Joel C. Rush has a national practice that focuses on transactional and health care regulatory matters affecting health care companies, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic affiliations, and joint ventures. Joel serves principally as counsel to private equity funds, public and private companies, physician practices, hospitals, and strategic investors in connection with a wide range of transactional, regulatory and corporate structure and governance matters. Joel is able to leverage his transactional background and deep health regulatory experience to provide seamless legal counsel regarding the complex strategic and operational issues facing health care providers and investors.
Much of his practice is focused on working with private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in the health care services industry with respect to the corporate and regulatory aspects of complex transactions, with a particular focus on physician practice management platforms. On the sell-side, he has extensive experience representing physician practice groups in transactions with private equity sponsors and physician practice management companies. Joel also regularly counsels hospital and post-acute provider clients on transactional and regulatory matters, including strategic joint ventures and affiliations.
Represented Lindsay Goldberg, a New York-based private equity firm, as health care transactional counsel in its partnership with Women’s Care Florida, the leading multi-specialty provider of women’s health services in Florida. WCF has more than 230 providers and provides high-quality general OB/GYN services and sub-specialty care across 71 outpatient locations in 11 counties throughout Florida
Represented Fremont Realty Capital, a San Francisco-based real estate private equity business unit of the Fremont Group, the investment office of the Bechtel family, as health care transaction counsel in its acquisition of a 50 percent stake in Atria Senior Living, a leading operator of independent living, assisted living, supportive living and memory care communities in more than 200 locations in 28 states and seven Canadian provinces
Represented Tricenna, a New Jersey-based dermatology practice management company and portfolio company of The Riverside Company, a global private equity fund, as lead transaction counsel in multiple add-on acquisitions in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania
Represented Dermatology and Skin Surgery Centers, a Battle Creek, Michigan-based dermatology practice, as lead transaction counsel in its partnership with Dermatologists of Central States, a portfolio company of Sheridan Capital Partners
Represented Caring People, a leading CHAP-accredited home health care agency operating in New York, New Jersey and Florida as lead transaction counsel in its sale to Silver Oak Services Partners, an Illinois-based private equity fund
Represented Washington Radiology Associates, a Washington, DC, metro-based radiology practice, as lead transaction counsel in its partnership with Solis Mammography, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity, Boston, Massachusetts-based private equity firm
Represented Advent International, a global private equity firm, as health care transactional counsel in the acquisition of ATI Physical Therapy, a Chicago, Illinois-based physical therapy provider operating more than 500 clinics across the country
Represented the University of Maryland Medical System and its affiliates in connection with structuring and negotiating multiple strategic joint ventures, including urgent care centers and imaging centers
Represented Colony NorthStar, Inc., a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT), as health care regulatory counsel in various health care portfolio acquisitions, joint ventures and financings, including its $4.2 billion acquisition of the outstanding shares of NYSE-traded Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II and related financing
Represented NorthStar Healthcare Income, Inc., a non-traded public REIT, as health care regulatory counsel in various health care portfolio acquisitions, joint ventures and financings, including the acquisition and financing of a $639.3 million portfolio of continuing care retirement communities
Represented Harvest Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, as health care transactional counsel in the acquisitions of Athletico Physical Therapy, a Chicago, Illinois-based physical therapy provider, and subsequent add-on acquisition of Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers, creating one of the largest physical therapy providers in the Midwest with more than 330 locations in eight states
Represented Harvest Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, as health care transactional counsel in the recapitalization of VetCor Group Holdings Corp., a leading national operator of veterinary hospitals, managing 137 veterinary hospitals across 19 states
Represented the University of Maryland Medical System in its affiliation with Upper Chesapeake Health System, which includes the 185-bed Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, Maryland, and the 89-bed Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace, Maryland
Represented a private equity-backed anesthesia practice management company in the acquisition of several anesthesia physician practices
Served as lead transaction counsel for an insurance company in the acquisition of a managed care provider network
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