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In June 2016, AmSurg Corp. and Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (Envision) announced they have signed a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which the companies will combine in an all-stock transaction. Upon completion of the merger, which is expected to be tax-free to the shareholders of both organizations, the combined company will be named Envision Healthcare Corporation and co-headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and Greenwood Village, Colorado. The company's common stock is expected to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol: EVHC. Bass, Berry & Sims served as lead counsel on the transaction, led by Jim Jenkins. Read more.

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Raiding Case Before NASD Arbitration Panel Results in $6 Million Award

Client Type: Private Company

We represented Duncan-Williams, Inc. in a raiding case against Coastal Securities, Inc., in which our client alleged that Coastal and former Duncan-Williams employees conspired to misappropriate, copy and delete documents in a raid of the Duncan-Williams public finance department.  An NASD panel found in favor of Duncan-Williams and awarded the family-owned firm damages totaling more than $6 million, including $2.5 million in compensatory damages against both Coastal and Duncan-Williams' former head of public finance, and $2 million in punitive damages assessed to Coastal alone.  Coastal and one of the employees it hired away from Duncan-Williams were also ordered to pay $370,000 in a return of the compensation paid to the individual by Duncan-Williams during the extended period he was alleged to have been conspiring with the Texas firm. Duncan-Williams, Inc. v. Coastal Securities, L.P. et al. (FINRA Case No. 02-01704)

Duncan-Williams is a privately owned investment banking firm headquartered in Memphis, TN.

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