McDermott has a long-standing reputation as the market leader in representing health care providers across the United States, including nonprofit, for-profit and governmental hospitals and health care systems and large and small physician groups. Our work covers everything from transactions to serving as outside general counsel on both a full-scale and selective-issues basis. McDermott’s health lawyers draw on an unparalleled understanding of the health industry’s rapidly changing business, legal and regulatory terrain and apply our institutional knowledge to help clients develop and implement strategies and take advantage of commercial opportunities.
The market for mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures continues to grow exponentially, in part due to the Affordable Care Act’s changing payment models and the demand for providers to provide high-quality patient care, offer new-but-costly technologies and improve operating efficiencies. McDermott’s health care transactional lawyers help hospitals, health systems and other institutional providers move swiftly to capitalize on cutting-edge opportunities, while minimizing risks and maximizing the likelihood of success for patients, providers and investors. We advise clients on all elements of health industry transactions, from guiding the parties through a detailed and efficient due diligence, to evaluating sophisticated and nuanced tax, benefits, antitrust and health regulatory issues, and to negotiating strong, practical transaction documents.
Clients turn to McDermott’s health lawyers regularly to serve as outside general counsel. We counsel for-profit, nonprofit and faith-based clients on all aspects of health care investments, operations and regulatory matters. We can supplement a health care organization’s inside general counsel by providing accurate and timely legal advice for issues covering corporate governance, labor and employment needs related to medical staff, professional services, compliance with Medicare reimbursement regulations, fraud and abuse laws, Stark Law, HIPAA and data privacy, licensing and accreditation for the institution and professionals, and tax-exemption matters.
Working in concert across the firm, we provide clients coordinated, cross-disciplinary counsel in key areas, including tax, labor, employment and employee benefits, trial and intellectual property.