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Primary Care Providers Win Challenge of CMS Interpretation of Enhanced Payment Law

With the help and support of the Tennessee Medical Association, 21 Tennessee physicians of underserved communities joined together and retained Bass, Berry & Sims to file suit against the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to stop improper collection efforts. Our team, led by David King, was successful in halting efforts to recoup TennCare payments that were used legitimately to expand services in communities that needed them. Read more

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Healthcare Transactions: Year in Review 2018Last year, CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) announced it would purchase health insurer Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET) for $67.5 billion, a transaction that would be one of the biggest healthcare mergers in the past decade. The transaction raises an intriguing question: is this the beginning of a transformational shift in healthcare?

Recently, members of our healthcare group authored the Healthcare Transactions: Year in Review outlining 2017 M&A activity and drivers in the following hot healthcare sectors:

• Managed Care
• Hospitals
• Post-Acute Care—Home Health & Hospice
• Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs)
• Healthcare Information Technology (HIT)
• Behavioral Health
• Physician Practice Management

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James C. Gooch

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Nashville
(615) 742-6247 TEL
(615) 742-2747 FAX

James C. Gooch

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-6247 TEL
(615) 742-2747 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-6247 TEL
(615) 742-2747 FAX

Applying his nearly 50 years of experience, James Gooch helps individuals and families design business succession plans, gifting strategies and other estate plans in a tax efficient manner. Planning for life transitions, such as exiting a business or an unexpected death or disability, is often increasingly complicated for high net worth individuals and their family members. Whether working with individuals, fiduciaries and/or beneficiaries of an estate, James helps clients make critical – and often emotional – decisions about the protection and administration of trusts and estates.

Applying his nearly 50 years of experience, James Gooch helps individuals and families design business succession plans, gifting strategies and other estate plans in a tax efficient manner. Planning for life transitions, such as exiting a business or an unexpected death or disability, is often increasingly complicated for high net worth individuals and their family members. Whether working with individuals, fiduciaries and/or beneficiaries of an estate, James helps clients make critical – and often emotional – decisions about the protection and administration of trusts and estates.

James works directly with clients to solve complicated estate planning issues, both tax and non-tax related. His practice includes:

  • Business succession planning
  • Transfers of family businesses
  • Gifting programs
  • Charitable techniques
  • Life insurance strategies
  • General tax planning. 

James regularly provides clients with estate administration services, including assisting personal representatives with administration of estates, preparing state and federal estate and inheritance tax returns, and representing estates with respect to tax audits or other controversies.

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Nashville Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association — Tax Section, Chairman (1983)

American Bar Association — Taxation Section

Nashville Symphony — Board of Directors, Chairman

Nashville Public Radio — Board of Directors

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Accolades

Best Lawyers in America® — Nashville Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year" (2010)

Best Lawyers in America® — Trusts and Estates (1983-2018)

Lawdragon 500

Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers in America

Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006-2017)

Top 50 Nashville Super Lawyers (2014, 2016)

Top 100 Tennessee Super Lawyers (2011, 2014, 2016)

Nashville Business Journal "Best of the Bar"

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

Nashville Post "In Charge" (2012)

Southern Federal Tax Institute — Board of Trustees (1993-2011)

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel — Fellow

Tennessee Federal Tax Institute — Board of Trustees (1980-1988); President (1986)

Vanderbilt Law Review — Case Editor (1966-1967)

Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Delta Phi

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