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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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G. Scott Thomas

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Nashville
(615) 742-6243 TEL
(615) 742-2743 FAX

G. Scott Thomas

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-6243 TEL
(615) 742-2743 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-6243 TEL
(615) 742-2743 FAX

Scott is in Bass, Berry & Sims' Environmental and Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Groups. He joined Bass, Berry & Sims in 1982 and is listed in Best Lawyers in America® and Chambers USA.

  • Environmental – Scott has practiced environmental law for more than 25 years and is an editor of the Tennessee Environmental Law Letter. He has served on the board of directors for the Environmental Section of the Tennessee Bar Association and has been active on various environmental committees/subcommittees of the Nashville Bar Association and the Tennessee Association of Business. Scott routinely lectures extensively on a broad range of environmental law issues.
  • Intellectual Property & Technology – Over the last 20 years, Scott has developed his IP/Technology transactional practice, which includes broad experience in wide range of practice areas including commercial, corporate, healthcare, information technology and e-commerce.

Scott has represented numerous clients in the negotiation of a broad range of contracts related to the use of software products and technology:

  • Software and technology licensing agreements
  • Joint development agreements
  • Reseller agreements SaaS or applications service provider agreements
  • Distribution and marketing agreements
  • Consultant/development agreements
  • Service and maintenance agreements
  • Installation and migration services agreements
  • Source code escrow agreements

He has assisted numerous clients with all aspects of software, technology, Internet business and transactions:

  • Service and/or performance level standards
  • Web hosting and cloud services
  • Web site development
  • Content providers
  • Terms of use and privacy policies
  • Escrow agreements
  • Encryption, security, policies on privacy and use of data
  • Compliance with applicable national and international laws and standards
  • Franchise agreements

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Nashville Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

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Accolades

Best Lawyers in America® — Nashville Environmental Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2017, 2012); Nashville Technology Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2014); Nashville Information Technology Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2013)

Best Lawyers in America® — Environmental Law; Information Technology Law; Litigation: Environmental; Litigation: Intellectual Property; Natural Resources Law; Technology Law (2005-2017)

Chambers USA — Environment (2011-2016)

Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006-2015)

Nashville Business Journal "Best of the Bar" (2011-2012)

Corporate Counsel "Top Lawyers"

International Who's Who of Environment Lawyers

Tennessee Environmental Law Letter — Editor

Psi Chi

Washington & Lee Law Review — Executive Editor (1981-1982)

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