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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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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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Andy Rittenhouse

Associate

Memphis
(901) 543-5936 TEL
(888) 543-4644 FAX

Andy Rittenhouse

Associate

Memphis
(901) 543-5936 TEL
(888) 543-4644 FAX
Memphis
(901) 543-5936 TEL
(888) 543-4644 FAX

Andy Rittenhouse's practice is primarily comprised of intellectual property and traditional business litigation as well as assisting clients in the protection of their intellectual property.  His practice includes:

  • Intellectual Property & Traditional Business Litigation – Assisting clients in all aspects of intellectual property disputes, breach of contract disputes, business torts, non-compete and other employment contract disputes, business fraud, regulatory actions, government investigations, and compliance issues.
  • Intellectual Property & Technology – Assisting clients with transactions involving intellectual property assets, including acquisitions, collaboration agreements, and supply and licensing agreements.
  • Patent Prosecution & USPTO Proceedings – Assisting clients in developing intellectual property strategies, including preparing and filing applications with the USPTO, coordinating counterpart filings throughout the world, and representing clients in PTAB proceedings.

Andy is a registered United States patent attorney.  He earned his law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law and received a B.A. in chemistry from Arkansas State University.

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Arkansas Bar Association – Intellectual Property and Young Lawyers' Section 

Memphis Bar Association – Intellectual Property, Litigation, and Young Lawyers' Section

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Arkansas Law Review 

Arkansas Attorney General's Office – 2014 Steiger Fellow

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