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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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Cynthia N. Sellers

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Nashville
(615) 742-6255 TEL
(615) 742-0409 FAX

Cynthia N. Sellers

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-6255 TEL
(615) 742-0409 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-6255 TEL
(615) 742-0409 FAX

As chair of the firm's Real Estate and Commercial Finance Practice Group, Cindy is a deal lawyer with nearly 30 years of experience representing banks, public and private companies and investors in a variety of financial transactions. She has a concentration in healthcare lending, with a focus on syndicated transactions and in real estate lending. In the last three years, Cindy has closed more than $1.1 billion in syndicated loan transactions, more than $1.8 billion in borrower side deals, and additional finance deals exceeding $1.1 billion.

As chair of the firm's Real Estate and Commercial Finance Practice Group, Cindy is a deal lawyer with nearly 30 years of experience representing banks, public and private companies and investors in a variety of financial transactions. She has a concentration in healthcare lending, with a focus on syndicated transactions and in real estate lending. In the last three years, Cindy has closed more than $1.1 billion in syndicated loan transactions, more than $1.8 billion in borrower side deals, and additional finance deals exceeding $1.1 billion.

With experience in syndicated senior credit facilities, mezzanine finance deals, asset based loans and commercial real estate financings, Cindy's practice involves:

  • Healthcare Finance – Partners with her healthcare colleagues to bring a depth of understanding and practical approach to finance matters uniquely effecting regulated healthcare companies.
  • Debt Finance – Advises on syndicated credit facility transactions, representing both the Administrative Agent and the borrower, bringing an understanding of what is important to both parties and why.
  • Real Estate Finance – Represents lenders in retail, multi-family and office real estate and construction loans

Cindy advises clients through all aspects of financing transactions, including negotiation of loan documents, due diligence and resolution of issues presented pre-closing, advising business clients regarding the impact of loan requirements or conditions, advising clients through the life of the loan as business opportunities or challenges arise, and working with lenders and companies on the downside of loans if they are not repaid as planned. She also collaborates with the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group on large corporate transactions that involve complex finance issues.

Formerly assistant general counsel at Bank of America, Cindy was responsible for supporting Tennessee, Georgia and the Northeast in all aspects of real estate lending and mezzanine financing.

Cindy has also assisted immigrants, tenants and young entrepreneurs in navigating legal requirements, contracts and various legal disputes on a pro bono basis. 

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Accolades

Best Lawyers in America® — Nashville Banking and Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2017); Nashville Commercial Transactions / UCC Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2015); Nashville Commercial Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2012)

Best Lawyers in America® — Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Finance Law; Commercial Transactions / UCC Law; Real Estate Law (2007-2017)

Chambers USA — Banking & Finance (2008-2016)

Mid-South Super Lawyers (2010-2011)

Nashville Business Journal "Best of the Bar" (2011-2013)

Nashville Bar Foundation — Fellow

University of Tennessee College of Law — Alumni Advisory Council

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