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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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John A. Greer

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7930 TEL
(615) 742-2714 FAX

John A. Greer

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7930 TEL
(615) 742-2714 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7930 TEL
(615) 742-2714 FAX

John Greer has significant experience counseling clients on a variety of intellectual property and technology issues, including protecting and maintaining intellectual property assets, providing intellectual property guidance in corporate transactions, and drafting, revising, and negotiating a wide range of agreements.

Working with clients from a diverse set of industries, such as healthcare, technology, retail, media, lifestyle, finance, life sciences, automotive, and food & drug, John helps clients navigate a broad scope of issues, including:

  • Intellectual property registration, protection, maintenance, and enforcement, including registration of trademarks and copyrights, and assisting clients with brand maintenance and protection strategies
  • Intellectual property and technology license, hosting, support, maintenance, outsourcing, reseller, development, distribution, and supply agreements
  • Intellectual property and technology issues arising in asset sales, mergers, financings, divestitures, and other corporate transactions
  • Consulting agreements, technology transfers, strategic alliances, joint ventures, and other collaborations
  • Employment agreements and internal corporate agreements, policies and procedures, including a variety of technology use and compliance policies
  • Nondisclosure and confidentiality agreements and other privacy matters
  • Legal and regulatory compliance issues
  • Internet, search engine, e-commerce, and domain name matters
  • Intellectual property litigation matters

Prior to joining the firm, John completed a judicial clerkship with the Honorable J. Daniel Breen of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

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Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association (TIPLA)

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

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Accolades

Vanderbilt Law Review — Senior Notes Editor

Vanderbilt Law School — M. Douglas Dunn Scholar

Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Awards — Criminal Law; Introduction to Accounting; Antitrust

Vanderbilt Law School — Law & Business Certificate Recipient

Vanderbilt Law School Entertainment and Sports Law Society — Vice President

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