Healthcare Mergers, Acquisitions & Dispositions

Since 2005, we have represented healthcare clients in transactions with a combined value in excess of $136 billion. We provide regulatory counsel to 35 publicly traded healthcare companies and more than 200 businesses in the healthcare industry located throughout the United States.

We have represented hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, community-based and government-owned hospitals, long-term care providers, outpatient service providers, health plans and healthcare information technology companies in hundreds of healthcare M&A transactions. We also have extensive experience counseling venture capital, investment banking, and debt and equity financing sources, as well as management groups, from across the U.S.

Representing providers and non-providers, our attorneys have developed a thorough understanding of the legal and regulatory constraints affecting the healthcare industry. The industry engenders unique challenges in the areas of due diligence and evaluation of potential risks and liabilities. Due to the multidisciplinary teams we deploy for our clients, we bring a keen sensitivity to fraud and abuse and self-referral issues.

We routinely advise clients on:

  • Asset acquisitions.
  • Stock transactions.
  • Mergers and other business combinations, including transactions involving publicly traded companies.
  • Restructuring transactions.
  • Workout transactions involving financially distressed or bankrupt providers.
  • Joint ventures among healthcare providers.
  • Dispositions.
  • Representation of Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance in a business combination with Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics and Mid-Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic. Combined, the group will have 105 physicians and a staff of more than 800, with 27 locations in 17 counties serving patients from the Great Smoky Mountains in Sevierville to the Tennessee River in Waverly

    We represented Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance in a business combination with Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics and Mid-Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic. Combined,...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Southern Ear, Nose, and Throat and Allergy (SENTA) Partners, an ENT and allergy management services organization, in its affiliation with Piedmont Ear, Nose, Throat & Related Allergy, a medical and surgical ear, nose and throat practice based in Atlanta, Georgia

    We represented Southern Ear, Nose, and Throat and Allergy (SENTA) Partners, an ENT and allergy management services organization, in its...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Evolent Health, Inc. (NYSE: EVH), a health care company that delivers proven clinical and administrative solutions to payers and providers, in its sale of certain assets of Passport Health Plan, including Passport’s brand, operational and clinical infrastructure, and certain provider and vendor agreements, to Molina Healthcare, Inc.

    We represented Evolent Health, Inc. (NYSE: EVH), a health care company that delivers proven clinical and administrative solutions to payers...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Representation of Lineagen, Inc., a provider of molecular diagnostics services for individuals showing clinical presentations consistent with neurodevelopmental disorders, in its sale to Bionano Genomics, Inc. (Nasdaq: BNGO), a genome analysis company providing tools and services to scientists and clinicians conducting genetic research and patient testing, for $9.6 million

    We represented Lineagen, Inc., a provider of molecular diagnostics services for individuals showing clinical presentations consistent with neurodevelopmental disorders, in...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Synchronous Health, Inc., a behavioral health provider that combines telehealth and artificial intelligence, in its investment from Adventist Health a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 80 communities on the West Coast and Hawaii

    We represented Synchronous Health, Inc., a behavioral health provider that combines telehealth and artificial intelligence, in its investment from Adventist...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • We served as Tennessee regulatory counsel for Caregiver, Inc., a provider of community-based services and support to more than three thousand individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities across Texas, Tennessee, Indiana, and Ohio, in its recapitalization by WindRose Health Investors, LLC

    We served as Tennessee regulatory counsel for Caregiver, Inc., a provider of community-based services and support to more than three...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Forcura, LLC, a healthcare technology that facilitates continuity of care, in its sale to Accel-KKR, a Silicon Valley-based technology-focused private equity firm

    We represented Forcura, LLC, a healthcare technology that facilitates continuity of care, in its sale to Accel-KKR, a Silicon Valley-based...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Spring Fertility, a premier provider of fertility care in the United States backed by Wildcat Capital, in its acquisition of Genesis Fertility Centre, a Vancouver, British Columbia-based fertility clinic

    We represented Spring Fertility, a premier provider of fertility care in the United States backed by Wildcat Capital, in its...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS), the nation’s largest public provider of personal home care and support services, in its acquisition of A Plus Health Care, Inc., a provider of home care services, including personal care, private duty nursing, care management and medical staffing

    We represented Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS), the nation’s largest public provider of personal home care and support services, in...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Representation of SCP Eye Care Services in its acquisition of Coastal Eye Associates, a comprehensive ophthalmology physician practice group based in Texas

    We represented SCP Eye Care Services in its acquisition of Coastal Eye Associates, a comprehensive ophthalmology physician practice group based...
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    Client Type: Private Company
Wilmoth H. Baker, IV
Associate
Philip F. Berg
Senior Healthcare Attorney
Al Bright, Jr.
Member
Stefanie P. Carter
Associate
Meredith Edwards Collins
Associate
Krista Thornton Cooper
Senior Healthcare Attorney
David Cox
Member
J. Page Davidson
Member
Ali Deatherage
Associate
Kristin C. Dunavant
Counsel
Richard Eiler
Associate
Jeanne Marie Evans
Associate
Mallory Farrar
Associate
D. Lee Flaherty
Associate
Lara A. Flatau
Member
Mary Beth Fortugno
Member
Lauren M. Gaffney
Member
B. Riney Green
Member
Tabitha L. Green
Associate
Anna M. Grizzle
Member
Maleaka N. Guice
Associate
Jonathan T. Hasebe
Senior Corporate Attorney
Michael R. Hill
Member
S. Ryan Hoffman
Member
Angela Humphreys
Member
J. James Jenkins, Jr.
Member
Howard H. Lamar III
Member
Richard F. Mattern
Member
Amy Sanders Morgan
Associate
Elaine C. Naughton
Associate
Tatjana Paterno
Member
Frank M. Pellegrino
Member
Dawn Perez-Slavinski
Associate
Brianna R. Powell
Associate
Cynthia Y. Reisz
Member
Marc A. Rigsby
Associate
Angelique Salib
Associate
J. Paul Singleton
Associate
Danielle M. Sloane
Member
Lucas Ross Smith
Member
Page Minton Smith
Associate
Whitney Snow
Associate
Jamie Gordon Steakley
Associate
Greg Stevens
Senior Counsel
Ryan D. Thomas
Member
Nesrin Garan Tift
Member
Quyen Vo
Associate
Leigh Walton
Member
Nikki Wethington
Associate
Taylor K. Wirth
Associate

Our healthcare attorneys encompass the multitude of legal specialties necessary to service one of the largest, most highly regulated industries in the United States. We bring our multidisciplinary, team approach to our representation of the following sectors and facilities:

  • Academic medical centers.
  • Ambulatory surgery centers.
  • Behavioral health.
  • Cancer therapy.
  • Clinical laboratories.
  • Dermatology.
  • Diagnostic imaging.
  • Health plans, managed care companies and benefit management companies.
  • Healthcare information technology.
  • Home health.
  • Hospice.
  • Hospitals and health systems.
  • Life sciences.
  • Managed care.
  • Medical device.
  • Nonprofit providers.
  • Orthotics and prosthetics.
  • Pharmaceuticals and pharmacies.
  • Physician practices, outsourced physician services and management companies.
  • Private equity.
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).
  • Revenue cycle management.
  • Senior housing and long-term care.
  • Specialty pharmacy and pharmaceuticals.
  • Telemedicine.
  • Urgent and retail care clinics.
  • Wellness and disease management.