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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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Philip M. Lewis

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Memphis
(901) 543-5967 TEL
(866) 768-0737 FAX

Philip M. Lewis

Member

Memphis
(901) 543-5967 TEL
(866) 768-0737 FAX
Memphis
(901) 543-5967 TEL
(866) 768-0737 FAX

Philip Lewis advises corporations, partnerships and other entities in connection with mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions, as well as general corporate matters. A certified public accountant with an LL.M. in tax, Philip understands the complicated tax issues associated with transactions and provides creative solutions for clients. Philip has significant experience with real estate investment trusts (REITs) and regularly counsels REITs with respect to corporate and tax issues.

Philip Lewis advises corporations, partnerships and other entities in connection with mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions, as well as general corporate matters. A certified public accountant with an LL.M. in tax, Philip understands the complicated tax issues associated with transactions and provides creative solutions for clients. Philip has significant experience with real estate investment trusts (REITs) and regularly counsels REITs with respect to corporate and tax issues.

Philip's practice includes:

  • Representing corporations, partnerships and other entities in connection with taxable and tax-deferred acquisitions, dispositions, securities offerings, mergers, restructurings, and general corporate and tax issues.
  • Representing REITs in the formation of UPREITs, qualifications, conversions, roll-up transactions, initial public offerings, follow-on offerings and continuous offerings, as well as mergers and acquisitions.

Philip recognizes the challenges clients encounter in undertaking complicated transactions and helps them to address significant tax and other issues at the outset of the transaction.

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National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT)

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

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Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2013-2015)

Certified Public Accountant

Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Awards in Corporate Taxation and Estate Taxation and Planning

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