Bradley’s mergers and acquisitions practice is an essential partner with healthcare providers across the nation. Our Healthcare Practice Group combines extensive knowledge of the industry with an in-depth understanding of our clients’ operations.
Among our clients are some of the largest hospital companies, surgery center companies, dialysis providers, rehab providers, imaging companies, and health systems in the country. We also represent long term care providers, behavioral health organizations, and healthcare information and technology companies. Our attorneys work with these clients to develop their business strategies and are responsible for structuring, negotiating, and closing mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and restructurings, along with handling complex state and federal regulatory matters. We have assisted our clients in acquiring both single facilities and hospital systems with multiple facilities across the country.
Bradley’s Healthcare Joint Ventures practice features a multidisciplinary team of business and healthcare attorneys with specific experience in corporate, tax, tax exemption, and various regulatory fields. We have extensive experience in counseling clients on the formation of both ancillary joint ventures – such as surgery centers, imaging centers, and sleep centers – and whole-hospital joint ventures.
Our attorneys assist with the preparation of offering memoranda, partnership agreements, operating agreements, leases, management agreements, development agreements, and other documents needed in the context of joint venture formation. Our team has experience with all areas of law required for syndicated joint ventures, including federal and state securities laws, healthcare regulatory laws, corporate and business laws, and tax laws. We also assist clients with issues involving governance, fraud, and abuse such as the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law, and state anti-kickback and self-referral issues, as well as reimbursement, including under-arrangement billing and provider-based issues.
Our practice includes experienced antitrust counsel, who provide advice to providers on hospital joint venture formations and operations with other providers and health systems, such as issues with Copperweld compliance and attainment of financial integration or clinical integration. Our tax attorneys are highly skilled in working with joint ventures involving tax-exempt organizations and academic medical centers, including exemption and unrelated business income tax (UBIT) issues that arise in joint venture transactions.