Our clients include ambulatory surgical facilities wholly owned by physicians as well as joint ventures involving physicians and hospital, independent physicians, medical practice groups, endoscopy centers, practice management companies, retail pharmacies and lenders and investors involved in health industry transactions.
The health industry is a highly-regulated industry, facing industry specific litigation, transactional and regulatory issues that not only require knowledge of the applicable law but also a practical understanding of the business and economics associated with persons and entities involved in the health care industry. Our experience and insight for business, regulatory issues and health care law make Smith Hurst an invaluable advisor for those businesses operating in the health care industry.
Our health care lawyers are able to advise our clients with respect to the legal implications of their day-to-day business activities as well as those special matters such as formation and creation of a medical-related entity, capital investment and mergers, acquisitions and other transactions and extraordinary events.
Privacy and security of health information continues to develop as an increasingly important area of concern for health care providers. Our health care attorneys are acutely aware of the changes in federal and state regulations and assist our clients in drafting the necessary policies and procedures to protect sensitive information.
Smith Hurst’s health care attorneys work closely in partnership with our mergers and acquisition attorneys, executive compensation attorneys, corporate law and corporate transactions attorneys, and intellectual property attorneys to provide counsel and solutions for a broad-range of issues that confront the health care industry.