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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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17 Bass, Berry & Sims Attorneys Named "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America 2017

August 16, 2016

Nashville, Tenn., (August 16, 2016) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce that 17 of its attorneys were named "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America© 2017.

Best Lawyers® began designating "Lawyer of the Year" in the U.S. in high-profile legal practice areas in conjunction with the 15th edition (2009). Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," making this accolade particularly significant. Best Lawyers® compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. 

Listed below are the lawyers that were honored from Bass, Berry & Sims and the area of specialty in which they were recognized.

  • E. Steele Clayton IV: Best Lawyers® 2017 Nashville Litigation – Antitrust "Lawyer of the Year"
  • J. Page Davidson: Best Lawyers® 2017 Nashville Corporate Governance Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Felix R. Dowsley III: Best Lawyers® 2017 Nashville Commercial Transactions / UCC Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Tim K. Garrett: Best Lawyers® 2017 Nashville Employment Law – Management "Lawyer of the Year"
  • John S. Golwen: Best Lawyers® 2017 Memphis Arbitration "Lawyer of the Year"
  • R. Dale Grimes: Best Lawyers® 2017 Nashville Antitrust Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Anna M. Grizzle: Best Lawyers® 2017 Nashville Litigation – Health Care "Lawyer of the Year"
  • L. Wearen Hughes: Best Lawyers® 2017 Nashville Litigation – Construction "Lawyer of the Year"
  • J. James Jenkins, Jr.: Best Lawyers® 2017 Nashville Securities / Capital Markets Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Paul G. Jennings: Best Lawyers® 2017 Nashville Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Howard H. Lamar III: Best Lawyers® 2017 Nashville Securities Regulation "Lawyer of the Year"
  • J. Richard Lodge, Jr.: Best Lawyers® 2017 Nashville Administrative / Regulatory Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • J. Allen Overby II: Best Lawyers® 2017 Nashville Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Cynthia N. Sellers: Best Lawyers® 2017 Nashville Banking and Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Richard R. Spore III: Best Lawyers® 2017 Memphis Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • John A. Stemmler: Best Lawyers® 2017 Memphis Real Estate Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • G. Scott Thomas: Best Lawyers® 2017 Nashville Environmental Law "Lawyer of the Year"

About Best Lawyers®
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers® lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Over 83,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and we have received more than 13 million votes to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers® is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers® "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

About Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
With more than 260 attorneys representing numerous publicly traded companies and Fortune 500 businesses, Bass, Berry & Sims has been involved in some of the largest and most significant litigation matters and business transactions in the country. For more information, visit www.bassberry.com.


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