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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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Michael C. Gibson


Michael C. Gibson


Washington, D.C.
(202) 827-2972 TEL
(202) 380-0876 FAX
Washington, D.C.
(202) 827-2972 TEL
(202) 380-0876 FAX

Michael Gibson represents companies, developers and investors in commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions, leasing and financing matters. He also has significant experience representing borrowers and lenders in both traditional and non-traditional lending transactions, including unique knowledge in advising on commercial real estate transactions involving foreign investment strategies through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. Michael works with clients from a variety of industries, with a particular focus within the hospitality industry.

Representing clients in commercial lending and real estate transactions nationally and abroad, Michael's practice includes:

  • Real Estate – Counseling developers and investors in large-scale commercial real estate transactions involving the purchase, sale and leasing of real property; representing companies in the financing and management of real estate used in their business operations; advising landlords and tenants in commercial leasing transactions involving office, retail, industrial, multi-family and large shopping centers.
  • Sale-Leaseback – Counseling real estate funds, investors and businesses in sale-leaseback and net lease transactions in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Financial Transactions – Representing lenders and borrowers in construction, term and revolving loans, asset-based lines of credit, syndicated credit facilities, and commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS); counseling clients in construction and development project financings, including complex finance structures involving public and private debt and other public funding
  • EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program – Advising developers, regional centers and other intermediaries in financing transactions through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Michael was a partner in the real estate and finance group at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP.


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EB5 Investors Magazine – Top 25 Attorneys: Top 10 EB-5 Attorneys – Recognized for Practice in Specialized Field: Real Estate and Lending Transactions (2016)

Legal 500 – Real Estate and Construction (2014-2015)

Administrative Law Review – Articles Editor

  • Represented NYSE Hospitality Company in connection with the acquisition and the senior and mezzanine financing of a $25 million hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, including negotiations related to the renovation of a portion of the hotel. 
  • Represented foreign investment fund in its initial real estate joint venture in the United States pursuant to which it acquired an interest in multiple assets located in New York, New York, including diligence related to all assets, entity structuring and negotiation of joint venture agreements. 
  • Represented national banking institution as a secured lender in connection with the workout of a distressed loan that resulted in a sale of a historic property in Washington, D.C. that was developed into a mixed-use center.
  • Represented private equity fund in the acquisitions and financing of assets through net lease and sale-leaseback transaction throughout the United States and Canada.


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