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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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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.

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Our attorneys have been involved in all aspects of bankruptcy cases, including pre-bankruptcy negotiations, confirmation of Chapter 11 plans of reorganization, investigation and litigation of preferences, fraudulent transfers, and other potential estate causes of actions, including breach of duty claims against directors and officers and deepening insolvency claims.

The practice has been involved in significant bankruptcy matters cases across the U.S. in a variety of industries, including:

  • Automotive
  • Banking/lending
  • Coal mining
  • Entertainment
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing/distributing
  • Real Estate (commercial, large residential development and mixed-use)
  • Retail manufacturing/sales, and
  • Nonprofit organizations.

Our attorneys have been involved in all aspects of bankruptcy cases, including pre-bankruptcy negotiations, confirmation of Chapter 11 plans of reorganization, investigation and litigation of preferences, fraudulent transfers, and other potential estate causes of actions, including breach of duty claims against directors and officers and deepening insolvency claims.

The practice has been involved in significant bankruptcy matters cases across the U.S. in a variety of industries, including:

  • Automotive
  • Banking/lending
  • Coal mining
  • Entertainment
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing/distributing
  • Real Estate (commercial, large residential development and mixed-use)
  • Retail manufacturing/sales, and
  • Nonprofit organizations.

Our broad range of clients includes:

  • Individual lenders
  • Banks, insurance companies, finance companies and other institutional lenders
  • Equity holders and joint venturers in financially distressed companies
  • Boards of distressed businesses
  • Persons seeking to invest in troubled businesses or to acquire assets or entire businesses from a distressed or bankrupt seller
  • Receivers, case trustees and post confirmation fiduciaries
  • Lessors and lessees of real estate, equipment and intellectual property
  • Unsecured creditors' committees, and
  • Publicly traded companies in Chapter 11.

Our attorneys also handle a variety of commercial litigation matters that arise in bankruptcy proceedings or in state or federal courts involving creditor-debtor relations or lender liability issues.

Our attorneys have represented numerous purchasers of distressed assets out of bankruptcy proceedings in many industries, including several hospital acquisitions.

In many instances, attorneys in this group work closely with members of the firm's other practice groups, such as banks & financial institutions, tax, corporate & securities, real estate and environmental. In addition, the firm has provided neutrals to mediate disputes in the bankruptcy-insolvency context, as well as in various commercial disputes.

Our bankruptcy attorneys have been recognized in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America®, Lawdragon, Super Lawyers, Business Tennessee and Nashville Business Journal's "Best of the Bar."

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