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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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FCPA: 2016 Year in Review & 2017 Enforcement Predictions

A review of trends and developments in FCPA as well as a look ahead into what to expect for 2017. This report aims at providing corporate leaders and companies with the knowledge they need to comply with the FCPA and avoid litigation in 2017.

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Clients with real estate and construction needs demand full-service legal providers who can address their pressing current needs even as they anticipate tomorrow's problems and work toward practical, sophisticated solutions. They expect legal service providers to support and advance their business strategies in times of economic adversity as well as prosperity.

We understand real estate from all vantage points. Our clients are developers, public and private owners, operators, investors, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, lenders and real estate investment trusts (REITs), among others, locally, regionally and nationally.

Our strategy is based on the ultimate goals of our clients. We understand the market. We can separate the important from the insignificant. We are "deal doers," but not beyond our client's tolerance for risk. We understand the value of expediency.

The technical acumen of our multi-disciplinary team has developed over years of closing deals and solving problems specific to this industry:

  • Real estate transactions of all types
  • Construction and design contracts
  • Environmental contamination
  • Economic incentives
  • Tax-exempt financing
  • Land use and zoning
  • Tax
  • Dispute resolution
  • Distressed assets

Nationally ranked by Chambers USA, researchers commend our firm's "stellar group of seasoned lawyers who advise clients on all aspects of real estate law. 'They are resourceful, responsive and creative in structuring complex financial transactions.'" (from Chambers USA 2016). We have also been applauded and awarded in Best Lawyers in America®, Mid-South Super Lawyers, Lawdragon and Who's Who Legal.


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