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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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Leigh Walton Concludes Successful Term as Chair of the American Bar Association Mergers & Acquisitions Committee

October 3, 2012

Nashville, Tenn., (October 3, 2012) –Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Leigh Walton recently was honored at the American Bar Association's Annual Meeting in Chicago for service in her three year term as Chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions Committee of the ABA's Business Law Section.

Walton and her fellow Committee members celebrated a number of achievements and substantial contributions to the ongoing work of the Committee during her tenure. A few of these accomplishments include: 

  • An increase in the Committee's membership to well over 4,000 members from 49 states and 55 countries on five continents;

  • Publishing a revision of the Model Stock Purchase Agreement in 2010; 

  • Publishing the Model Merger Agreement for the Acquisition of a Public Company in 2011; 

  • Beginning work on the Revised Model Asset Purchase Agreement; and 

  • Creating new Task Forces on Distressed M&A, Financial Advisor Disclosures, Two-Step Auctions and Legal Project Management, as well as launching a new Joint Task Force on Governance Issues in Business Combinations in conjunction with the Business Law Section’s Corporate Governance Committee.

Walton is a Member of Bass, Berry & Sims and has more than 30 years of experience working with public companies on securities, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters. Walton has been recognized for her work in many publications, including Chambers USA, Best Lawyers®, Nashville Post and Nashville Business Journal. In addition, Walton is very active in other industry-related organizations, having served as former co-chair of the Transactions Affinity Group of the American Health Lawyers Association Business Law and Governance Practice Group.

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