Healthcare Business Transactions

Healthcare Business Transactions

Business transactions involving healthcare providers and facilities often raise unique issues. At Cooper & Riesterer, we combine our in-depth knowledge of the healthcare industry and the intricate and ever-changing regulatory framework that governs it with our extensive experience with traditional business transactions and operational considerations in assisting clients in structuring their business relationships in compliance with federal and state regulations, including licensing requirements, fraud and abuse laws, and referral and reimbursement constraints.

We represent healthcare providers in a wide variety of business transactions, including acquisition, sale, joint venture, franchising, and other transactions. Among other things, our healthcare business attorneys provide advice on:

  • Entity structure and formation
  • Due diligence
  • Corporate governance
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Employment issues
  • Billing, payment, and reimbursement issues
  • Licensure and certification
  • Contract drafting, review, and negotiation
  • Business associate agreements
  • Management service contracts
  • Real estate matters
  • Partnership agreements
  • Buyout agreements
  • Lease agreements
  • Formation for professional business entities
  • Vendor and supplier agreements
Employment Contract Review

We combine our healthcare and business expertise to safeguard our client's best interests in in drafting and reviewing employment contracts, either for employers or prospective employees.

We draft and review contracts, resolve contract disputes, and can address a wide variety of concerns relating to healthcare employment contracts, including:

  • Compensation package negotiation
  • Physician restrictive covenants (non-compete contracts)
  • Access to medical billing records in order to adequately defend against potential government investigations, payor audits, or other third-party claims
  • Limitations  on liability arising from recovery of overpayments by a third-party payor
  • Malpractice insurance and tail coverage

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your healthcare business or employment needs.

Contact Cooper & Riesterer today: 810.227.3103

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