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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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Blaine Smith and Jessie Zeigler Elected Fellows of Nashville Bar Foundation

March 17, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims is pleased to announce that Members Blaine Smith and Jessie Zeigler have been inducted as Fellows into the Nashville Bar Foundation. 

The mission of the Nashville Bar Foundation is to support and expand the provision of law-related educational and charitable programs and services that promote the knowledge, understanding, and respect for the law among students, the general public and the legal community; to preserve the honor and integrity of the legal profession; to foster collegiality among members of the legal profession; and to improve the administration of justice throughout the greater Nashville area.

Smith focuses his trust and estate practice on representing high-net worth individuals with the transfer of their wealth to their children and future generations. He also has extensive probate and fiduciary litigation experience representing trustees, executors and beneficiaries in estate and trust related disputes. Smith has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America® for his trusts and estates practice and is a fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a member of the Nashville Bar Association's Estate Planning and Probate Law Committees.

Zeigler devotes her litigation practice to help clients facing claims related to crisis management, environmental issues, health and safety matters, products liability, healthcare liability, or contract disputes. In addition, she has handled class action claims for various types of product and mass tort cases across a variety of industries. Zeigler has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America® and was named a "Women of Influence" in the Trailblazer category by the Nashville Business Journal in 2015. Zeigler is active in the legal profession and currently holds leadership positions in the American Bar Association, International Association of Defense Counsel and Trial Network.

To see the complete list of Fellows inducted in 2016, please visit the Nashville Bar Foundation website.


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