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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 Welcomes Six New Attorneys to the Firm

September 24, 2015

Nashville, Tenn., (September 24, 2015) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to welcome six new attorneys to the firm. Five of the attorneys will be based in the firm's Nashville office; one in Memphis.

Neal B. Curtis (Associate, Nashville) counsels healthcare clients related to mergers, acquisitions and dispositions. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Curtis served as a law clerk for U.S. Magistrate Judge Hanly Ingram in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Curtis earned his law degree from Vanderbilt Law School. He received a B.S. from Vanderbilt University. 

Valere B. Fulwider (Attorney, Nashville) advises healthcare providers and companies on the operational and transactional aspects of their business and provides complex regulatory analysis on issues that impact acquisitions, contracts and compliance. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Fulwider worked with the American Heart Association's Office of Public Advocacy. She earned her law degree from the Columbus School of Law and her B.A. from Colgate University.

Courtney Ginn (Associate, Nashville) assists healthcare clients with various transactional, regulatory and operational matters. Prior to joining the firm, Ginn served as a clerk for the Honorable Thomas Ludington in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Ginn earned her law degree from Emory University School of Law. She received a B.A. from Duke University.

Brian Irving (Associate, Nashville) counsels clients related to commercial litigation, including business fraud, breach of contract disputes, shareholder litigation and securities fraud cases. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Irving served as a law clerk to the Honorable Bobby E. Shepherd on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Irving earned his law degree from Vanderbilt Law School and received a B.A. from Yale University.

Michael P. Kapellas (Associate, Memphis) focuses on representing clients in business disputes and general commercial litigation and works with broker-dealers and financial institutions to resolve various disputes and regulatory matters. He earned his law degree from The University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. Before entering law school, Kapellas was a journalist and taught journalism courses at the collegiate level. He earned an M.A. from Indiana University's School of Journalism and he received a B.J. from the University of Missouri.

J. Paul Singleton (Associate, Nashville) represents companies in a wide variety of business related matters in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, financing and general business planning. Prior to joining the firm, Singleton practiced at Manier & Herod in Nashville. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Middle East aboard the USS Constellation prior to beginning his legal career. Singleton earned his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law and a B.S. from the University of Kentucky.

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