The lawyers of McGuireWoods’ healthcare team have extensive experience representing for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals and other healthcare institutions in major corporate transactions, including affiliations, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. The cross-functional nature of our healthcare practice allows us to provide comprehensive representation on the full range of issues that play a role in any given transaction, including antitrust, tax, securities, labor and employment, executive compensation, and related laws and regulations.
Our clients include ambulatory surgery centers, academic medical centers, long-term acute care hospitals, specialty hospitals, hospital departments, multi-hospital systems and other health systems, and community and rural hospitals. We also have experience in acquiring and divesting medical practices, managed care plans, physician practice management companies, and other healthcare systems. We regularly advise clients in planning and implementing a wide range of joint ventures involving hospital-hospital and physician-hospital service providers, professional office buildings, diagnostic centers, renal dialysis facilities, managed care organizations and senior housing.
We work closely with clients and their other advisors to organize and analyze relevant due diligence; identify business, operational and legal problems; and develop solutions addressing those needs. Our healthcare corporate, finance and securities lawyers help clients explore and implement financing arrangements; comply with and obtain appropriate clearance under tender offer, registration, proxy and other securities law requirements; identify and resolve other potential legal problems (employee benefits, environmental, liability exposure, real estate, and governmental and other consent or approval issues); and negotiate and draft related agreements, including technology licensing and other technology-sharing agreements and documentation.
We have developed specific experience representing clients in transactions involving elder care and law, acquisitions and divestitures of physician practices within managed care plans and other healthcare systems, bankruptcy and reorganizations, healthcare contracting, and other general corporate matters.