Michael I. Schnipper

Michael Schnipper represents clients in all types of corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital and joint ventures. He has a depth of experience in the health care, life sciences and technology industries.

What do you focus on?

Mergers and Acquisitions

I represent both buyers and sellers in the purchase and sale of businesses in a wide range of industries including health services, life sciences, food and beverage and technology. Most recently, I worked with a diverse team of Nixon Peabody attorneys in the representation of a Connecticut hospital in its acquisition of a Rhode Island hospital system.

Hospital/Physician Integration

I work with many New York-based hospitals and private practices in their integration. These transactions involve complex legal and business issues as the parties attempt to adapt to changes in health care regulations and economics.

Private Equity

I handle all phases of a private equity firm’s investment in a portfolio company including add-on acquisitions and exit transactions. Most recently, my focus has honed in on investments in health care management companies, which requires a deep understanding of the health care laws and regulations that place restrictions on certain PE investments.

What do you see on the horizon?

The ever changing regulatory landscape for health care and life sciences companies is leading to even further consolidation. I am monitoring these changes and constantly looking at creative and effective ways to address clients’ needs and business goals.

Select Representative Experience

  • BrookBeam Dental in the formation of a Hudson Valley, New York–based DSO and continue to represent BrookBeam as general outside counsel, including add-on acquisitions.
  • MidOcean Partners in its recapitalization of Western Mass Endo and affiliated practices. This recapitalization included the formation of Affinity Dental Management. My team continues to represent Affinity Dental Management as general outside counsel, including in add-on acquisitions, as well as health care regulatory, labor and employment, corporate, tax and finance matters.
  • Health care research and advisory firm in the sale of substantially all of its assets to the health care consulting arm of an AmLaw 100 law firm
  • Leading single-specialty anesthesia management company in various mergers and acquisitions.
  • Operator of an Article 28 ambulatory surgery center in New York, in connection with a joint venture arrangement with a private equity backed management services organization.
  • New York-based nonprofit dialysis provider in various mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures to further its presence throughout the State.
  • Urgent care joint venture between a New York major hospital and private equity backed management company.

Presentations & Publications

  • “Healthcare M&A: Buying or Selling a Medical Practice,” Onyx Partners Group, Webinar, July 15, 2020 (Speaker)
  • “How to Form an Entity for Technology Startups,” IBE Certificate Program, Cambridge, MA, November 2019
  • To Be or Not to Be…a Dental Services Organization,” Guest post for Dorfman, Mizrach & Thaler, May 2019
  • “Unique Corporate and Regulatory Issues in Structuring Healthcare MSO Transactions,” The Healthcare MSO Conference, September 27, 2019 (Speaker)
  • “Private Equity Dental Services Organizations,” Stafford Webinar, July 10, 2019 (Speaker)
  • “The Anatomy of a Healthcare M&A Transaction,” Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors: Long Island Chapter, June 4, 2019 (Panelist)


Michael I. Schnipper


Long Island

Phone: 516-832-7518

Fax: 866-261-6040

Hofstra University, J.D., cum laude

University of Albany, B.A., magna cum laude

New York

Michael was selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 in the field of Health Care Law. Michael has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2016, and was the Best Lawyers® 2018 Health Care Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Long Island.

Michael has been named a New York Super Lawyer “Rising Star” from 2014-2019. Additionally, The M&A Advisor selected Michael as a winner of the 5th annual 40 Under 40 M&A Advisor Recognition Awards in the category of Legal Advisor.

Michael is on the board of the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors – Long Island Chapter. He also is the President of the Hofstra Law Alumni Association and is the Vice President and board member of the Book Fairies.

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