This program, presented by corporate attorney, Matthew Berlin, and health care attorney, Hillary Stemple, will provide an overview of the physician acquisition process. The program will include: (1) an overview of the regulatory framework that drives how acquisitions are structured, including corporate practice of medicine laws and tax considerations; (2) a discussion of the differences in acquisition structures and key contract terms; (3) the important areas for review during the due diligence process and how to address issues identified during due diligence; (4) how physician practices are valued; and (5) post-acquisition considerations, including physician employment and contracting.
Hillary Stemple is an associate in Arent Fox’s Health Care group where she represents health care providers, including hospitals and health care systems, long term care facilities, and hospice and home care agencies.
Hillary regularly advises clients on compliance with health care fraud and abuse laws, with an emphasis on the Stark law and anti-kickback statute. She also counsels clients on internal and external investigations, particularly investigations related to the False Claims Act, as well as on reimbursement issues, licensing requirements, and other compliance matters.
Matt counsels clients in variety of corporate and commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, technology transactions and financings. He resides in the firm's Washington, DC office.
Prior to joining Arent Fox, Matt was a senior counsel with an American multinational enterprise information technology company. In that role, he was primarily responsible for advising, structuring, and negotiating global outsourcing, professional service, and technology agreements with major clients in multiple industries.
Before that, Matt was an associate in the Corporate departments of both a large national law firm and a Magic Circle firm.