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Stevens & Lee/Griffin assists health care organizations and providers in meeting the many challenges they face in a changing and consolidating industry. We bring together professionals of diverse experience, educational backgrounds and industry expertise to provide a full range of services tailored to the needs of this highly regulated industry.

Providing a complete range of services through our integrated multidisciplinary platform

Our multidisciplinary team is comprised of lawyers, financial advisors, investment bankers and government affairs professionals. Among these professionals are two former health system Chairpersons, a former CEO of one of the largest health care organizations in Pennsylvania, a former hospital CEO and CFO, a former General Counsel to one of the largest health systems in the country, and other former health care administrators, as well as clinicians, including a pharmacist, a radiologic technician and a registered nurse.

Because of our multidisciplinary platform, we’re able to approach both problems and opportunities from multiple service perspectives. Our platform includes Stevens & Lee, among the 200 largest law firms in the country; Financial S&Lutions, a financial advisory firm; a government affairs unit that advocates on behalf of health care institutions; and Griffin Financial Group LLC, a FINRA-licensed investment bank which serves as strategic financial advisor to clients in this industry looking to capitalize on opportunities. Our platform approach to assisting health care clients achieve their objectives allows us to provide a broad range of integrated services on an efficient and cost-effective basis.

Legal Services

Our health care industry team includes lawyers who exclusively serve the health care industry, as well as other lawyers who focus on tax, tax-exempt finance and labor and employment law for health care institutions. We represent some of the largest health care providers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region in a wide range of transactional, regulatory, tax and litigation matters. Our health care lawyers serve as counsel to acute care, post-acute care and specialty health care organizations, health systems, physician practices, health insurers and other health care providers, suppliers and organizations.

Our scope of legal services includes the following:

  • Accountable care organizations
  • Antitrust
  • Charitable trusts/charitable giving
  • Compliance, fraud and abuse
  • Corporate structure/governance
  • Electronic health records/information systems
  • Faith-based organizations
  • HIPAA privacy and security
  • Licensure, certification and accreditation
  • Litigation
  • Medical staff, credentialing, peer review and quality
  • Medicare and Medicaid participation, reimbursement and appeals
  • Mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships
  • Physician-Hospital alignment and integration
  • Real estate – health care facilities
  • Regulatory and strategic counseling
  • Taxation and tax-exempt health care
Financial Advisory

Financial S&Lutions provides financial advisory, swap advisory and financial management services to the not-for-profit health care sector, as well as institutions of higher education and state and local governments.

Our team of professionals has the experience and expertise to evaluate and provide timely, focused and innovative solutions. Specifically, we advise our health care clients on a broad range of financial issues, including:

  • Capital planning
  • Resource allocation
  • Debt analysis
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Covenant calculations
  • Debt management and policy development
  • Debt issuance
  • Private placements

For more information on the financial advisory services we provide in the health care sector, visit www.fsandl.com.

Investment Banking, Corporate Finance and Accounting

Griffin provides merger and acquisition and strategic advisory services to health care institutions of all sizes. Our team includes the former Chairman and CEO of Temple University Health System and others intimately familiar with the unique challenges faced by both for-profit and not-for profit health care institutions.

We are also experienced in providing services for companies that serve the health care industry, such as pharmaceutical companies and other product and service providers. We have significant experience in merger and acquisition assignments, strategic alternatives studies and other financial advisory assignments.

For more information, please visit www.griffinfingroup.com.

Insurance Risk Management

Specializing in the evaluation of D&O and E&O insurance programs, Pinnacle Risk Services provides professional risk management and insurance advisory services to those charged with the protection of their institution’s assets. We offer review and gap analysis of insurance programs, with an emphasis on D&O and E&O insurance, and merger and acquisition due diligence in the insurance risk management area.

For a detailed description of our insurance risk management services, visit www.pinnacleriskservices.com.

Government Affairs

Stevens & Lee/Griffin works with health care clients to protect their interests before state and federal legislature and regulatory agencies. Our government affairs professionals represent numerous health care institutions from a regulatory perspective, and have advised both not-for-profit and for-profit institutions, associations and others within this sector.