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Jeanne M. Tomazin (615) 850-8557

Guides healthcare clients through the complicated legal and business issues to get deals done

Brian Browder has earned a reputation within the healthcare industry for getting difficult deals done. Clients praise his understanding of their businesses and management philosophies, and they highlight his instrumental role in helping them achieve their objectives. Over the past 20 years, Brian has served as lead counsel in complex healthcare mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and private equity investments with an aggregate value of more than $4 billion. 

Brian's experience ranges from the acquisition or sale of individual hospitals and healthcare facilities to physician practice acquisitions and virtually everything in between, including high-profile transformative hospital transactions. He is particularly focused on assisting private equity firms with platform and bolt-on acquisitions of physician practices and regularly serves as counsel on distressed healthcare transactions.

He served as special healthcare, real estate and diligence counsel to Ventas Inc. in connection with its purchase and lease back of the real property associated with the operations of Ardent Healthcare and as lead counsel to Lifepoint Health in the formation of a joint venture with Duke University Health System to assemble a dynamic network of hospitals and healthcare providers. With experience representing investor-owned entities as well as non-profit organizations in strategic joint ventures, Brian has successfully navigated the challenges involved in merging different cultures to build successful long-term collaborations.

The former Chair of Waller's Healthcare Department, Brian has been recognized by his peers and clients for his healthcare experience in numerous professional and industry publications, including Chambers USA. He has spoken extensively at a wide range of healthcare industry conferences on transactional issues such as:

  • Joint ventures;
  • Buy-sell agreements;
  • Asset purchase agreements;
  • Stock purchase agreements; and
  • Due diligence issues.

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