Close X
Attorney Spotlight

What colorful method does Claire Miley use to keep up with the latest healthcare regulations as they relate to proposed transactions? Find out more>

Search

Close X

Experience

Search our Experience

Experience Spotlight

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.

CLARCOR
Close X

Thought Leadership

Enter your search terms in the relevant box(es) below to search for specific Thought Leadership.
To see a recent listing of Thought Leadership, click the blue Search button below.

Thought Leadership Spotlight

Securities Law Exchange BlogSecurities Law Exchange blog offers insight on the latest legal and regulatory developments affecting publicly traded companies. It focuses on a wide variety of topics including regulation and reporting updates, public company advisory topics, IPO readiness and exchange updates including IPO announcements, M&A trends and deal news.

Read More >

Shelley R. Thomas

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-7900 TEL
(615) 248-4259 FAX

Shelley R. Thomas

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-7900 TEL
(615) 248-4259 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7900 TEL
(615) 248-4259 FAX

Clients rely on Shelley Thomas for the development, commercialization, transfer and protection of intellectual property assets. Shelley advises clients on intellectual property and technology issues related to mergers and acquisitions; license agreements; software-as-a-service; ASP and cloud hosting contracts; supply; distribution and reseller agreements and online and offline marketing and content syndication. She represents private and public companies in a variety of industries including healthcare, automotive, media, lifestyle, financial services, retail, consumer products and e-commerce. 

Shelley’s practice involves:

  • Health Information Technology (HIT) Contracts - Relying on her significant experience in HIT and the healthcare industry, Shelley negotiates a variety of technology contracts for providers as well as HIT vendors and routinely counsels clients on issues related to management of data, and the associated privacy, security, liability, and contractual concerns of HIT contracts. Recently, she has led several major health systems and academic institutions through the licensing and implementation of interoperable HIT and electronic health records (EHR) systems. 
  • Mergers & Acquisitions - Shelley performs technology and intellectual property due diligence in mergers and acquisitions and evaluates intellectual property in support of intellectual capital management. In the last two years, she has advised clients in more than 100 transactions, including Luminex Corporation’s (NASDAQ: LMNX) acquisition of Gentura DX, Inc., which won the M&A Advisor’s “M&A Deal of the Year” award. 
  • Technology Agreements - Shelley drafts and negotiates vendor and client-side agreements and contracts including licensing, hosting, distribution, reseller and outsourcing agreements for clients in a variety of industries. She also structures, drafts and negotiates agreements to effect volumes of technology transfers, strategic alliances, collaborations and joint ventures.
  • Media & Content Syndication – Shelley counsels clients in myriad industries on online and offline marketing initiatives including social media, advertising claims and other aspects of brand promotion. She also represents clients in content syndication deals with global brands like Hulu, Roku, Amazon, MSN and Yahoo!

Featured Experience

View Experience

Memberships

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

News

View More

Representative Experience

View More

Publications

View More

Accolades

Best Lawyers in America® — Copyright Law (2016-2017)

Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2014-2016)

Notice

Visiting, or interacting with, this website does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. Although we are always interested in hearing from visitors to our website, we cannot accept representation on a new matter from either existing clients or new clients until we know that we do not have a conflict of interest that would prevent us from doing so. Therefore, please do not send us any information about any new matter that may involve a potential legal representation until we have confirmed that a conflict of interest does not exist and we have expressly agreed in writing to the representation. Until there is such an agreement, we will not be deemed to have given you any advice, any information you send may not be deemed privileged and confidential, and we may be able to represent adverse parties.