Physician Practice Management

Physician Practice Management

From formation and compliance to transactional matters, physician practices and practice management companies operating throughout the United States rely on Waller attorneys for advice and counsel.

Waller has extensive experience structuring and developing physician practices and practice management companies across a broad range of specialties including radiology, dermatology, vision, podiatry, women's health, emergency medicine, anesthesiology and more. We also assist hospitals and health systems in the design and implementation of their physician alignment strategies.

Our track record includes scores of practice acquisitions involving single specialty and multi-specialty practices, acquisitions of entire group practices and the merger of small and single practitioner practices. Waller also advises private equity investors on both platform and tack-on acquisitions, serving as both transaction counsel and healthcare regulatory counsel.

Our services include:

  • Handling platform company structure and formation including with regard to rollover equity of physician owners
  • Conducting transactional due diligence with respect to regulatory compliance, reimbursement, Stark and Anti-Kickback Law compliance, fee splitting, corporate practice of medicine issues and licensing
  • Negotiating management and employment agreements, including non-compete and non-solicitation provisions
  • Assisting with licensing and regulatory compliance matters
  • Advising on employee compensation and benefits, as well as the development of phantom equity and other incentive plans
  • Providing support for commercial finance transactions including debt financing and private equity sponsorship
  • Handling a myriad of labor and employment issues
  • Helping with commercial litigation and enforcement actions

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