Craig Smith serves as counsel to the full spectrum of healthcare and life sciences organizations with a focus on transactional and business matters including mergers and acquisitions, private equity deals and joint ventures. Craig frequently works with hospitals and health systems, physician groups, practice management companies, accountable care organizations (ACOs), ambulatory service centers (ASCs) and other providers to navigate the complex financial and regulatory issues that arise when executing deals in the highly regulatory healthcare landscape.

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  • Represented multiple physician groups in transactions with private equity backed purchasers*
  • Represented multiple physician groups and hospitals in physician-hospital integration transactions*
  • Represented multiple health systems in structuring and implementing service line co-management transactions*

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  • Chambers USA, 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law, 2009 – 2021


  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member
  • State Bar of Georgia, Health Law Section, Member
  • University Health Care System, former member of Executive Committee and Chair of Foundation, former member of Board of Trustees

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University of Georgia Law School, JD, magna cum laude with Honors, 1996
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, BA, magna cum laude, 1990