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Healthcare & Life Sciences

Deep Healthcare Industry Experience

Our healthcare and life sciences practice focuses on our clients’ legal needs so they can do what they do best – treating patients and curing disease. Bracewell has a long history in the industry, representing leading names such as MD Andersen, Texas Medical Center, Memorial Herman, Houston Methodist, The Menninger Clinic and Texas Children’s Hospital.

We represent research institutions, academic medical centers, hospitals, health systems, surgery centers, physicians, physician practices, healthcare clinics, life science companies, non-profit corporations, charitable trusts and healthcare-related enterprises in a host of maters, including:

  • corporate governance
  • strategic relationships and partnerships
  • financing
  • data security
  • medical records maintenance
  • regulatory compliance
  • tax
  • antitrust
  • intellectual property
  • litigation
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Market-Leading Engagements

We represent clients in a range of transactions in the healthcare and life sciences sector.

  • Brazos Presbyterian Homes, Inc. and BHP Holding Co. in the acquisition of Longhorn Village, an entrance fee life plan community in Austin, Texas, through a member substitution transaction resulting in BPHH becoming the sole member of Longhorn Village
  • East Texas Medical Center Healthcare System on antitrust aspects of the sale of substantially all assets to Ardent Health Services
  • Harris County Cultural Education Facilities Finance Corporation, as underwriter’s counsel in connection with the issuance of $459.205 million of Hospital Revenue Bonds (Memorial Hermann Health System), Series 2016A, Series 2016B-1 (CP Mode), Series 2016C, Series 2016D, Series 2016E, Series 2016B-2 (CP Mode) and Series 2016B-3 (CP Mode)
  • Harris County Cultural Education Facilities Finance Corporation, as bond counsel to Texas Children’s Hospital in connection with $355.72 million of Hospital Revenue Bonds, Series 2015-1, Series 2015-2 [7 Month Window VRDB] and Series 2015-3
  • Hermann Hospital in negotiations with the IRS involving the hospital’s participation in certain physician recruitment activities, resulting in a closing agreement with the IRS that contained detailed physician recruitment guidelines, serving as the forerunner to Revenue Ruling 97-21 dealing with physician recruitment
  • Houston Methodist, as healthcare disclosure counsel in connection with the issuance of $530 million Houston Methodist Taxable Revenue Bonds, Series 2020A and $370 million Harris County Cultural Education Facilities Finance Corporation Tax-Exempt Revenue Bonds (Houston Methodist), Series 2020B to finance and refinance improvements to hospitals and other healthcare facilities
  • Lingualcare in connection with its sale to 3M and related corporate matters
  • Memorial Hermann Health System, as underwriter’s and deal manager’s counsel to JP Morgan in connection with four series of bonds, for a total of approximately $270 million