Kerrin B. Slattery maintains a diverse transactional practice focused on the representation of hospitals and health systems, as well as other health industry providers and investors across the country.
Kerrin has significant experience in all aspects of health industry transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, affiliations, joint ventures and system restructurings involving nonprofit hospitals and health systems, academic medical centers, post-acute providers, large medical groups and other health care providers. She also advises health industry clients on accountable-care strategies and hospital-physician integration initiatives. Kerrin manages large-scale transactions, often involving experienced practitioners throughout the Firm with unique health industry knowledge, including in antitrust, employee benefits, environmental, executive compensation, information technology and data privacy, certificate of need, real estate, fraud and abuse, and white collar.
In addition, Kerrin regularly advises her health industry clients on corporate and regulatory compliance matters, including licensure, fraud and abuse laws, accreditation, and other state and federal regulations uniquely applicable to health care entities. She also works with numerous Catholic health care organizations and non-Catholic organizations in the unique structuring and operational issues related to the intersection of corporate and Canon laws governing Catholic sponsored entities.
Clients and sources say she
Is “very oriented to problem solving and client service” — Chambers USA 2014
Brings “creativity and problem solving skills” to her “excellent” representation of providers and investors in the health care sector — Chambers USA 2016
Has “broad expertise in healthcare, M&A, and joint venture transactions. She can put us in touch with the right people” — Acritas 2018
Is “very responsible and practical, while also being a tenacious advocate for client interests. She’s also an excellent drafts person and problem solver” — Acritas 2018
At the Firm, Kerrin served as the partner-in-charge of the Health Industry Advisory Group in Chicago from 2009 to 2014. Kerrin has also served as an adjunct professor of law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Served as transaction counsel to a large academic medical center in the Northeastern United States in connection with multiple strategic hospital and physician practice acquisitions
Served as transaction counsel to a health system in the Northeastern United States in connection with its affiliation with a larger, regional health system, securing critical post-closing commitments from the new system
Served as transaction counsel to two large health systems in connection with the combination of the systems through the creation of a super parent, resulting in a health care system with more than $3 billion in revenue, 13 hospitals, dozens of ancillary health care businesses and more than 20,000 employees
Served as lead counsel to a Midwestern academic medical center in its acquisition of a general acute care hospital, including its commitment to develop and construct a replacement hospital
Advised a publicly traded physician practice management company in connection with hospital joint ventures
Served as lead counsel for a long-term acute-care hospital in its acquisition of another acute-care hospital and related partnership restructuring
Assisted a large health system in restructuring multiple, complex physician arrangements to better achieve goals of the system and physician parties
Represented a nonprofit hospital in connection with a physician integration transaction whereby the regional health system simultaneously acquired the assets of multiple physician groups and several ancillary businesses, and employing physicians in a newly formed nonprofit, tax-exempt affiliate
Served as lead counsel for a large, nonprofit health system in the divestiture of two hospitals and related outpatient services to affiliates of a Nashville-based hospital company
Represented a nonprofit health system in a whole-hospital joint venture with a large publicly trade hospital company
Served as lead counsel to several prominent nonprofit health systems in successfully structuring equity-model joint ventures with physician investors for various clinical services
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