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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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Samuel E. Stumpf, Jr.

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Nashville
(615) 742-6245 TEL
(615) 742-2745 FAX

Samuel E. Stumpf, Jr.

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-6245 TEL
(615) 742-2745 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-6245 TEL
(615) 742-2745 FAX

Focusing primarily on privately-held companies, Sam Stumpf counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions and private equity and venture capital transactions. He is also experienced in working with: franchisors and franchisees in franchise system formation, franchise agreement negotiations and franchise regulatory matters; investment managers in the formation of hedge funds and other investment partnerships; and investment advisors and broker-dealers in a variety of registration and compliance matters.

Focusing primarily on privately-held companies, Sam Stumpf counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions and private equity and venture capital transactions. He is also experienced in working with: franchisors and franchisees in franchise system formation, franchise agreement negotiations and franchise regulatory matters; investment managers in the formation of hedge funds and other investment partnerships; and investment advisors and broker-dealers in a variety of registration and compliance matters. Throughout his 30-year practice with the firm, Sam's clients have included companies from the healthcare, media, manufacturing, financial services, retail, hospitality, food service and wine and spirits industries.

Sam represents clients on issues including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity and venture capital transactions
  • Regulatory audits
  • Franchise relationships
  • Investment advisor and broker-dealer registration and compliance issues
  • Formation of hedge funds and other investment partnerships

Drawing upon his deep experience in business law, Sam uses his knowledge to help business executives make advantageous business decisions and avoid unnecessary legal problems.

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Best Lawyers in America® — Nashville Securities Regulation "Lawyer of the Year" (2015); Nashville Franchise Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2013); Nashville Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2012)

Best Lawyers in America® — Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Franchise Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation (1995-2017)

Vanderbilt University — Lecturer in Law (1989)

Washington & Lee University — Assistant Professor of Law (1980-1983)

Patrick Wilson Scholar in Law

Archie B. Martin Memorial Medal — Recipient

Vanderbilt Law Review — Executive Articles Editor (1977-1978)

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