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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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David W. Smith

Counsel

Nashville
(615) 742-7755 TEL
(615) 742-0444 FAX

David W. Smith

Counsel

Nashville
(615) 742-7755 TEL
(615) 742-0444 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7755 TEL
(615) 742-0444 FAX

As counsel to several of the nation's leading healthcare companies, David Smith's primary focus is commercial leasing in the healthcare industry.

With a deep understanding of the unique regulatory overlay involved in healthcare real estate transactions, David helps clients find solutions that are both economically advantageous and regulatory compliant.

As counsel to several of the nation's leading healthcare companies, David Smith's primary focus is commercial leasing in the healthcare industry.

With a deep understanding of the unique regulatory overlay involved in healthcare real estate transactions, David helps clients find solutions that are both economically advantageous and regulatory compliant. His practice includes:

  • Healthcare Real Estate – Representing hospitals, surgery centers, physician groups, individuals and other providers of healthcare services in connection with leasing and other real estate matters throughout the United States.
  • Commercial Real Estate – Representing clients in a variety of industries in the acquisition, disposition, financing, leasing and ownership of commercial properties including retail, restaurant and office buildings.

In addition to advising clients on the real estate matters, he also works closely with the Corporate & Securities Practice Group on coordination of real estate diligence for large corporate mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining the firm, David was a middle school teacher and Teach for America corps member. He has continued to support public education through his involvement with the Teach For America alumni, Nashville local Charter Schools, and the PENCIL Partnership. He is currently involved in the firm's Diversity Committee.

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