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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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Brian L. Sims

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7943 TEL
(615) 742-0445 FAX

Brian L. Sims

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7943 TEL
(615) 742-0445 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7943 TEL
(615) 742-0445 FAX

Brian Sims focuses his practice on matters relating to corporate governance, securities regulation and mergers and acquisitions. Brian provides guidance on a variety of transactional matters, including Exchange Act reporting, public and private company acquisition and disposition and Section 16 compliance.

Brian's experience includes assisting clients on matters related to:

  • Rule 144A debt offerings
  • Private placements
  • Exchange offers
  • Mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining the firm, Brian served as Assistant General Counsel at the Tennessee Department of Health.

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American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

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Accolades

Vanderbilt University — Alumni Association

Vanderbilt University — Dean's Scholar

Scholastic Excellence Award for First Honors in Comparative Perspectives in Counter-Terrorism

Best Oral Advocate for Legal Writing Section (2008)

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