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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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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

With more than 30 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.

With more than 30 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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Best Lawyers in America® — Nashville Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year" (2010)

Best Lawyers in America® —Trusts and Estates (1983-2017)

Lawdragon 500

Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers in America

Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006-2015)

Top 50 Nashville Super Lawyers (2014)

Top 100 Tennessee Super Lawyers (2011, 2014)

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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