Gary B. Gertler - McDermott Will & Emery


Gary B. Gertler represents hospitals, health care systems, managed care organizations, multi-specialty and single specialty medical groups, health care companies, ancillary management companies and other health care providers. He focuses on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, strategic affiliations, private equity and debt transactions, hospital-affiliated group practices, joint ventures and syndications and health care regulatory and corporate matters. Gary previously served as the managing partner of the Los Angeles office.

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  • Served as lead transaction counsel for a private for-profit hospital system’s acquisition and conversion of a nonprofit five-hospital health care system
  • Served as lead transaction counsel in representing a publicly traded hospital system in its acquisition of 12 separate group practices (each between seven and 23 physicians) over a three-year period
  • Served as lead transaction counsel for an esoteric clinical laboratory in connection with restructuring its governance, and preparing a private placement memorandum (PPM) that raised $71.1 million for a private equity-owned radiation oncology management company through the sale of additional equity interests

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  • The Legal 500 United States, praised as arguably the “most practical, knowledgeable legal advisor in healthcare,” 2015 to 2018
  • Chambers USA, 2007 to 2010, 2013 to 2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Healthcare Law, Los Angeles, 2011 to 2024
  • BTI Consulting Group, Client Service All-Star, 2023

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  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • California Society of Healthcare Attorneys


University of Southern California – Gould School of Law, JD, 1986
University of California – Los Angeles, MPH, 1983
University of California – Los Angeles, BS, 1982


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