Lara A. Flatau


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Lara Flatau’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions as well as regulation, compliance and operational issues for healthcare companies. She provides counsel to a variety of clients in the healthcare industry, including hospitals, skilled nursing, behavioral health, acute care and long-term care facilities, home healthcare agencies, physician practice management companies and healthcare information technology companies, among others.

Her practice includes:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions – Providing counsel in a variety of business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, combinations and dispositions of hospitals, outpatient service providers and other healthcare companies; conducting due diligence and analysis of joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions from a business and healthcare regulatory perspective; analyzing regulatory requirements and operational impacts related to the purchase and sale of healthcare facilities.
  • Contracting, Regulatory & Operational – Advising clients on regulatory matters, including licensure and issues related to the corporate practice of medicine; assisting clients with various operational agreements, including physician employment and recruitment agreements.

Lara is active in various healthcare organizations including the Nashville Health Care Council and Leadership Health Care.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Lara practiced at Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert & Manner, P.C.


Nashville Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association

American Bar Association

Nashville Health Care Council — Leadership Health Care, Membership and Marketing Committee (2014-2015)

American Health Law Association (AHLA)