Kutak Rock’s national healthcare attorneys have served for-profit and not-for-profit hospital corporations and healthcare systems, physician groups, pharmacies, and skilled nursing facilities as lead transaction counsel through all phases of mergers, acquisitions and affiliations, ranging from joint venture arrangements to acquisitions of physician-owned clinics to major mergers of healthcare systems.
Using the deep experience of our attorneys across the nation, Kutak Rock provides a complete spectrum of legal services for our healthcare clients, assuring a smooth transition of ownership with regard to taxation, licensure, accreditation, regulatory compliance, employment and employee benefits matters. We help our clients navigate the entire process, from the initial bidding, through due diligence, negotiation and structuring of the deal, preparation of transaction documents, issuance of federal and state regulatory notices, transfers of necessary accreditation and all closing and post-closing tasks.
Kutak Rock has significant experience in structuring joint ventures between healthcare providers, including joint venture work in more than 40 states. Our experience includes both clinical ventures between hospitals and physicians, such as imaging and surgery center joint ventures, as well as broader service line and/or whole hospital ventures. We also represent providers in the structuring of “provider-based” joint ventures involving either a single campus-based service line (e.g., cardiac services) or service lines on multiple hospital campuses.