Epstein Becker Green attorneys regularly structure, negotiate, document and assist in implementing complex business transactions for health care companies. Such transactions include: acquisition and divestiture of a wide variety of regulated and non-regulated health care companies; joint ventures; affiliations, including non-profit/for profit health care entity affiliations; conversions of non-profit health care entities to for-profit health care entities; the creation of licensed health care entities; creation of management services organizations; commercial lending transactions involving health care entities, including advice concerning securitization issues and venture capital transactions; and private placements and public offerings of securities.
In addition, as one of the prominent health care law firms in the country, Epstein Becker Green is often asked to work alongside regular corporate counsel to provide specific health care advice when a client is considering or is engaged in a transaction that may involve or require examination of health care issues. The Firm's involvement in such transactions may include the conduct of health care due diligence, review of and/or creation of documentation to address particular health care issues and compliance "audits."
Since complex transactional work requires an examination of many issues, the Firm's transactional health care attorneys work closely with other Firm attorneys in a variety of disciplines; including the areas of taxation (both for profit and non-profit), ERISA, securities, real estate, labor and employment, antitrust, reimbursement (including Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse), physician self referral, government contracts and state regulation, and licensure. Such close interaction helps to ensure that all relevant issues have been examined, the client has been appropriately advised and protected, and the transaction has been concluded in the most efficient and effective manner.
Epstein Becker Green provides complete support of the transactional aspects of health care organizations, including:
- Structuring, negotiation, documentation and implementation of complex health care transactions
- Analysis of applicable federal and state statutes governing transactional options
- Advice regarding transaction options to governing boards
- Coordination of due diligence reviews
- Conversion from non-profit to for profit status and affiliations between non-profit and for profit entities
- Representation in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and financings