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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 Welcomes Four New Associates to the Firm

March 7, 2016

Nashville, Tenn., (March 7, 2016) – Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to welcome four new associates to the firm's Nashville office. 

Jeff H. Gibson represents clients in litigation and government investigations, conducting internal investigations and defending individuals and companies facing white collar criminal charges, quasi-criminal civil claims and compliance violations. Prior to joining the firm, Gibson practiced at the law firm of Neal & Harwell, PLC and clerked for Judge Susan H. Black on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Gibson earned his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law and a B.A. degree from Furman University. 

Joseph A. Kimmet focuses his practice on the tax aspects of complex business transactions and reorganizations. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Kimmet practiced at Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter, PLLC in Knoxville, Tennessee. Kimmet earned his LL.M. in taxation from the University of Alabama School of Law and earned his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law.
He earned a B.A. degree from the University of Tennessee. 

John H. Lawrence counsels clients in defense of allegations of healthcare fraud and abuse. Prior to joining the firm, he practiced at Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Lawrence earned his law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law. He earned a M.Div. from Wake Forest University and a B.A. from Duke University.

Taylor K. Wirth advises clients on a variety of corporate matters including securities offerings, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining the firm, Wirth practiced in the Nashville office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C. Wirth earned his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law and a B.A. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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