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In Brief: A Digest of Healthcare Mergers Projects

Client Success
  • Assisted the owner of 65 skilled nursing facilities in eight states with the sale of its facilities and real estate. The complex merger involved licensing, regulatory, change of ownership and Medicare/Medicaid certification matters.
  • Advised a hospital system, orthopedic group and post-acute care company on a joint venture structure for co-development and joint management of an ambulatory surgery center, rehabilitation hospital, skilled nursing facility and assisted living facility, all to be located on the same campus. We assisted with crafting the structure of the joint venture, preparing the agreements, and obtaining licensure and credentialing.
  • Represented a large managed-care business operating in five states in creating a network independent practice association (IPA). We created and negotiated participating provider agreements with physicians that include fee-for-service and risk-sharing arrangements; acquired physician practices and medical groups, including the acquisition of hospitalist practices that support in-patient services for which the client is at risk; and assisted with joint ventures with larger medical groups.
  • Counseled a government county health district that owned and leased a hospital in a joint venture between the lessee of the hospital and another hospital.
  • Represented a nonprofit health system in its transfer of a clinic to a federally qualified health center (FQHC). The transaction required significant negotiations for covenants requiring the acquiring FQHC to maintain the level and quality of healthcare and dental services provided to the clinic’s culturally diverse clients.
  • Advised a healthcare system in its acquisition of a critical care hospital owned by the state hospital district. This transaction raised complex issues involving antitrust implications, unusual state laws, reimbursement regulations and tax-exempt laws.
  • Advised purchaser of a hospital from a national hospital system. We created the purchasing entity (physicians and private investors) and provided counsel throughout the transaction, including transitioning the hospital from a general acute hospital to a specialty hospital. The complex closing required the resolution of a host of securities, regulatory and real estate issues, along with obtaining HUD approval.
  • Represented a medical center in its acquisition of another hospital. Our attorneys handled the transaction and the simultaneous creation of a related physician network and conversion of an existing surgery center into an outpatient provider-based department of the hospital.
  • Represented a large multispecialty physician group in the sale of its business to one of the largest publicly traded hospitals in the United States. The transaction, successfully negotiated as a stock purchase, raised complex tax and corporate issues, involved real estate transfers and leases, required licensing agreement assignments and raised a variety of other regulatory matters.