The Arnall Golden Gregory Change of Ownership (CHOW) team leads all regulatory aspects of healthcare transactions for investors, operators, managers, capital partners, and developers of all sizes and in all 50 states. To date, the CHOW team has served as primary regulatory counsel in transactions valued at more than $25 billion.
Our healthcare lawyers represent clients in CHOW matters, including asset and stock transactions, mergers, restructurings, and other organizational changes, and serve as lead regulatory counsel on many of the largest and most complicated healthcare transactions in the country. These transactions involve providers across the continuum of care and include nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities (SNF), assisted living facilities (ALF), continuing care retirement communities (CCRC), hospitals, home health agencies, hospices, behavioral health and developmental disabilities providers, pharmacies, laboratories, ambulatory surgery centers, physician groups, and more.
We coordinate all regulatory aspects of healthcare transactions and interact with regulators to help our clients accomplish their goals. We counsel privately-owned and publicly-traded companies of all sizes, private equity investors, REITs, developers of healthcare facilities, and management companies to resolve regulatory issues and find creative solutions to potential issues that arise during due diligence. Whether structuring transactions to expedite closings, planning ahead to minimize cash flow disruption, simplifying disclosures related to complex ownership structures, facilitating change of ownership processes, or advising on change of ownership guidelines, we streamline the regulatory process.
The CHOW team helps our clients obtain certificates of need, licensure, Medicare and Medicaid certification, MCO enrollment, and managed care credentialing. We also perform all regulatory due diligence, counsel on CARES Act Provider Relief Funding, review, revise, and negotiate operations transfer agreements (OTAs) and all other transaction documents, and prepare and submit post-closing regulatory filings to ensure compliance with federal and state law and minimize regulatory risk for our clients. Our experience in the industry ranges from single-facility purchases and sales to many of the largest multi-state, multiple service-line transactions.