Healthcare: Transactions

Venable's Healthcare – Transactions team combines the comprehensive knowledge of our corporate attorneys with the industry-specific experience of our healthcare-industry group. We partner with clients to position them to meet their transaction goals while navigating the regulatory environment, assessing and mitigating risk, and maximizing value.

Acutely aware of the particular considerations that must be taken into account to forge successful healthcare deals, we take an integrated approach, bringing in multidisciplinary teams of experienced professionals with unique strengths and skills that match the needs of the client and the transaction. Our healthcare attorneys routinely collaborate with the firm's regulatory, corporate, finance, antitrust, tax, intellectual property, real estate, environmental, labor, employment, and benefits professionals to provide clients with comprehensive and innovative advice.

We regularly represent private equity and venture capital investors, lenders, providers, suppliers, and other industry stakeholders in complex transactional matters, including, but not limited to, buy- and sell-side mergers and acquisitions, finance, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, and vendor and commercial contracting. Backed by a deep bench of regulatory and corporate talent, we strive to facilitate each client's interests through deal origination, corporate and regulatory due diligence, document drafting and negotiation, closing, and post-transaction issues.


We have represented multi-billion-dollar health companies in a variety of transactions, including the following:

  • Represented a regional medical center and its affiliates in the financing of non-hospital facilities
  • Represented a regional hospital in the financing of its medical office building and of its joint venture with a leading provider of short-term post-acute, rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and long-term care services in the construction of a new nursing home
  • Represented a multi-billion-dollar health insurer in a $500 million reorganization of multiple subsidiaries, including regulatory approvals
  • Represented a private equity firm in its $375 million purchase of the assets of the largest operator of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) in the United States. The deal involved complex workout negotiations with more than thirty lenders, as well as the nonprofit owners of each of the nineteen retirement communities
  • Completed three M&A transactions for one of the world's leading providers of transformational medical technologies on a variety of transactions. Examples include a joint venture with a leading semiconductor maker, as well as a global affiliation agreement with a wireless vital signs monitoring company
  • Represented a $5 billion Maryland academic health system in the acquisition of multiple community hospitals
  • Assisted a large hospital in closing the sale of substantially all of its assets to a large not-for-profit healthcare organization, which operates more than 120 entities, including ten hospitals in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area, and its affiliates
  • Represented a large hospital in connection with restructuring the management of its supply chain contracts, which involved member participation in a group purchasing organization with its initial public offering. Venable acted as outside counsel to the hospital group on all aspects of the transactions
  • Represented an international social network service and a national financial services corporation in the negotiation of service agreements with providers of on-site medical services for the clients' employees
  • Prepared new template provider network agreements for a Medicaid managed care organization

Representative Clients

  • Anne Arundel Medical Center
  • Australian Health and Nutrition Association
  • Cardinal Health
  • CareFirst
  • Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries
  • Doctors Community Hospital
  • Frederick Memorial Hospital
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center
  • The Johns Hopkins University
  • Kettering Health Network
  • Lifestyle Medicine Institute
  • Low Country Medical Associates (South Carolina Primary Care Group)
  • Medical Staff, St. Joseph Medical Center
  • New Zealand Health Association
  • North Shore–Long Island Jewish Health
  • Patient First
  • Peninsula Regional Medical Center
  • Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing Company
  • Staten Island University Hospital
  • University of Maryland Medical System


  • Chambers USA, Healthcare, Maryland, 2016 – 2021
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms, Healthcare Law (Tier 1), Baltimore, 2011 – 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2012 – 2021 (Venable attorneys selected for inclusion)
  • Nightingale’s, Outstanding Healthcare Antitrust Lawyers, 2010