LKC offers a dedicated team of attorneys that devote a substantial portion of their practices to serving clients in every sector of the health care industry. We strive to be trusted advisors and fully understand the unique relationships that exist between today’s providers, patients, payers, and regulators. LKC attorneys are experienced in a wide range of transactions, compliance, and dispute resolution matters involving the growing and dynamic healthcare business sector. We seek creative solutions to the difficult issues our clients face, while deploying the resources of our integrated firm with a strategic combination of big-picture perspective and industry-specific technical and tactical knowledge.
LKC attorneys have significant experience assisting hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, physician groups, senior living, and long-term care facilities, wellness companies, medical device manufacturers, and various healthcare facilities, vendors, and business entities on transactions, litigation, government investigations/audits, enforcement actions, and corporate and regulatory healthcare issues. Our attorneys also offer valuable expertise regarding compliance reviews and risk assessments, Medicare and Medicaid payment issues, and in advocacy before the House, Senate, Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid, Food & Drug Administration and other executive branch agencies.
Real Estate Healthcare Facilities
LKC attorneys assist hospitals, healthcare systems, physician groups, developers, senior living, and long-term care facilities, investors, and operators in a wide range of healthcare real estate transactions, including the development, acquisition, financing, and disposition of acute and non-acute health care real estate assets on a national platform. We assist clients in land use planning, economic development, project finance, construction, and leasing (including ground leases, space leases, and build-to-suit transactions for healthcare facilities). Whether representing the provider or the user, we bring a unique blend of real estate excellence and healthcare industry acumen to each transaction.
LKC understands the business of health care and the ever-changing legalities that providers face in an industry that is continually transforming. Our attorneys offer comprehensive experience acting as counsel on a wide range of projects and financing techniques. We regularly assist clients (borrowers or lenders), on loans and loan restructurings to medical service providers, medical clinics, senior care facilities, and other industry related companies. In addition, our attorneys provide counsel on structuring health care finance transactions such as nonprofit law and tax implications of tax-exempt financings, master indenture, and other security structures, and securities law compliance. LKC attorneys have in-depth knowledge that is essential when performing due diligence on behalf of our clients and addressing any disclosure or other legal issues that may arise.
The healthcare business is highly regulated at federal and state levels. Our knowledgeable attorneys offer experience regarding setting up compliance plans and regulatory review of contracts. These include compliance matters relating to HIPAA, the HITECH Act, and final Omnibus Rules with regard to privacy and security. We also counsel our clients on the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, and Affordable Care Act legislation.
Corporate and Transactional Practice
LKC attorneys have first-hand knowledge and experience in the healthcare industry. From boardroom advice and steady guidance through the creation of clinics, physician groups, joint ventures, as well as mergers & acquisitions, innovative financings, and private equity, we offer clients an excellent team of transactional lawyers dedicated to the health care industry. Our team regularly conducts healthcare due diligence for business transactions or in support of a client’s corporate counsel and delivers a practical, hands-on approach to closing deals without complicating the process.