Mergers and Acquisitions

Our dedicated health care team is involved on a daily basis in the structuring, negotiation, documentation and implementation of health care M&A transactions. As a result, our transactional health care practice provides us with continuing opportunities to counsel health system boards and senior management throughout all phases of the transaction process and to be familiar with their strategic objectives and concerns.

Our health care team also has niche expertise at the intersection of health care law and the myriad of other disciplines that are a part in any health law transaction including corporate law, antitrust law, financing, governance, labor and employment law, employee benefits, licensure (and other regulatory matters) and reimbursement matters. Over the years, our health care transaction lawyers have worked with many traditional and inventive health care structures and arrangements, and we are pioneers in obtaining regulatory approval of new concepts in the health care industry.

Compliance with federal and state regulations can be a deal maker or a deal breaker. Health care clients considering mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, affiliations and reorganizations engage us for assistance with due diligence and planning to review:

  • Strategic plans for transactions involving licensed facilities as well as physician (and other provider) practices
  • Legal analyses of new financial relationships
  • Regulatory review of investment documents, leases, service contracts, employment and independent contractor arrangements among other documents for compliance and contractual requirements

Our merger and acquisition practice runs the gamut from merging health systems, to acquiring skilled nursing facilities, to entering into clinical and academic affiliations and joint ventures, to buying physician practices, rolling up practices and selling to private equity.