Close X
Attorney Spotlight

What colorful method does Claire Miley use to keep up with the latest healthcare regulations as they relate to proposed transactions? Find out more>

Search

Close X

Experience

Search our Experience

Experience Spotlight

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.

CLARCOR
Close X

Thought Leadership

Enter your search terms in the relevant box(es) below to search for specific Thought Leadership.
To see a recent listing of Thought Leadership, click the blue Search button below.

Thought Leadership Spotlight

Securities Law Exchange BlogSecurities Law Exchange blog offers insight on the latest legal and regulatory developments affecting publicly traded companies. It focuses on a wide variety of topics including regulation and reporting updates, public company advisory topics, IPO readiness and exchange updates including IPO announcements, M&A trends and deal news.

Read More >

Karen S. Neal

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-6274 TEL
(615) 742-2774 FAX

Karen S. Neal

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-6274 TEL
(615) 742-2774 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-6274 TEL
(615) 742-2774 FAX

Karen Neal provides guidance to the majority of counties in Tennessee, along with cities, school districts, utility districts and other authorities with respect to funding public projects. Having drafted the "Tennessee Local Government Public Obligations Law of 1986" – the statutory authority for the issuance of debt by cities and counties in Tennessee – Karen brings a deep understanding of municipal law.

Recognizing the challenges her clients face in response to the public's desire for excellent public infrastructure without increasing tax revenues, Karen helps her clients think strategically about project funding options. Drawing upon her 35 years of experience, she helps clients navigate federal tax and securities laws and Tennessee municipal law.

Karen Neal provides guidance to the majority of counties in Tennessee, along with cities, school districts, utility districts and other authorities with respect to funding public projects. Having drafted the "Tennessee Local Government Public Obligations Law of 1986" – the statutory authority for the issuance of debt by cities and counties in Tennessee – Karen brings a deep understanding of municipal law.

Recognizing the challenges her clients face in response to the public's desire for excellent public infrastructure without increasing tax revenues, Karen helps her clients think strategically about project funding options. Drawing upon her 35 years of experience, she helps clients navigate federal tax and securities laws and Tennessee municipal law. Her practice involves:

  • Serving as bond counsel and issuer's counsel for a variety of governmental purpose issues and exempt facility issues for cities, counties, utility districts, special school districts, public building authorities and airports.
  • Drafting legislation authorizing and amending state statutes authorizing the issuance of municipal debt.
  • Serving as underwriter's counsel to regional and national investment banks and trustee's counsel to national banks on municipal issues.

A former attorney in the Office of the Tennessee Attorney General, Karen has experience working with the State Treasurer's Office, the State Comptroller's Office and the Department of Finance and Administration.

+ Read More

- Read Less

Memberships

Nashville Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association

The District of Columbia Bar

National Association of Bond Lawyers

Tennessee Government Finance Officers' Association

Tennessee Municipal Attorneys' Association

News

View More

Representative Experience

View More

Publications

View More

Past Events

View More

Media Mentions

View More

Accolades

Best Lawyers in America® — Public Finance Law (2003-2017)

Best Lawyers in America® — Nashville Public Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2014)

Nashville Business Journal "Best of the Bar"

Law Clerk to the Honorable John Nixon, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee (1980-1982)

Notice

Visiting, or interacting with, this website does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. Although we are always interested in hearing from visitors to our website, we cannot accept representation on a new matter from either existing clients or new clients until we know that we do not have a conflict of interest that would prevent us from doing so. Therefore, please do not send us any information about any new matter that may involve a potential legal representation until we have confirmed that a conflict of interest does not exist and we have expressly agreed in writing to the representation. Until there is such an agreement, we will not be deemed to have given you any advice, any information you send may not be deemed privileged and confidential, and we may be able to represent adverse parties.