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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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Intellectual Property & Technology Transactions

Our Intellectual Property & Technology Transactions Practice Group supports clients at every stage of the business cycle in domestic and international transactions that involve intellectual property (IP) rights and technology. Our attorneys structure, prepare and negotiate hundreds of intellectual property transactions and licenses each year from the perspectives of both the vendor and customers located within and outside the U.S. We work closely with our clients to understand the technology or other IP at stake and the rights and benefits or restrictions and protections needed by the client to make the transaction make sense for their business.

We collaborate with other practice groups to provide value added services to clients in healthcare and corporate mergers, dispositions, strategic alliances and business combinations, and financings and restructurings involving technology and IP assets. We counsel clients on IP issues that emerge in the context of these transactions and craft appropriate terms to allocate risk. Our attorneys conduct thorough due diligence, quickly identify key issues, and work with clients to ensure that the value and impact of IP assets are properly considered and addressed.

Our Intellectual Property & Technology Transactions Practice Group supports clients at every stage of the business cycle in domestic and international transactions that involve intellectual property (IP) rights and technology. Our attorneys structure, prepare and negotiate hundreds of intellectual property transactions and licenses each year from the perspectives of both the vendor and customers located within and outside the U.S. We work closely with our clients to understand the technology or other IP at stake and the rights and benefits or restrictions and protections needed by the client to make the transaction make sense for their business.

We collaborate with other practice groups to provide value added services to clients in healthcare and corporate mergers, dispositions, strategic alliances and business combinations, and financings and restructurings involving technology and IP assets. We counsel clients on IP issues that emerge in the context of these transactions and craft appropriate terms to allocate risk. Our attorneys conduct thorough due diligence, quickly identify key issues, and work with clients to ensure that the value and impact of IP assets are properly considered and addressed.

Our clients operate in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, life sciences, entertainment and media, information technology and software, automotive, transportation, retail and consumer products, insurance and financial services, and universities. Our knowledge of these industries helps us to develop creative and efficient solutions to advance our clients’ objectives.

Our work includes:

  • Complex technology and IP licensing deals
  • IP-driven strategic alliances and joint ventures
  • Consulting, development and implementation services agreements
  • Software, SaaS, cloud and other IT service agreements
  • International technology transfers and cross-border transactions
  • Outsourcing and managed services agreements
  • Digital content and media deals
  • Internet and e-commerce arrangements
  • Manufacturing, distribution and supply agreements
  • University research, development and cooperation agreements
  • Clinical trial agreements, and 
  • Mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, spinoffs and venture capital investments.

We work hard to understand our clients and their businesses so that we can operate seamlessly as an extension of their internal teams.

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