Business + Corporate

Corporate Governance

Our clients include for-profits, not-for-profits, and government agencies, and we have deep knowledge regarding the governance rules applicable to each of these organizations.  We provide corporate structuring advice in a variety of contexts, including to founders starting a new business, as well as industry leaders considering a restructuring or merger.  We also regularly advise boards and officers on fiduciary duties, and are often called upon to help resolve disputes involving stakeholders at all levels.

Insurance and Risk Management

We advise clients on a wide variety of insurance and risk management issues. Our work includes providing advice on insurance policy coverage issues and acting as advocates for our clients in disputes with insurance companies over disputed areas of coverage.

Internal Investigations

We help both public and private companies establish and maintain a comprehensive governance framework that allows directors and management to more effectively guide their organizations in an increasingly complex and interconnected global environment.

Joint Ventures

Joint venturing is often a key to sustaining a viable economic base. We specialize in joint ventures involving different physician groups, physicians and hospitals, and physician groups and other business entities including vendors of all types. Such transactions generally require not only a solid knowledge of traditional business and tax laws but also a sophisticated knowledge of the regulatory laws and statutes in the areas of Stark II and fraud and abuse. We have that knowledge base.

Mergers, Sales and Acquisitions

Our firm specializes in assisting clients considering or involved in a merger, sale, acquisition or other form of business reorganization. Given our size, we are able to work on virtually any size transaction, and our attorneys have negotiated the sale of hospital systems and health plans as well as solo practitioner practices.  Recent transactions have included the representation of large physicians practices in sales to private equity groups. These transactions often involve the interplay of a complex spectrum of regulatory laws, including antitrust, Stark II, fraud and abuse laws and California’s prohibition on the corporate practice of medicine.  

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