Access to capital remains necessary for healthcare organizations to thrive. Our experience as counsel on a wide range of projects and financing techniques—together with our knowledge of tax and securities law—enables us to advise clients on the best transaction structure and documentation for their needs. We have served as borrower’s counsel, underwriter’s and disclosure counsel, and bank counsel for healthcare providers, banks, underwriters, issuers, and indenture trustees. We also represent healthcare organizations subject to Internal Revenue Service audits and those in financial distress regarding compliance with financial covenants and the restructuring of their debt obligations.
Our national healthcare practice strengthens our healthcare Finance team. We understand the business of healthcare and the complex legal landscape that providers face in an industry undergoing massive reinvention and transformation. Our team has a rich understanding of the health industry’s dynamics regarding business, regulations, and competition. The attorneys and resources in our healthcare practice support the many areas of law affecting healthcare providers, including licensing and certificates of need, government investigations and compliance counseling, information technology and privacy, reimbursement and managed care contracting, and hospital/physician alignment strategies. This depth of knowledge is invaluable when performing due diligence on behalf of our clients and addressing any disclosure or other legal issues that may arise.
Our client relationships do not end when the original financing transaction is complete. We handle post-issuance compliance and enforcement issues, including continuing disclosure compliance, program administration, IRS audits, SEC investigations, arbitrage rebate calculation, and investment placement and management. We counsel healthcare organizations affected by adverse financial conditions that affect their ability to comply with financial covenants and healthcare laws and regulations, including those who are unable to pay or who have defaulted on debts and are seeking bankruptcy or other workout scenarios.We are ranked nationally for health care in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2019. Additionally, we are recognized by U.S. News/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2020 as National Tier 1 in healthcare law.
Modern Healthcare | October 03, 2020
Chicago Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Chis Hotaling is quoted in this article for his outlook on the financial incentive that may be driving larger information requests by government investigators.
Modern Healthcare | July 25, 2020
In this article on how hospitals are co-developing tools with tech companies, Long Island office managing partner and Health Care partner Allan Cohen is quoted on the factors for hospitals to consider when selecting the right partner and the ways in which hospitals are investing in startups.
The Bond Buyer | March 03, 2020
This article mentions Nixon Peabody as borrower’s counsel for NorthShore University Health System’s plan to sell new-money and refunding debt next week. Chicago Project Finance and Public Finance partner Julie Seymour and associate Gretchen Sherwood were the deal attorneys.
Health Care | 06.30.20
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