Jeffrey M. Peterson

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  • University of Houston Law Center, JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Managing Editor, Houston Journal of International Law, 2002
  • The University of Texas at Austin, BBA, Accounting, 1997
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  • Texas
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Member, Texas Bar Association

Certified Public Accountant (Texas) from 2000 through 2011 (currently on inactive status)

Jeff built his practice with a focus on healthcare transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, affiliations, joint ventures and other strategic transactions. Prior to joining the firm, he spent nearly four years at Tenet Healthcare Corporation, a diversified healthcare services company. At Tenet, Jeff facilitated numerous healthcare transactions in the acute care, outpatient, and physician practice spaces, as well as healthcare information technology transactions in the population health management and revenue cycle management services industries.

As in-house counsel embedded within the Acquisition and Development business team, Jeff gained a unique and deep understanding of the business aspects of healthcare transactions. He has a successful track record working on healthcare transactions of varying scale and complexity, from smaller outpatient and local community hospital acquisitions to complex joint ventures with national not-for-profit health systems. Partnering closely with business teams from initial review of prospective opportunities through post-closing integration, Jeff efficiently focuses his clients on the key issues and offers practical advice to successfully complete a deal.

Jeff earned a B.B.A. in accounting from The University of Texas at Austin. Upon graduation, Jeff worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers as an auditor and consultant. He returned to school to earn a J.D. from The University of Houston Law Center, where he served as managing editor of the Houston Journal of International Law and graduated magna cum laude. During law school, Jeff also became licensed as a certified public accountant in Texas.

“Having served as an in-house transactional lawyer for a diversified healthcare services company, I have had the opportunity to work on dozens of transactions from initial evaluation stage, through the diligence process and negotiation of definitive transaction documents, to closing and post-closing integration matters. I have a unique perspective on the myriad of issues facing for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare companies in bringing complex transactions and strategic affiliations to a successful conclusion. Having been embedded within the Acquisition and Development business team, I gained an understanding of how to be an effective business lawyer, while navigating through multiple internal constituents. I look forward to working with our clients to bring efficiency, industry knowledge and value to every relationship.”

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Representation of a diversified healthcare services company in the acquisition or divestiture of multiple acute care hospitals and outpatient centers.

Representation of a diversified healthcare services company in the negotiation of multiple joint venture and strategic affiliation arrangements with not-for-profit health systems to operate healthcare businesses – such as acute care hospitals, outpatient centers and physician practices – and pursue other development initiatives.

Representation of a diversified healthcare services company in its acquisition of an independent physician association and its related management services organization.

Representation of a diversified healthcare services company in the negotiation of a joint venture to develop, build and operate a behavioral health facility.

Representation of a diversified healthcare company with respect to complex regulatory processes, including conversion statutes, certificate of need applications, state attorney general filings and approvals, and Hart-Scott-Rodino and other antitrust matters.

Representation of a healthcare business process services company in its minority equity investment in a business analytics company.

Representation of a healthcare business process services company in its acquisition of a population health management company.

Representation of a for-profit diversified healthcare services company in negotiations of revenue cycle management agreements and related equity arrangements.

Representation of an independent physician practice group and its related physician office management company, in their sale to a nonprofit hospital system.

Representation of privately held renal disease management company in its acquisition of a publicly held renal disease management company.

Named to "Texas Rising Stars," Law & Politics, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2010, 2011

Speaker, "Private Equity Investments in the Hospital Sector," 14th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference, February 22, 2017
Speaker, "Hospital and Policy – Understanding the Changing Role of the Hospital in the US Healthcare System: New Perspectives Investors Should Consider," 13th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference, February 23, 2016
Panelist, "Antitrust Update for Health Care Organizations," Hot Topics in Healthcare Litigation, ABA Litigation Section, May 15, 2015
Panelist, Current Trends in Healthcare M&A and Beyond, McGuireWoods Panel Program, April 9, 2015