Healthcare companies growing strategically through mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures place their trust in Ken Marlow because he gets deals done. Ken has guided clients through more than 50 acute care hospital transactions with an aggregate value of more than $14 billion. He is known for his ability to bring people and businesses together to structure, document and execute deals, and clients value his cooperative nature and team approach to overcoming complex issues. As the Chair of Waller’s nationally-recognized Healthcare Department, Ken also leads a team of over 190 attorneys who focus on delivering exceptional legal service to the nation’s preeminent healthcare companies.
Ken has worked on some of the most significant healthcare transactions in the country, including joint ventures between hospitals, physician groups and other healthcare providers. He advises one of the nation’s largest privately-held healthcare companies in strategic acquisitions across the acute and post-acute care spectrum, including skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice care providers. Additionally, Ken works with multi-state nonprofit health systems and academic medical centers on strategic growth initiatives, including mergers, acquisitions and a variety of creative joint venture arrangements.
Ken regularly advises boards of directors and boards of trustees on corporate governance matters, including their fiduciary obligations and roles as trustees of charitable assets. He has also represented accountable care organizations approved by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services under its Medicare shared savings program. In addition, he has served as counsel in more than 100 syndications of ambulatory surgery centers, dialysis centers and other outpatient facilities.
Ken speaks on a range of healthcare topics at national conferences, including The Governance Institute and the Healthcare Law & Compliance Institute, among others. He is also regularly quoted in publications including Modern Healthcare and the Wall Street Journal. His reputation within the healthcare industry has led to his appointment to the Board of Directors of the Nashville Health Care Council. He is also a past board member of Leadership Health Care. Within Waller, Ken serves on the firm’s Board of Directors and is a member of the Diversity Committee.
Represented Kindred Healthcare in its partnership with Tennova Healthcare and the University of Tennessee Medical Center to develop an inpatient rehabilitation hospital.
Represented LifePoint Health and provided transaction, healthcare regulatory, tax, employee benefits and real estate advice to the company.
Represented LifePoint Health in its divestiture of Teche Regional Medical Center in Louisiana.
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