We regularly advise health care providers, insurers and other payers, trade associations, and other health care companies on the development and implementation of strategic initiatives. We have the experience to conceive creative solutions in constantly shifting competitive, regulatory, and reimbursement landscapes and to help clients recognize opportunities as they arise.

Our attorneys counsel clients in their most pivotal undertakings, including:

  • Structuring and negotiating corporate transactions (e.g., mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures)
  • Creating legal structures to facilitate strategic objectives relating to governance and operational efficiencies, including multiparty vehicles like ACOs, PHOs, IPAs, and population health management organizations
  • Assessing regulatory and business risks inherent in proposed transactions, such as acquisitions and multijurisdictional transactions, and devising strategies to reduce, share, or eliminate risk
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of business, litigation, and regulatory strategies to meet corporate objectives, and devising project management plans to keep initiatives on target

Firm Highlights

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Sale of Nursing College

Worked with a hospital in the sale of its nursing college to a nearby university, including negotiation of a management agreement to allow the university to operate the college pending regulatory approvals.

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Acquisition of Cardiology Practice

Worked on behalf of a hospital in the acquisition of two large cardiology practices, each with multiple locations.

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Payor-Provider Joint Venture

Worked with an insurance company and a network of primary care practices to create a joint venture, providing Medicare members with access to high-quality, personalized health care in a community setting.

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Sale of Teaching/Community Hospital

Assisted with the sale of a 500-bed teaching and community hospital to the teaching hospital of a major university, making this hospital system one of the largest in the country.

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Determination of Need

Assisted clinic in successfully obtaining a Determination of Need from State Department of Public Health, including contentious negotiations with state regulators.

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Acquisition of Urgent Care Centers

Represented a private equity group in acquiring the stock of two entities which owned 13 urgent care centers.

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Health System Affiliation

Acted as corporate counsel to a large health system during a major affiliation, negotiating deal documents and advising on structural and various legal issues, which ultimately lead to the creation of the second largest...

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Population Health Management

Represented a large non-profit health maintenance organization in the development of a population health management vehicle in partnership with its contracting hospitals and health systems.

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Corporate Governance

Assisted a tax-exempt health care organization to draft new bylaws following extensive discussions with board committees and the full board to assure that both the mission and governance structure of the organization were fully...

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Appellate Tax Board Decision Appeal

Represented a trade association, on behalf of a health insurer, before the state Supreme Judicial Court in a successful appeal of an Appellate Tax Board decision.