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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 Attorney Fritz Richter Appointed as Co-Vice Chair of the Fiduciary Responsibility / Plan Investments Subcommittee of the Employee Benefits Committee of ABA

July 9, 2012

Nashville, Tenn., (July 9, 2012) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce that Fritz Richter has been appointed to serve as Co-Vice Chair of the Fiduciary Responsibility / Plan Investments Subcommittee of the Employee Benefits Committee of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Tax Section. The Subcommittee is responsible for presenting ABA educational programs and preparing comments to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and other government agencies on ERISA fiduciary and plan investment issues that impact 401(k) and other types of pension benefit plans.

Richter, a Member of Bass, Berry & Sims, has been practicing exclusively in the areas of employee benefits, ERISA and executive compensation for more than 25 years. He advises clients on the design, implementation and administration of all types of employee benefit plans and compensation arrangements. A significant part of his practice is representing clients on employee benefit matters involving the IRS, the DOL and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, especially in litigation and other disputes, plan audits and IRS and DOL plan correction programs. Richter has been recognized by his peers in Best Lawyers®, Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers in America, and Mid-South Super Lawyers and is a Fellow in the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel.

About ABA
With nearly 400,000 members, the ABA is the world’s largest voluntary professional membership organization. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

The Employee Benefits Committee focuses on developments and issues relating to employee benefits, ERISA and executive compensation under the Internal Revenue Code, ERISA and other laws. The primary emphasis of the Committee is to prepare and present educational programs at the ABA Tax Section meetings and other live CLE meetings and teleconferences on employee benefits, ERISA and executive compensation issues. Another important emphasis of the Committee is evaluating and preparing comments on employee benefits issues to the IRS, Treasury, DOL and other government agencies.

About Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
With more than 200 attorneys representing numerous publicly traded companies and Fortune 500 businesses, Bass, Berry & Sims PLC 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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