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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 Named One of the Nation's "30 Best" Law Firms for Client Service

December 5, 2011

Blue-Chip Firm Earns Coveted Ranking in "The BTI Client Service 30"

Nashville, Tenn. (December 5, 2011) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce that in a national survey of Fortune 1000 in-house counsel it has been named to the 2012 BTI Client Service A-Team which consists of 30 elite national and international law firms recognized for providing exceptional client service.

According to the survey of 240 in-house corporate counsel which ranks more than 650 law firms across the country, Bass, Berry & Sims ranked in the top 30. The survey is fully independent and no law firm can buy, self-recommend, self-nominate or influence the outcome.

In-house counsel cited Bass, Berry & Sims for its responsiveness, commitment, value and anticipation of client needs. Survey respondents praised the firm's understanding of their specific companies and long-term business objectives.

The BTI report uses 17 specific indices to measure superior client/counsel relationships. Bass, Berry & Sims earned client recognition in 14 of those categories, with standing in each of the four most highly valued strategic areas: Client Focus, Commitment to Help, Understanding the Client's Business, and Providing Value for the Dollar.

"It is immensely rewarding to know that the hard work and dedication of our lawyers and staff is so clearly recognized by our clients," said Bass, Berry & Sims Managing Partner Keith Simmons. "This inspires us to achieve greater levels of professional service in the future."

The 2012 BTI Client Service 30 report, including a complete list of honored firms, can be found at:

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