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Buckley King has a solid understanding and appreciation of the still-emerging changes, responsibilities and regulatory requirements surrounding the healthcare industry. 

Our integrated approach draws from capabilities among practitioners who focus in corporate law, real estate, finance, transactions, labor and employment, litigation, creditors' rights, white collar and business practices, as well as government policy. Hospitals, physicians and physician groups, medical professionals, ancillary service providers, suppliers of healthcare-related goods, and medical academia look to Buckley King to provide practical insight and guidance on day-to-day operations, crisis and risk management, and to help them achieve practice and management objectives.

Practice Strengths

Corporate + Transactions

  • Governance, restructuring transactions, mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, affiliations, joint operating arrangements and joint ventures, including those that involve for-profit and non-profit combinations.
  • Structure joint ventures and collaborations between and among physicians, physician groups, hospitals, research enterprises and healthcare service providers.
  • Assist in establishing alternative structures, including management service organizations.

Labor + Employment

  • Counsel on a full range of general and specialized employment and labor issues, including discrimination, wage and hour issues, OSHA and safety compliance issues, medical staff review board and peer review proceedings, and physician contracts.

Malpractice, Negligence + Wrongful Death Litigation

  • Represent healthcare providers, including hospitals, medical schools, emergency rooms, nursing homes, specialists, ancillary service providers, physicians and their staff in medical malpractice, negligence, wrongful death and premises liability matters, providing successful defense in courts throughout the country and limiting malpractice exposure through effective risk management and peer review programs.
  • Defended mass tort involving thousands of plaintiffs, physicians' practices, endoscopy products and allegations of Hepatitis C.
  • Defended pharmaceutical manufacturers, including in first cases involving phenylpropanolamine.

Medical Board Licensure + Disciplinary Proceedings
Professional Licensing + Disputes

  • Provide counsel on licensure, accreditation matters, affiliation agreements, compensation models and research requirements.
  • Represent healthcare providers before state and licensing boards.
  • Provide counsel on credentialing and peer review matters.
  • Represent impaired providers in need of treatment for substance abuse or mental health issues.


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