For many years, hospitals and other health care providers have asked McCarter & English to advise them and protect their interests in numerous mergers, acquisitions, consolidations and other major transactions. For example, we recently advised Warren (NJ) Hospital in connection with its affiliation with Saint Luke's (PA) Health System, including the restructuring of its debt. We are counsel to Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey for certain matters relating to the New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act, N.J.S.A. 18A:64M-1 et seq. (involving transfer of components of the University of Medicine and Dentistry). We are actively involved with several other health systems and sub-acute providers in their affiliation discussions, including work necessary under the New Jersey Community Health Care Assets Protection Act, N.J.S.A. 26:2H-7.10, et seq.
Our Health Care attorneys have the experience and perspective necessary in these transactions, including structuring the deal, drafting and negotiating transaction documents, performing essential due diligence, obtaining regulatory and corporate approvals, and closing the transaction. Our Firm also has the expertise in many other legal specialties, including antitrust, tax, real estate, environmental, employment and public finance, required to fully advise our clients on all legal issues that arise in these transactions.