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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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Blueprint for an IPO

Companies go public to raise capital to fuel growth, pay down debt and provide liquidity to shareholders. Although all issuers and offerings are different, the basic process of going public remains relatively constant. Blueprint for an IPO identifies the key players, details the process and identifies the obligations companies will face after going public.

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Jordana Katz Nelson

Senior Public Finance Attorney

Knoxville
(865) 521-0362 TEL
(800) 348-8154 FAX

Jordana Katz Nelson

Senior Public Finance Attorney

Knoxville
(865) 521-0362 TEL
(800) 348-8154 FAX
Knoxville
(865) 521-0362 TEL
(800) 348-8154 FAX

Jordana Nelson counsels clients in the area of commercial real estate transactions with a focus on affordable housing projects and economic incentives. Jordana brings a unique blend of experience to her practice, having served as general counsel for a public housing authority and as general counsel for a leading multi-family developer. 

Jordana's practice includes:

  • Economic Incentives – Counseling local governments and private parties on structuring tax incentives to promote economic development, including tax increment financing and tax abatements.
  • Affordable Housing – Representing public housing authorities and other developers in the acquisition, construction and/or rehabilitation of multi-family housing properties, including negotiating equity financing subsidized through Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs) and HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration program (RAD).
  • Commercial Real Estate & Finance – Representing buyers, sellers and lenders in real estate matters and commercial loans.

Upon graduating from law school in 2005, Jordana joined the Public Finance Practice Group at Bass, Berry, & Sims where she practiced for five years before pursuing a position as General Counsel and Vice President of Redevelopment for Knoxville's Community Development Corporation, responsible for its redevelopment activities, including an active tax increment financing program and redevelopment of existing public housing. Most recently, she was General Counsel of LHP Capital, LLC, a private developer and manager of multi-family housing properties, where she was responsible for general legal matters and actively involved in affordable housing projects utilizing the LIHTC program.

Memberships

American Bar Association – Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law

Executive Women's Association – Executive Committee

Leadership Knoxville – Board of Directors

Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation – Board of Directors, Secretary

City Center Events – Board of Directors

Nucleus Knoxville

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Greater Knoxville Business Journal "Forty Under 40" (2010)

Tennessee Law Review – Student Materials Editor

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