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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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Greg Parker and Alison Grippo Author Article on Patent Activity in Tennessee

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March 23, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Greg Parker and Alison Grippo authored an article detailing the rise in patent activity in Tennessee. According to the authors, the rise can be attributed to the state's favorable economic culture that attracts innovators and entrepreneurs, many of whom apply for patents. The article also stresses the importance of patent protection and outlines how local companies can protect their intellectual property assets and increase their prospects for capital investments.

The full article, "Tennessee Patent Activity on the Rise," was published March 22 in The Tennessean and is available online and in print.


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