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Health Care Transactions

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Rankings & Honors

  • Ranked in New York and Massachusetts for Healthcare in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Ranked nationally in Legal 500 USA Industry focus: Healthcare
  • Ranked nationally in U.S. News/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in Health Care Law and received metropolitan rankings in Health Care Law in Albany, Boston, New York City and Rhode Island
  • Ranked nationally by Modern Healthcare—Largest Healthcare Law Firm
  • Best Lawyers in America in the field of Health Care law
  • Super Lawyers in the area of Health Care law
  • Recognized by the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section in its first Annual Regional Law Firm Recognition Program


We leverage our broad transactional experience and deep industry knowledge to help our clients overcome the challenges involved in health care transactions.

Our Approach

Increased demand for cost effective health care continues to drive consolidation in the industry. We deliver innovative solutions, add value and close the deal.

Whether it takes the form of a merger, acquisition, joint venture or other similar transaction, our multidisciplinary resources clear the regulatory hurdles, including corporate practice of medicine prohibitions, Medicare and Medicaid issues, HIPAA, Stark Laws and anti-kickback compliance.

Mergers & Acquisitions

We represent clients on all sides of health care M&A transactions, often working beyond the terms of the actual acquisition and post-closing matters. We solve general labor and employment issues; develop plans for hiring and retaining employees; create compensation plans; and review anti-kickback and self-referral issues, employee handbooks and policies.

Joint Ventures

We develop structures to ensure flexibility and independence for health care providers who participate in joint ventures. We focus on all health-related business transactions, including hospital/physician joint ventures, establishment of retail health clinics and medi-spas and development and structuring of ancillary service providers, such as ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs).

Physician Transactions/Physician Practice Management (PPM) Companies

We advise physicians on the formation and operation of professional practice groups, independent practice associations (IPAs), physician/hospital organizations (PHOs) and management service organizations (MSOs). We also negotiate and enforce contracts with managed care organizations and PPM companies.

Private Equity & Investment Funds

We minimize risk and maximize potential for investments in health care and related industries. We fully represent middle-market institutional investors as well as private equity funds and their portfolio companies.


We address the tax issues that arise in health care businesses, from the day-to-day operation to transactions, including tax-free reorganizations, spin-offs, acquisitions and dispositions, installment, sales, recapitalizations, joint ventures and international transactions.


We regularly prepare and handle filings under Hart-Scott-Rodino laws to avoid litigation and governmental challenge of transactions and successfully represent a number of provider networks under FTC investigations.


We create effective debt restructuring and workout plans that address the specific needs, history and role in the community of health care entities considering reorganization or seeking to maximize value and reduce exposure in a bankruptcy case.

We work with

  • Ambulatory surgery centers
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Billing companies
  • Dialysis companies
  • Durable medical equipment manufacturers
  • Health plans
  • Health systems
  • Home health care companies
  • Imaging companies
  • Management service organizations
  • Medi-spas
  • Nonprofit and for-profit hospital organizations
  • Nursing homes
  • Pharmacies
  • Physician practices
  • Physician practice management companies
  • Private equity firms
  • Publicly traded corporations
  • Retail health clinics
  • RHIOs

Media Clips

  • J.H. Whitney Acquires Pediatric Services Holding Corporation
    The Deal | March 25, 2015
    Nixon Peabody is noted among J.H. Whitney Capital Partners’ legal counsel in this article on the private equity firm’s acquisition of Pediatric Services Holding Corp, the parent company of PSA Healthcare.
  • Dealmakers
    Daily Journal | November 20, 2014
    Los Angeles Health Care partner Jill Gordon and associate Daniel Eliav and Los Angeles Private Equity & Investment Funds partner Matt Grazier and associate Stephen Reil’s representation of Apollo Medical Holdings is noted in this coverage of Apollo’s launch of a new subsidiary—Apollo Palliative Services, a source for hospice, palliative and home health services.




Health Care Transactions