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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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Banks are the bedrock of our financial system. On the corporate, regulatory, legislative and litigation fronts, our attorneys have guided financial institutions through a time of intense scrutiny and change. We have helped them formulate and implement a plan for the future.

All types of banking and financial institutions - bank holding companies, national and state banks, federal and state-chartered thrifts and insurance companies rely on our attorneys to advise and assist them in their dealings within a complex regulatory environment.

The firm has advocated on behalf of clients before the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Federal Reserve Board, Comptroller of the Currency, Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions, Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, and Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions, and has represented clients in state and federal courts both in and outside Tennessee.

Banks are the bedrock of our financial system. On the corporate, regulatory, legislative and litigation fronts, our attorneys have guided financial institutions through a time of intense scrutiny and change. We have helped them formulate and implement a plan for the future.

All types of banking and financial institutions - bank holding companies, national and state banks, federal and state-chartered thrifts and insurance companies rely on our attorneys to advise and assist them in their dealings within a complex regulatory environment.

The firm has advocated on behalf of clients before the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Federal Reserve Board, Comptroller of the Currency, Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions, Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, and Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions, and has represented clients in state and federal courts both in and outside Tennessee.

The practice assists clients in many aspects of the banking business, including:

  • Organization of new banks
  • Organization of new insurance companies, including captive insurance companies, HMOs and insurer-like service companies
  • Capital raising and securities law compliance
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Acquisitions of or by banks, thrifts, insurance companies or their holding companies
  • Private equity investments
  • Branch purchases and acquisitions of failed institutions
  • Advice concerning permissible non-bank activities, including securities and insurance operations
  • Enforcement proceedings against institutions or their officers and directors
  • Civil and criminal investigations
  • Delisting, and
  • Complex and significant litigation of various types, including class actions.

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