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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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David W. Smith

Counsel

Nashville
(615) 742-7755 TEL
(615) 742-0444 FAX

David W. Smith

Counsel

Nashville
(615) 742-7755 TEL
(615) 742-0444 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7755 TEL
(615) 742-0444 FAX

As counsel to several of the nation's leading healthcare companies, David Smith's primary focus is commercial leasing in the healthcare industry.

With a deep understanding of the unique regulatory overlay involved in healthcare real estate transactions, David helps clients find solutions that are both economically advantageous and regulatory compliant.

As counsel to several of the nation's leading healthcare companies, David Smith's primary focus is commercial leasing in the healthcare industry.

With a deep understanding of the unique regulatory overlay involved in healthcare real estate transactions, David helps clients find solutions that are both economically advantageous and regulatory compliant. His practice includes:

  • Healthcare Real Estate – Representing hospitals, surgery centers, physician groups, individuals and other providers of healthcare services in connection with leasing and other real estate matters throughout the United States.
  • Commercial Real Estate – Representing clients in a variety of industries in the acquisition, disposition, financing, leasing and ownership of commercial properties including retail, restaurant and office buildings.

In addition to advising clients on the real estate matters, he also works closely with the Corporate & Securities Practice Group on coordination of real estate diligence for large corporate mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining the firm, David was a middle school teacher and Teach for America corps member. He has continued to support public education through his involvement with the Teach For America alumni, Nashville local Charter Schools, and the PENCIL Partnership. He is currently involved in the firm's Diversity Committee.

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