Jose M. Padilla


  • Corporate
  • Business Transactions
  • Healthcare


  • José has been practicing law since 2000 with a focus on corporate transactions, healthcare, and venture capital.
  • In corporate transactions, his practice focuses on corporate formation, venture capital financings, mergers & acquisitions, strategic corporate transactions, and general advisory regarding corporate and financing strategy.
  • He has expertise, as well, with healthcare transactions and regulations, including HIPAA, Stark, and Anti-Kickback Statute regulatory advice. José previously worked as general counsel for a physician-owned healthcare system and at a national healthcare company focusing on post-acute care and eldercare.
  • As assistant general counsel for an international Australian-based gaming company in Las Vegas, he handled international customer contracts, as well as managed international acquisitions of software companies.
  • He teaches health law for NYU’s Masters of Public Health program, and previously taught a corporate transactions course at UNLV’s law school.
  • He loves to travel, having visited over 60 countries and speaks several foreign languages: Spanish, Italian, French, and Russian.
  • José uses his broad experience to provide efficient and effective representation for his clients.


  • J.D. – University of Pennsylvania Law School 2000
  • A.B., cum laude – Harvard College – 1997


  • D.C. Bar’s Frederick B. Abramson Award for co-authoring “Independent Directors and Tax Exempt Organizations”


  • State Bar of Texas: Business Law; and Corporate Counsel Sections
  • Mentor, Venturewell’s ASPIRE startup accelerator program
  • Global Mentor, WeWork Labs startup accelerator program


  • Texas State Bar


  • “What’s Wrong with a Washout: Fiduciary Duties of a Venture Capitalist Investor in a Washout Financing,” Houston Business and Tax Law Journal
  • “Anti-Dilution Provisions: Which One is Best for Founders?”, Startups San Antonio


  • Since 2019, represented investor or issuer in more than 40 venture capital financings with over $200 million invested
  • Represented investor in $15 million Series A financing
  • Represented health tech company in a private offering of convertible notes
  • Represented investor in CPG company’s $20 million Series B preferred stock financing
  • Represented investor in secondary purchase of $6 million of Series A preferred stock
  • Represented seller in the sale of a chain of urgent care centers
  • Represented buyer in the purchase of a medical practice
  • Represented developer in the development of an ambulatory surgery center
  • Represented buyer in international purchase of a software development company

Jose M. Padilla

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