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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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Inside the FCA blogInside the FCA blog features ongoing updates related to the False Claims Act (FCA), including insight on the latest legal decisions, regulatory developments and FCA settlements. The blog provides timely updates for corporate boards, directors, compliance managers, general counsel and other parties interested in the organizational impact and legal developments stemming from issues potentially giving rise to FCA liability.

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Tennessee Government Update - Recap of November 14 - 16, 2011


November 16, 2011

Bass, Berry & Sims has received a first-tier ranking by U.S. News—Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" in Nashville for Administrative and Regulatory Law and Government Advocacy. We are honored by this designation, proud of the recognition and want to share the news with you.

Our practice in these areas includes: 

  • Lobbying Tennessee government, 
  • Certificate of Need advocacy before the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency, 
  • Tennessee government purchasing and contracting, and
  • Advising with regard to campaign finance and lobbyist regulation. 

In addition, the firm appears regularly in support of its clients before Tennessee's:

  • Environmental regulators on enforcement, licensure and rulemaking matters, 
  • Department of Revenue on state and local taxation disputes and assessment appeals, 
  • Banking and other regulators of the Department of Financial Institutions, 
  • Insurance regulators with the Department of Commerce and Insurance on licensure and rate- setting matters, 
  • Professional regulatory boards in the Department of Commerce and Insurance, 
  • Department of Health on healthcare licensure and regulatory issues, 
  • Securities Division of the Department of Commerce and Insurance, 
  • Occupational and Safety Administration and other labor and employment regulators, 
  • Attorney General with regard to investigations and inquiries, and 
  • Public utility commission, the Tennessee Regulatory Agency. 
Please let us know if we can assist with any of these matters.

For a complete listing of all Bass, Berry & Sims' practices ranked by U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms," click here.

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