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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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After Serving Twenty Years as General Counsel of AutoZone, Harry L. Goldsmith Joins Bass, Berry & Sims

April 2, 2014

Nashville & Memphis, Tenn., (April 2, 2014) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce that Harry L. Goldsmith has joined as Senior Counsel in the firm's Memphis office. Goldsmith retired as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE: AZO) in January 2014, having served the retail giant as General Counsel for 20 years. 

"We are honored that Harry has joined our firm. With the unique perspective he brings from his long history as a public company general counsel, we know Harry will provide tremendous value to the firm as we continue to strive to serve our clients with excellence," said Todd Rolapp, Managing Partner of Bass, Berry & Sims. "It means a lot to us that someone whom we considered a valued client and good friend is now a part of the Bass, Berry & Sims family."

Prior to his work with AutoZone, Inc., Goldsmith also served in the legal department of Federal Express Corporation and held roles in two well-known law firms.

"I have worked with Bass, Berry & Sims on a variety of matters for many years. I look forward to working closely with friends and colleagues in Memphis and throughout the firm whom I respect and admire," said Goldsmith. 

Goldsmith is President and Life Trustee of the Goldsmith Family Foundation, Inc., and a board member of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis College of Art, and the Assisi Foundation. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and his law degree from the University of Memphis.

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