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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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J. Andrew Goddard

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Nashville
(615) 742-6224 TEL
(615) 742-2724 FAX

J. Andrew Goddard

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-6224 TEL
(615) 742-2724 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-6224 TEL
(615) 742-2724 FAX

Drew Goddard is practice leader of the firm's Environmental Practice Group. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Engineering in 1975, Tau Beta Pi, and from Duke University School of Law in 1978, Order of the Coif. He joined Bass, Berry & Sims in 1978 and has practiced environmental law for more than 20 years. Drew is a former chair of the Environmental Section of the Tennessee Bar Association. He has served on external steering committees of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, is editor of the Tennessee Environmental Law Letter, and taught an environmental law course at Vanderbilt University School of Law for 13 years. He has served for several years on the various environmental committees and subcommittees of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry and has lectured extensively on environmental law issues. In 2005, Governor Phil Bredesen appointed him as the chair of the Tennessee Heritage Conservation Trust Fund board. Drew has been listed in Best Lawyers in America® since 1991 and has been named one of the best environmental lawyers in the state by Business Tennessee magazine for multiple years.

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Nashville Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association — Environmental Law Section, Chair (1996-1997)

American Bar Association

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands — 2nd Vice President (2016-2018)

Environmental Law Institute

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Best Lawyers in America® — Nashville Energy Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2013); Nashville Administrative / Regulatory Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2012); Nashville Environmental "Lawyer of the Year" (2011)

Best Lawyers in America® — Administrative / Regulatory Law; Energy Law; Environmental Law; Litigation: Environmental; Natural Resources Law; Water Law (1991-2017)

Chambers USA — Environment (2010-2016)

International Who's Who of Environment Lawyers

Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006, 2009-2015)

Nashville Post "Nashville's 101 Top Lawyers" (2011)

Nashville Business Journal "Best of the Bar" (2011-2012)

American College of Environmental Lawyers — Fellow

Tennessee Environmental Law Letter — Editor and Author (1989-present)

Vanderbilt University — Adjunct Faculty (1989-2002)

Tau Beta Pi

Duke Law Journal — Editorial Board (1977-1978)

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