Corporate Affiliation Transaction

Our client, a leading Massachusetts academic medical center, completed its corporate affiliation with another area hospital effective January 1, 2012. Over twenty Verrill Dana attorneys in seven practice groups assisted with the transaction, which involved over seven months of negotiations and included regulatory filings with the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health under the Massachusetts Determination of Need Law and Hospital Licensing Statue, as well as consultative sessions with several divisions of the Office of the Attorney General of the Commonwealth. Our client’s Deputy General Counsel thanked Verrill Dana attorneys Jeff Heidt and Kate Healy: "I appreciate that this one has taken not just expertise, skill, and smarts, which you all have in abundance, but also a certain amount of humor, persistence, and grit. Thanks for a job well done."