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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 Launches Government Contracts Blog

October 15, 2014

Government Contracts Attorneys to Provide Timely Case and Regulatory Updates in Increasingly Unsteady Business Climate

Washington, D.C. / Nashville, Tenn. (Oct. 15, 2014) – Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce the launch of its new GovCon Blog, which provides commentary and insight on the legal and regulatory landscape of contracting with federal, state and local governments using real-world cases, bid protests and regulatory developments as a guide. The blog will be authored by the attorneys in the firm's Government Contracts practice group. The GovCon Blog may be viewed at

"At the intersection of several areas of law, and presently at the mercy of an unprecedented level of swift regulatory shifts from legislative mandates and executive orders, government contractors face an extremely challenging environment," says Todd R. Overman, chair of the firm's Government Contracts practice. "The GovCon Blog allows us the opportunity to better inform those working within this constantly evolving sector by clarifying the legal issues that matter to their business objectives and bottom line."

Led by Overman and associate Bryan R. King, the GovCon Blog will cover a range of issues related to federal contracting's latest legislative updates, groundbreaking legal cases and high-profile contracts. Editorial focus and categories will include bid and size protests; contract disputes; False Claims Act cases; small business programs; regulatory changes impacting government contractors; developments on the GSA and VA Federal Supply Schedule programs; M&A of government contractors, including Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) decisions; facility and personnel security clearances, including Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI); intellectual property and more. 

About Todd R. Overman
Overman, who launched the Government Contracts practice when he joined the firm in February 2014, is a member in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. With more than a decade of experience advising companies on the unique aspects of doing business with the federal government, his practice includes advice on bid protests and contract disputes, M&A support, and compliance counseling. He has particular experience on structuring transactions and corporate reorganizations to ensure compliance with the Anti-Assignment Act, as well as navigating the rules impacting the acquisition of small businesses. He also has extensive experience counseling clients on SBA's size and affiliation rules, as well as helping companies obtain assistance through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), 8(a) Business Development, Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), and Service Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVO) programs.

Overman earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his law degree from Vanderbilt University.

About Bryan R. King
King, also seated in the firm's Washington office, focuses his practice on a range of federal contracting matters, including handling all aspects of bid protests and appeals. He has represented numerous government contractors before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Government Accountability Office (GAO), Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Hearings and Appeals, the Civilian and Armed Services Boards of Contract Appeals and other government agencies on procurement-related issues.

King earned his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and his law degree from The George Washington University.

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

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