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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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Our attorneys have been involved in all aspects of bankruptcy cases, including pre-bankruptcy negotiations, confirmation of Chapter 11 plans of reorganization, investigation and litigation of preferences, fraudulent transfers, and other potential estate causes of actions, including breach of duty claims against directors and officers and deepening insolvency claims.

The practice has been involved in significant bankruptcy matters cases across the U.S. in a variety of industries, including:

  • Automotive
  • Banking/lending
  • Coal mining
  • Entertainment
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing/distributing
  • Real Estate (commercial, large residential development and mixed-use)
  • Retail manufacturing/sales, and
  • Nonprofit organizations.

Our attorneys have been involved in all aspects of bankruptcy cases, including pre-bankruptcy negotiations, confirmation of Chapter 11 plans of reorganization, investigation and litigation of preferences, fraudulent transfers, and other potential estate causes of actions, including breach of duty claims against directors and officers and deepening insolvency claims.

The practice has been involved in significant bankruptcy matters cases across the U.S. in a variety of industries, including:

  • Automotive
  • Banking/lending
  • Coal mining
  • Entertainment
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing/distributing
  • Real Estate (commercial, large residential development and mixed-use)
  • Retail manufacturing/sales, and
  • Nonprofit organizations.

Our broad range of clients includes:

  • Individual lenders
  • Banks, insurance companies, finance companies and other institutional lenders
  • Equity holders and joint venturers in financially distressed companies
  • Boards of distressed businesses
  • Persons seeking to invest in troubled businesses or to acquire assets or entire businesses from a distressed or bankrupt seller
  • Receivers, case trustees and post confirmation fiduciaries
  • Lessors and lessees of real estate, equipment and intellectual property
  • Unsecured creditors' committees, and
  • Publicly traded companies in Chapter 11.

Our attorneys also handle a variety of commercial litigation matters that arise in bankruptcy proceedings or in state or federal courts involving creditor-debtor relations or lender liability issues.

Our attorneys have represented numerous purchasers of distressed assets out of bankruptcy proceedings in many industries, including several hospital acquisitions.

In many instances, attorneys in this group work closely with members of the firm's other practice groups, such as banks & financial institutions, tax, corporate & securities, real estate and environmental. In addition, the firm has provided neutrals to mediate disputes in the bankruptcy-insolvency context, as well as in various commercial disputes.

Our bankruptcy attorneys have been recognized in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America®, Lawdragon, Super Lawyers, Business Tennessee and Nashville Business Journal's "Best of the Bar."

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