities, nuclear industry services and distilled spirits. Dick also acts for clients interested in state government contracts.

Dick Lodge is practice leader of the firm's Government Advocacy & Public Policy Group. He has advocated for the firm's clients with state government agencies for over twenty years. He is a registered lobbyist for business interests including financial institutions, healthcare providers, higher education, utilities, nuclear industry services and distilled spirits. Dick also acts for clients interested in state government contracts.

His practice includes:

  • Lobbying Services – Dick represents business interests before the Tennessee General Assembly and the executive branch departments, agencies and commissions of Tennessee government. A current list of his clients may be found on the Tennessee Ethics Commission website.
  • Advocacy Before Tennessee Government Officials – Dick represents clients with interests affected by state officials. This practice ranges from response to inquiries from the Tennessee Attorney General to negotiating economic incentive arrangements with appropriate state agencies, to advocating for healthcare organizations before the Health Services and Development Agency.
  • State Purchasing and Contracting – Dick represents businesses that do or seek to do business with the state of Tennessee. He gives advice about the state's procedures for requests for proposals and invitations to bid. He also represents the firm's clients in procurement protest proceedings.
  • Utilities and Education – Dick represents electric power cooperatives and other cooperative forms of business. He also represents both proprietary and nonprofit educational institutions.

In addition, he provides counsel to nonprofit entities including electric cooperatives and supports the firm's economic development and business relocation practice.

Dick is former chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party and served as Legislative Director for United States Senator Jim Sasser.

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Tennessee Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

University of the South at Sewanee — Board of Regents


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Best Lawyers in America® — Nashville Administrative / Regulatory Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2017, 2011);
Nashville Non-Profit / Charities Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2015)

Best Lawyers in America® — Administrative / Regulatory Law; Commercial Litigation; Government Relations Practice; Insurance Law; Non-Profit / Charities Law (2003-2017)

Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers in America

Nashville Medical News InCharge Healthcare (2012, 2013)

Nashville Post "Power 100"

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

Business Tennessee "Best 150 Lawyers in Tennessee"

Willis and Knight — Member (1977-1985)

Staff of U.S. Senator Jim Sasser — Legislative Director (1977-1978)

State of Tennessee — Assistant Attorney General (1974-1976)

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