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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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Bob F. Thompson

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Nashville
(615) 742-6262 TEL
(615) 742-2762 FAX

Bob F. Thompson

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-6262 TEL
(615) 742-2762 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-6262 TEL
(615) 742-2762 FAX

In his almost 40 years practicing law, Bob Thompson has counseled financial institutions, including banks and bank holding companies, insurance holding companies and investment banking firms and hedge funds, in acquisitions, capital market transactions, corporate governance and regulatory compliance. He recently advised one of the largest managed care companies in the U.S. when it was acquired for more than $8 billion, and he currently represents two of the three largest publicly held bank holding companies headquartered in Tennessee.

In his almost 40 years practicing law, Bob Thompson has counseled financial institutions, including banks and bank holding companies, insurance holding companies and investment banking firms and hedge funds, in acquisitions, capital market transactions, corporate governance and regulatory compliance. He recently advised one of the largest managed care companies in the U.S. when it was acquired for more than $8 billion, and he currently represents two of the three largest publicly held bank holding companies headquartered in Tennessee.

Bob has been recognized by Chambers USA as someone who "'is very experienced and very knowledgeable about the various regulators and regulations we deal with.'" (from Chambers USA 2016).

Bob's practice involves:

  • Financial Institutions – Counseling public and private financial institutions in merger and acquisitions, branch sales and purchases, and capital market transactions, including offerings of debt and equity securities); advising on a wide range of regulatory compliance, including securities disclosure, executive compensation, various bank regulatory compliance and enforcement issues; and advising boards of directors and board committees.
  • Corporate & Securities – Representing underwriters and issuers in public offerings and private placements, advising on merger and acquisition transactions; tender offers and proxy contests and counseling executives, boards and board committees on executive compensation, corporate governance and financial reporting matters.

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Nashville Bar Association — Ethics Committee

Tennessee Bar Association

American Bar Association — Banking Law Committee, Federal Regulation of Securities Committee

Tennessee Bankers Association — Lawyers Committee

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

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Accolades

Best Lawyers in America® — Nashville Banking and Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2014); Nashville Mutual Funds Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2013); Nashville Securities / Capital Markets Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2012); Nashville Mergers and Acquisitions "Lawyer of the Year" (2011)

Best Lawyers in America® — Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Financial Services Regulation Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Mutual Funds Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law (1993-2017)

Chambers USA — Banking & Finance (2008-2015), Senior Statesman (2015-2016); Banking & Finance: Regulatory (2008, 2011-2014), Senior Statesman (2015-2016); Corporate/M&A (2004-2006)

Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers in America

Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006-2015)

Top 100 Tennessee Super Lawyers (2013-2014)

Top 50 Nashville Super Lawyers (2013-2014)

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

Nashville Post "In Charge" (2012-2013)

Nashville Post "Nashville's 101 Top Lawyers" (2011)

Tennessee Securities Act (1980); Tennessee Regional Reciprocal Banking Act (1985); Tennessee Reciprocal Banking Act (1990) — Drafting Committee Member

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