Jerome (Jerry) B. Tichner focuses his practice on representing hospitals and health systems in transactional matters, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, affiliations and dispositions. He also devotes a significant portion of his practice to representing private equity firms and their platform companies with respect to the acquisition and divestiture of health care-related companies and assets. In recent years, Jerry has led or played a leading role in transactions involving the purchase, sale or affiliation of more than 35 hospitals nationally.

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  • Representation of a non-profit Catholic health system with respect to its sale of six hospitals and affiliated assets to a private-equity funded for profit health care system and the subsequent representation of the for-profit system in its acquisition of multiple other hospitals
  • Representation of multiple private equity clients with respect to their respective acquisition of assets of, and ownership interests in, sub-acute health care providers (e.g., behavioral health providers, hospice providers) in multiple states
  • Representation of private equity clients with respect to health care issues related to credit/financing agreement

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  • Chambers USA 2013 to 2021, Healthcare-Massachusetts, where he “…is praised for his transactional expertise. One client states that his knowledge of mergers is ‘encyclopedic’”
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2019 to 2022, Health Care Law
  • The Legal 500 US 2015
  • American Health Lawyers Association national Pro Bono Champion (2012 to 2016)


  • Families for Depression Awareness, board chair
  • Boston Bar Association, Health Law Communications Committee, co-chair (2013 to 2015)


Boston University School of Law, JD, 1998
University of Rochester, BA, 1993