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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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Bass, Berry & Sims Receives Top Honors in Tennessee from Chambers USA 2010

June 11, 2010

Nashville, Tenn., (June 11, 2010) – Twenty-eight Bass, Berry & Sims PLC attorneys have been listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, the most attorneys listed of any firm in the state of Tennessee. Listings are based on thousands of in-depth interviews by Chambers USA staff who researched the strengths and reputations of attorneys all across the United States.

Bass, Berry & Sims, as a firm, received a #1 ranking for Tennessee in seven practice areas: Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Environment, Healthcare, Labor & Employment, Litigation (General Commercial), and Real Estate. Bass, Berry & Sims was ranked #1 more times than any other firm in the Tennessee category.

Bass, Berry & Sims' attorneys were ranked in the following practice areas:

  • Lee Barfield – Litigation: General Commercial; Litigation: Medical Malpractice Defense 
  • Dewees Berry – Real Estate 
  • Jim Cheek – Corporate/M&A 
  • Michael Dagley – Litigation: General Commercial 
  • Page Davidson – Corporate/M&A 
  • Wallace Dietz – Litigation: General Commercial 
  • Felix Dowsley – Real Estate; Banking & Finance 
  • Tim Garrett – Labor & Employment 
  • Andrew Goddard – Environmental 
  • John Good – Corporate/M&A 
  • Bob Horton – Labor & Employment 
  • Paul Jennings – Litigation: Bankruptcy 
  • Howard Lamar – Corporate/M&A 
  • Claire Miley – Healthcare; Healthcare: Regulatory 
  • Scott Noonan – Healthcare: Regulatory 
  • William Ozier – Labor & Employment 
  • Michael Peek – Real Estate 
  • Cynthia Reisz – Healthcare; Healthcare: Regulatory 
  • Todd Rolapp – Corporate/M&A 
  • Cynthia Sellers – Banking & Finance 
  • Mark Sheets – Real Estate 
  • Richard Spore – Real Estate 
  • John Stemmler – Real Estate 
  • James Tate Jr. – Banking & Finance 
  • Bob Thompson – Banking & Finance 
  • Overton Thompson – Litigation: General Commercial 
  • Mitchell Walker – Corporate/M&A 
  • Leigh Walton – Healthcare 

About Chambers and Partners
Chambers and Partners, based in London, began as general book publishers in 1969. Since 1990, they have published the Chambers Guide to the UK legal profession. The USA Guide was first introduced in 2003. For more information on rankings, visit www.chambersandpartners.com.

About Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
With more than 200 attorneys representing numerous publicly traded companies and Fortune 500 businesses, Bass, Berry & Sims has been involved in some of the largest and most significant business transactions and litigation matters in the country. For more information, visit www.bassberry.com.


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