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.
Paul serves as lead counsel on high-profile, multi-facility acute care hospital acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures, nationally and regionally, as well as a variety of smaller health care services company transactions designed to address the strategic positioning needs of clients.
Paul’s unique focus on mergers and acquisitions in the health care industry has given him the edge that is critical to the successful negotiation, documentation and closing of health industry transactions, including the ability to advise clients on the current trends and customs. He regularly helps clients navigate health care regulatory issues that arise in such transactions.
Paul also advises clients in connection with general corporate matters, general business transactions and the development and negotiation of complex contractual arrangements.
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
Represented hospital systems that have acquired one or more nonprofit community hospitals throughout the country, some of which have involved complex joint venture or long-term affiliation arrangements and others that have involved a complex state attorney general approval process
Represented a private equity firm in connection with its acquisition of a majority interest in a company that provides lithotripsy services in multiple states
Represented a client in connection with a joint venture to arrange for access to behavioral health care services
Represented a client in connection with an affiliation and strategic alliance with a large, multi-specialty medical group
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