Hinshaw offers a broad range of experience in healthcare-related transactions, including structuring and negotiating mergers, acquisitions and sales involving hospitals and hospital systems, clinics, skilled nursing facilities and adult day health centers, and structuring and negotiating sales and purchases of physician practices and other healthcare providers, from imaging centers, surgery centers and medical spas to durable medical equipment companies and laboratories.

By working with attorneys from the firm's various practices that are applicable to the specific transaction, we provide a complete range of transactional services for our clients, including review, evaluation and negotiation. The types of transactions, organizations, and issues we have experience with include:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Joint ventures and partnerships
  • Integrated delivery system development
  • Contract and document negotiation and drafting
  • Management service organizations and practice management companies
  • Debt and equity financing
  • Hospital and medical office building development, leasing and acquisition

Getting the Deal Done Right

Hinshaw's health care attorneys assist clients with due diligence and address compliance issues that can arise during the course of a healthcare transaction to reduce the likelihood of issues from becoming problematic. We assist in arranging appropriate financing or strategic partnerships, and in private placement and public offerings. Hinshaw advises on acquisitions and divestitures of health care entities—including managed care organizations—on joint ventures between institutions and practice groups, and on corporate restructuring.

Using a coordinated, multidisciplinary legal team staffed appropriately to the size and nature of the transaction, we work closely with representatives of the client in negotiating and preparing all of our client's operational documents, including: confidentiality agreements; letters of intent and term sheets; due diligence information requests; definitive agreements and related agreements, such as executive and physician/midlevel employment agreements, restrictive covenants, real estate purchase or lease agreements, and vendor contracts; all tailored to meet the mission and business objectives of the client.

Leveraging Many Perspectives to Benefit Our Clients

Depending on the type of transaction, our health care attorneys draw on the experience and expertise of other Hinshaw attorneys to appropriately analyze and structure transactions, bringing the matter to successful resolution whenever possible and assisting our clients in meeting their business objectives. Multidisciplinary transactional teams may include Hinshaw attorneys with experience in real estate, environmental, tax, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, business and commercial transactions, public financing antitrust and trade regulation, and other areas as necessary.

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