Hospitals & Health Systems

Hospitals & Health Systems


Our deep roster of healthcare attorneys has the experience to provide comprehensive representation to hospitals and health systems including tax-exempt organizations, academic medical centers, investor-owned companies and publicly owned hospitals.


For more than 50 years, we have been a go-to law firm for clients seeking to expand through strategic transactions. Healthcare providers, institutional investors, private equity and venture capital funds, investor groups and financial advisors value Waller's abilities in complex business transactions across virtually every sector of the healthcare industry.

We have played an integral role in many of the transactions that have shaped the healthcare industry, including:

  • Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Government investigations, including fraud and abuse matters involving False Claims Act and qui tam litigation
  • Medicare/Medicaid certification and reimbursement
  • Stark and anti-kickback compliance
  • HIPAA privacy and identity protection
  • Commercial finance and securities
  • Intellectual property and technology licensing
  • Real estate
  • Employment and labor relations
  • Medical staff credentialing and related matters
  • Contracting issues and disputes
  • Environmental and medical waste issues

In the tax-exempt and non-profit sector, we also assist healthcare providers with:

  • Obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status with the IRS and state tax authorities
  • Providing counsel regarding excise taxes on prohibited transactions
  • Structuring advice related to UBTI and private inurement issues
  • Working with the IRS to obtain private letter rulings on a variety of issues

Related Experience

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Represented HCA Healthcare, Inc. in its acquisition of 24 Texas MedSpring urgent care centers from Fresenius Medical Care.

HCA becomes majority owner of Galen College of Nursing’s parent company

Assisted HCA Healthcare, Inc., one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, in obtaining majority ownership in the parent company of Galen College of Nursing.

LifePoint Health divests Teche Regional Medical Center in Louisiana

Represented LifePoint Health in its divestiture of Teche Regional Medical Center in Louisiana and also provided transaction, intellectual property and healthcare regulatory advice.

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