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Meredith Edwards Collins

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7823 TEL
(615) 248-2935 FAX
  • Meredith Edwards Collins

    Associate

    Nashville
    (615) 742-7823 TEL
    (615) 248-2935 FAX
  • Healthcare companies, private equity groups and venture funds benefit from Meredith Edwards Collins' analysis and advice as they navigate the regulatory risks associated with mergers, acquisitions, investments and divestitures within the healthcare industry. Working with clients ranging from hospitals, to medical device manufacturers and specialty pharmaceutical companies, Meredith finds innovative solutions within the healthcare space.

    Meredith's experience involves numerous transactions that require complex analysis and innovative solutions. She is focused on achieving the most favorable outcome while protecting the clients' business interests through compliance with healthcare laws.

    Healthcare companies, private equity groups and venture funds benefit from Meredith Edwards Collins' analysis and advice as they navigate the regulatory risks associated with mergers, acquisitions, investments and divestitures within the healthcare industry. Working with clients ranging from hospitals, to medical device manufacturers and specialty pharmaceutical companies, Meredith finds innovative solutions within the healthcare space.

    Meredith's experience involves numerous transactions that require complex analysis and innovative solutions. She is focused on achieving the most favorable outcome while protecting the clients' business interests through compliance with healthcare laws.

    Meredith also has significant experience in life sciences and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) related issues, making her a sought-after resource by both the healthcare group and clients, particularly within the specialty pharmacy/pharmaceutical space. Her practice involves:

    • Mergers & Acquisitions – Advising clients, both provider and supplier side, through a broad range of transaction arrangements including:
      • Mergers, acquisitions, syndications, joint ventures and strategic investment opportunities. 
      • Drafting of purchase agreements and ancillary transaction documents.
      • Analysis of physician relationships and other due diligence matters.
      • Assisting with the coordination of private equity investments, venture capital and growth equity financing and recapitalizations.
    • Contracting, Regulatory & Operational Matters – Providing regulatory analysis and advice on operational impacts including: 
      • Review and application of FDA rules and regulations.
      • Facilitation and review of clinical research arrangements.
      • Review and negotiation of agreements between large physician groups and medical device manufacturers.
      • Review and negotiation of agreements related to the shift toward physician/hospital integration.
      • Representation of hospitals and physician practices regarding fraud and abuse, physician self-referral and fee-splitting issues, including structuring physician financial arrangements and compensation methodologies.

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    American Bar Association, Section on Health Law

    American Health Lawyers Association, Life Sciences Practice Group

    Nashville Health Care Council's Leadership Health Care

    Belmont Inn of Court, Founding Member

    The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI), Editorial Advisory Board

     

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