Facilitating Successful Health Care Transactions

Regulatory and compliance issues within the health care industry add levels of complexity to transactions that might be considered run-of-the-mill in any other field. Furthermore, within the health care arena, an error made during a transaction can jeopardize much more than the transaction itself. It can jeopardize practice or facility operations, as well as individual licenses and careers. In the most serious cases, an error can even lead to criminal charges or exclusion from participation in Medicare or Medicaid. That is why it is critical to select a lawyer who is not only well-versed in transactional law, but who understands the rules that govern doctors, physicians practices, hospitals and other health care organizations.

Decades Of Health Law Experience

At Daniels, Porco & Lusardi, LLP, our attorneys have decades of experience providing health care law services to clients in the Hudson Valley and throughout New York and Connecticut. We have been included in U.S. News & World Report's 2015 list of best law firms in health care law (U.S. News & World Report Health Care Tier1 New York City 2015) and are well-known for our representation in this area of law.

In the health care transactions space, we represent hospitals, physicians, physician practices, ambulatory surgery centers, nursing homes, diagnostic and treatment centers, home health agencies, durable medical equipment (DME) companies, clinical networks, billing companies, practice management companies, medical device vendors and suppliers, physician assistants, licensed nurse practitioners, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, psychologists, social workers and other medical professionals.

Transactions that we serve include employment agreements, medical directorship agreements, joint venture arrangements, operating agreements, buy-sell agreements, shareholder agreements, affiliation and clinical integration arrangements, practice and facility formation and restructuring, tax exempt bond financing, traditional, lender financing, managed care contracts, billing and practice management agreements, equipment and personnel leasing and/or supply agreements and real estate sales and leases.

Our legal services include providing guidance to either party when a doctor is joining a health care facility as a partner, shareholder, member or employee. We guide parties through issues such as the purchase or sale of a practice, obtaining and maintain tax exempt status as a 501(c)(3) organization and practice succession planning.

We regularly draft, review and negotiate all other contracts within the health care field, including:

  • Professional Service Agreements, including exclusive and nonexclusive hospital or group practice agreements
  • Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Shareholder, Partnership and Operating Agreements
  • Employment Agreements
  • Vendor agreements including licensing agreements for electronic health records and high-tech hardware, software and medical equipment
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Management and billing service agreements
  • Managed care contracts
  • Real estate and construction contracts
  • Real Property and Equipment Leases

The First Step Toward A Successful Transaction

We will carefully review the transactional issue against your short- and long-term goals to ensure that nothing is overlooked in the process. Call our office at 845-350-2837. You can also contact us by email.