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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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Riney Green Co-Authors Article on Recent Amendment to Tennessee Corporate Code

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June 4, 2014

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Riney Green co-authored the article describing and espousing the benefits of the recent statutory changes to the Tennessee Business Corporation Act (TBCA). Riney chaired the Tennessee Bar Association committee that drafted this and certain other amendments to the TBCA during the last few years. The 2015 amendment, which includes a new provision at Section 48-24-109, was passed overwhelmingly by the Tennessee Legislature in March 2015. As stated in the article, "... directors of active Tennessee corporations, just like directors of companies incorporated in other states, will continue to have the benefit of the fundamental shield from personal liability for corporate debts that is established by other Tennessee corporate code provisions and settled case law as they make financial decisions outside of an official dissolution."

The full article "Rebuttal: New Corporate Law Does Not Make Directors Personally Liable for Company Debts," was published by the Nashville Business Journal on June 4, 2015 and is available online.


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