Paul F. Lawrence advises companies in the health care services industry on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, affiliations, dispositions and complex business transactions.

Paul has developed particular, in-depth knowledge in the representation of hospitals, health systems, pharmacy companies, dialysis companies, private equity firms and governmental and quasi-governmental bodies in the acquisition and divestiture of health care services-related businesses and business lines. These include asset transfers, and stock, merger, joint venture, lease and other affiliation transactions.

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  • Represented a client in connection with the sale of a substantial ownership interest in its large regional hospital, including the negotiation and documentation of a joint venture between a nonprofit/tax-exempt organization and a for-profit hospital system for hospital and outpatient services
  • Represented a hospital system in its divestiture of two large, nonprofit, religiously affiliated community hospitals
  • Represented a national for-profit hospital system in its acquisition of a six-hospital, nonprofit system

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  • The Best Lawyers in America 2010 to 2019, Health Care Law
  • Chambers USA 2010 to 2018
  • Nightingale’s Healthcare News 2004, 2008
  • BTI Client Service All-Stars 2012


Harvard Law School, JD, 1991
University of California – Los Angeles, BA, summa cum laude, 1988


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