Krista Thornton Cooper


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Krista Cooper advises various healthcare providers including physician practice management companies, hospitals and health systems on the transactional and operational aspects of their business. She helps clients identify the impact of joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and other transactions on their business objectives and strategic goals. In addition, clients rely on Krista for critical regulatory, compliance and operational guidance. Recently, she assisted a major, publicly traded health system with the on boarding of all new physician acquisitions and advised a variety of physician practice management companies through the nuanced issues pertaining to certain sectors including ophthalmology, telehealth, oncology, dermatology and fertility.

Krista’s practice involves:

  • Transactions – Representing physician practice management companies, health systems and investors in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic partnerships.
  • Regulatory Matters – Advising on complex regulatory matters, including issues related to the Stark and Anti-Kickback Laws as well as state laws regarding fee splitting, corporate practice of medicine and licensure.
  • Compliance and Administrative Proceedings – Counseling clients with respect to Medicare and Medicaid audits and related appeals.
  • Operational Contracts – Drafting physician agreements, professional services agreements and other arrangements related to healthcare operations.


American Health Law Association (AHLA)

Nashville Health Care Council — Leadership Health Care