Transactions

Dynamic leaders in the business of healthcare, Nelson Hardiman understands the industry consolidation, new business models and other impactful changes driving healthcare transactions in key sectors. Our unmatched knowledge of industry issues informs our practical advice and innovative solutions, making Nelson Hardiman the go-to law firm for healthcare business ventures.

We counsel healthcare organizations that are national in scope and advise on compliance with California-specific requirements, such as the corporate practice of medicine and the Knox-Keene Act. We execute mergers and acquisitions, negotiate distressed financings and workouts, and advise on the formation, purchase, sale and licensing of healthcare businesses. Our purview encompasses securities matters including private placements, early round capital raising for startups, bond issuance and registration compliance. Our select group of healthcare attorneys are experienced in general business matters in the areas of antitrust, general corporate governance, nonprofit regulation, general commercial and real estate law. Our strategic thinking and cohesive attorney teams seamlessly empower our healthcare clients to achieve their business objectives.

The business and financial acumen of Nelson Hardiman’s Corporate Finance group help our healthcare and life sciences clients succeed in a competitive and evolving market. We have helped drive many next-generation healthcare ideas and initiatives to realization, and provided adept guidance to industry stalwarts, grounded in our firm grasp on corporate finance.

Known for our adept operational and turnaround guidance for hospitals and healthcare systems, we apply the same skillset to handling the corporate finance issues of other healthcare providers, professionals and start-ups. We blend our deep knowledge of corporate finance with a keen understanding of the trends for U.S. healthcare and life sciences companies to meet the financial needs of our clients.

Nelson Hardiman lawyers are turnaround agents who have advised on some of most complex restructurings and distressed financing transactions in healthcare today. We recently orchestrated one of the most dramatic hospital turnaround stories of the decade. Our team of healthcare attorneys have extensive experience with the full range of options to relieve financial distress, including corporate reorganizations, debt restructurings, bridge loans, asset-based lending, and other distressed financing options. We offer our clients an insider’s perspective on distressed financing strategies and solutions that create and preserve value.

In the highly regulated, increasingly consolidated healthcare industry, Nelson Hardiman has attracted national attention for transactional work with a strong focus on mergers and acquisitions. We play a key role in large hospital mergers and acquisitions, and are well versed in the underlying regulatory issues that often emerge in healthcare transactions.

The lawyers in our Transactional practice group represent healthcare organizations in complex mergers and acquisitions, drawing on their experience with hospital management, corporate finance and banking, and at large global law firms. Our clients include healthcare entities, life sciences and telehealth companies, and international investors seeking cross-border healthcare acquisitions. Some of the most discerning entities in healthcare turn to Nelson Hardiman for advice on structuring, negotiating, documenting and closing M&A deals.

Recognized leaders in pioneering healthcare and life sciences ventures, Nelson Hardiman launches businesses focused on innovation and next generation healthcare. Our seasoned attorneys deliver on cutting-edge ventures that present first-time challenges and require unique insights into the healthcare and life sciences industries. Deeply immersed in the transformation and the future of U.S. healthcare, we are uniquely positioned to advise start-up healthcare ventures on their business and regulatory needs.

The complex federal and state regulations that govern healthcare business operations make it essential to “kick the tires” on any new healthcare business launch. We apply our in-depth legal knowledge and experience to assess the regulatory issues inherent in new ventures, from Stark/Anti-Kickback concerns to compliance with telemedicine and Internet-based medical regulations. We blend a track record of successful start-ups with a focus on opportunities driven by healthcare transformation to provide problem-solving legal counsel and strategic support to healthcare entrepreneurs. Clients depend on Nelson Hardiman to tackle their business and regulatory risks head-on and turn their visions into realities.

Nelson Hardiman’s Private Investment Team is composed of top tier attorneys who specialize in the negotiation, documentation, and implementation of corporate and financial transactions.

The Healthcare Investor’s Primary Source

Nelson Hardiman is recognized as the primary source for healthcare and life sciences legal services with a proven understanding of how legal regulatory and business issues directly impact investment results. Our team advises private equity firms, hedge funds, and other private investor clients on all types of transactions and legal matters including but not limited to the formation of funds, platform acquisitions, add-on acquisitions, dividend recapitalizations, and realization transactions.

Here at Nelson Hardiman, our attorneys are focused on providing clients with top notch legal services, and the willingness not only to provide counsel, but to help solve genuine problems with realistic and effective solutions. Our main goal is to provide investors in today’s competitive marketplace with reliable, timely, and cost-effective counsel that will help them navigate issues unique to the healthcare and life sciences industry.

Unrivaled Experience

Our team members’ extensive backgrounds in healthcare/life sciences and finance range from operating a hospital through successful reorganization to managing a multi-million dollar hedge fund.

Their combined industry experience of over 30 years provides clients with a uniquely specialized service that goes beyond traditional legal practice as our attorneys have both the skill to advise on corporate and legal matters and the keen ability to understand and evaluate healthcare/life sciences investments, focusing on industry-specific technical, operational, and strategic policy issues including:

• Cannabis Federal and State Regulations • Privacy and Data Security
• Healthcare Reform • Healthcare Technology
• Aging Baby Boomer Population • Behavioral Health and The Opioid Crisis

We help companies forge strategic affiliations, including a few of our own. We are experts because we’ve done it all time and again. Our singular focus on the future of healthcare has led to these industry-changing strategic alliances:

Adaptive Health Capital
Founded by seasoned entrepreneurs and executives Harry Nelson and Rob Fuller, both Nelson Hardiman partners, the investment fund provides financial and strategic support to healthcare start-ups and catalyzes growth in mature healthcare organizations. We connect innovators and capital, and leading healthcare and life sciences companies drawn towards strategic growth, realizing a vision of Southern California as a hub of healthcare innovation investing.
www.adaptivehealthcapital.com

American Addiction Treatment Association
The American Addiction Treatment Association (AATA) establishes standards and best practices to help the industry comply with the evolving regulatory landscape. AATA’s cornerstone is timely education about the challenges facing addiction treatment facilities, programs and professionals, offering members a state-by-state toolkit for compliance.
www.addiction-tx.com

Compliagent
Compliagent is your partner in designing, managing, and maintaining a healthy regulatory compliance infrastructure and keeping healthcare data private and secure. Serving over one-hundred healthcare facilities, providers, and business associates, we proactively and cost-effectively mitigate compliance, data privacy, and data security risks, resulting in stronger organizations and improved long-term profitability.
http://www.compliagent.com/

MMLG
MMLG is the leading compliance consulting group specializing in navigating local and state licensing application processes for cannabis-related businesses.
www.mmlg.com