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“I wish Hal Katz were a permanent member of our organization because he understands our goals and helps us succeed in the most professional and legal way. I sincerely appreciate the patience and dedication this firm has extended to my company, and I love working with Hal and team.”

Senior paralegal, online therapy company


Hal is a creative thinker, guiding his clients when it comes to business building and problem-solving. He sees both the big picture and specific issues as clients evaluate joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiations or long-term planning.

Hal has focused his practice on the healthcare industry during the last 25 years, representing for-profit, nonprofit and governmental entities. He has been on the front line of healthcare evolution and innovation, witnessing firsthand successes and failures at both the care delivery and business levels. He uses his extensive knowledge to help clients navigate the complexities of the healthcare industry and benefit from lessons learned.

Hal appreciates the opportunity to serve his diverse clients, which range from big to small and from established businesses to startups. He understands the unique needs and objectives of his clients and does not take a “one-size-fits-all” approach when developing a client relationship.

As a recognized authority, Hal is regularly asked by industry leaders to lecture on corporate, transactional and regulatory issues, including business startups, healthcare evolution and collaborations between for-profit and nonprofit businesses.

“I wish Hal Katz were a permanent member of our organization because he understands our goals and helps us succeed in the most professional and legal way. I sincerely appreciate the patience and dedication this firm has extended to my company, and I love working with Hal and team.”

Senior paralegal, online therapy company




  • BL Rankings’ The Best Lawyers in America®, Health Care Law, 2008-2024
  • Chambers USA, Healthcare, 2007-2024
  • The Legal 500 United States
    • Healthcare: Service providers, Recommended attorney, 2023 and 2024
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • Thomson Reuters' Texas Super Lawyers, Health Care Law, 2003, 2004, 2009-2020
  • Austin Monthly magazine, Top Austin Attorney, Healthcare, 2022 and 2023


  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center
  • B.A., University of Texas at Austin


  • Texas
  • Colorado

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section, Chair, 2020-2021
    • Chair, Strategic Solutions, 2023-2024
    • Co Chair, Health Law Program Support Fund Stewardship, 2023-2024
    • Vice Chair, Past Chairs Advisory Board, 2023-2024
    • Health Law Council, Secretary, 2014-2018
    • Membership Committee, Co-Chair, 2011-2017
    • ABA Relations, Vice Chair, 2014-2020
    • SOC Membership Committee, Liaison, 2014-2018
    • Leadership Meeting Planning, Vice Chair, 2017-2018; Chair, 2019-2020
    • Physicians Legal Issues Conference, Vice Chair, 2017-2020
    • Finance, Vice Chair, 2019-2020
  • American Health Law Association
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas
    • Health Law Section, Chair, 2018-2019
  • Texas Bar Association
    • Health Law Section, Vice Chair, 2017-2018
    • Health Law Council, 2011-present

Hal focuses on general corporate and transactional areas in the healthcare industry, with extensive experience in the purchase and sale of businesses, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, franchises, joint ventures, management services arrangements, managed care and care delivery models, product development, and health technology. He represents ​private businesses, publicly traded companies, governmental entities and non-profit organizations in strategic planning, corporate governance, launching new lines of business, and operational matters.

Additional Experience
  • Hal advised on the creation and design of a B2B and B2C business model for a national behavioral telehealth technology company. Hal tailored the model to comply with federal and applicable state legal and regulatory requirements, including telehealth, corporate practice, fee splitting, privacy and security, and corporate formalities. The model has allowed the client to more quickly and efficiently scale across the country.
  • He has advised a regional multispecialty orthopedic group on expansion into the Southeast United States, along with its associated service line management and trauma coverage arrangements.
  • He has represented physicians with hospitals, in urban, suburban and rural markets, in creating accountable care organizations (ACOs) for participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, and in developing clinical integration for purposes of contracting with commercial third-party payors, on both a fee for service and risk sharing basis.
  • He has also served as outside general counsel to a private equity-backed healthcare platforms.
News Releases | September 03, 2019
Nine Husch Blackwell Lawyers Named to 2019 Thomson Reuters' Texas Super Lawyers

Covering more than 70 practice areas, Super Lawyers is a directory of lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

News Releases | August 15, 2019
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2020 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and 11 attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

Outside the Office

An early-morning workout guy, Hal enjoys yoga and spin classes.

He was one of the first adopters of goat yoga, practicing at GOGA Goat Yoga in Austin.

Fishing is a favorite pastime of Hal's. He also treasures time spent with his daughter, Morgan, and son, Harrison. The family enjoys traditional summer vacations to La Jolla, California.

Community Leadership
  • Community Advancement Network, Board of Directors, 2017-2018 and 2022-present
  • Integral Care, Board of Trustees, 2010-present; Chair, 2013-2022
  • New Milestones Foundation, Board of Directors, 2017-present
  • Spine Hope, General Counsel, 2017-present
  • CiviCO, General Counsel, 2018-present
South by Southwest

Hal is an active participant in Austin’s annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Conference

SXSW attracts entrepreneurs, business leaders, investors, and other technology and digital professionals from around the globe. His recent engagements included serving as a mentor for startups. Hal provided insights on corporate governance, funding strategies and various operational issues faced by emerging businesses.

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