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.

Presentations & Publications

  • 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 (Presenter)
  • “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© 2020 in the field of Health Care Law. Michael has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2016, and was the 2018 Long Island “Lawyer of the Year” in Health Care Law.

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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