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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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Inside the FCA blogInside the FCA blog features ongoing updates related to the False Claims Act (FCA), including insight on the latest legal decisions, regulatory developments and FCA settlements. The blog provides timely updates for corporate boards, directors, compliance managers, general counsel and other parties interested in the organizational impact and legal developments stemming from issues potentially giving rise to FCA liability.

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Bass, Berry & Sims Memphis Attorney John Golwen Receives Mediator Certification for Statewide Dispute Resolution

October 3, 2011

Memphis, Tenn., (October 3, 2011) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce that Memphis attorney John Golwen has been designated by the Tennessee Supreme Court Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution as a Rule 31 General Civil Mediator. As a trained civil mediator, Golwen will be available to mediate cases throughout Tennessee. The Tennessee Supreme Court requires that individuals receive 40 hours of training before being designated as a general civil mediator in Tennessee.

Golwen has represented both companies and individuals in a wide variety of business and commercial litigation matters for more than 20 years in Memphis and throughout the region. He has extensive experience handling contract actions, business torts, shareholder disputes, business divorces, class actions, products liability, trade secrets, real estate matters, loan repurchase litigation, partnership disputes, and securities cases. "In the role of a mediator, I look forward to assisting parties engaged in various types of litigation," says Golwen.

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