Healthcare

The healthcare industry is one of the most highly regulated industries in the United States at both the state and federal level and the legal regulations and industry standards change rapidly.

GDCR’s healthcare experience includes advising medical practices of all sizes, large hospital groups, medical IT companies, imaging centers and senior living and nursing home facilities. GDCR attorneys understand of the unique issues facing healthcare companies and work closely with clients in all sectors of the healthcare industry to provide practical and effective legal and business solutions.

Our industry knowledge allows us to structure transactions and relationships to meet our client’s strategic business goals and comply with state and federal healthcare laws. Our attorneys have extensive experience assisting business owners and healthcare companies to select, form and manage appropriate business entities and implement upon complex business plans. Our experience includes effective corporate governance, regulatory and financial controls, employment agreements and handbooks, documenting contractual and other business relationships and negotiating, drafting and executing on joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and other business relationships.

We also provide our clients with creative solutions and business advice for complying with the myriad of complex healthcare laws and regulations, including the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law, other federal and state referral laws, Georgia Certificate of Need matters, HIPAA and HITECH Act compliance, Medicare and Medicaid regulations and the Georgia Medical Practice Act, among others.

Notable Client Highlights

  • Represented major regional not-for-profit hospital system in connection with employment, contractual, commercial real estate acquisition and development and zoning matters.
  • Represented owners of multiple MRI and CIT-imaging centers in the $20 million-dollar sale to a major regional, not-for-profit hospital system.

  • Represented multiple physician practices in connection with permitting, acquisition, development and sale of ambulatory surgical centers.

  • Represented sellers in connection with $40-plus million sale of their specialty pharmacy business to a publicly traded Fortune 500 pharmacy corporation.

  • Represented owners of assisted living facilities in multiple sale and leaseback transactions with multi-billion dollar, publicly traded REITs, in excess of $50 million dollars.

  • Represented start-up companies and investors in healthcare technology companies, including software developers, technology providers and investors and developers of new medical devices and equipment in all aspects of business and operations.

  • Represented leading medical device testing and accreditation company in negotiating exclusive provider agreement with one of the world’s leading manufacturers of healthcare equipment.

  • Represented buyers and sellers in connection with purchases and sales of durable medical equipment distributors in strategic transactions ranging from $1 million to $15 million.