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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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John N. Popham, IV

Counsel

Nashville
(615) 742-6278 TEL
(615) 742-0466 FAX

John N. Popham, IV

Counsel

Nashville
(615) 742-6278 TEL
(615) 742-0466 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-6278 TEL
(615) 742-0466 FAX

For nearly 40 years, John Popham has assisted clients with real estate transactions, including the purchase, sale and development of commercial real estate properties. In addition, he has significant experience negotiating commercial tenant lease agreements. John frequently works with companies on mergers and acquisitions that involve a real estate component, advising on all real estate aspects in order to protect the client's investment. John has advised owners of hospitals, senior care facilities, physician groups and other clients within the healthcare industry in connection with the acquisition, development, financing, leasing and disposition of nursing homes, medical office buildings, clinics and other healthcare facility real estate, both within and outside of Tennessee. His practice areas include:

  • Healthcare Real Estate — Represents providers of healthcare services in connection with the acquisition, leasing and disposition of nursing homes and other senior care facilities and hospital facility real estate both within and outside of Tennessee.
  • Healthcare Finance — Represents national nursing home operator in syndicated revolving credit and term loan secured facilities and related intercreditor agreements with lessors of the operator.
  • Commercial Real Estate — Represents real estate clients in connection with commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions.
  • Office Properties — Represents tenants in connection with leasing of office buildings and space, including physician groups for medical office space.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, John was a shareholder at Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert & Manner, P.C. (h3gm). He began his legal career in 1978 with Tune, Entrekin and White, where his practice included residential and commercial real estate, civil litigation and coal brokerage transactions, before joining h3gm in 1993. Following college, John served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.

Memberships

Nashville Bar Association — Board of Directors (1987-1989); Second Vice-president (1989); Secretary/Treasurer (1983-1984)

Tennessee Bar Association

American Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

Middle Tennessee Chapter of The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Inc. — Board of Directors (1995-2013)

University of the South Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee (2006-2012)

Franklin Road Academy — Board of Trustees (2005-2008); Athletic Committee Chairman (2008)

United Cerebral Palsy Middle Tennessee — Board of Directors (1988-1992)

Martha O'Bryan Center Meals on Wheels — Volunteer (1989-2012)

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Accolades

Best Lawyers in America® — Corporate Law; Real Estate Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law (2009-2017)

Martindale-Hubbell — AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

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