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Merlow focuses her practice on mergers, acquisitions, and general corporate and governance matters across a range of industries and sectors, with a focus on health care and other highly-regulated industries. She assists private equity sponsors, strategic buyers, and health care providers, both buy-side and sell-side, in connection with buyouts, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings, and other transactional matters.

Merlow also routinely advises clients on federal and state health care regulatory matters, including corporate practice restrictions, transactional structuring, Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, HIPAA and HITECH, health facility licensure and certification, practitioner licensure and scope of practice laws, Medicare and Medicaid enrollment and participation requirements, and state fee-splitting, anti-kickback, and self-referral laws.

Concentrations

  • Private equity transactions and investments
  • Mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic affiliations
  • Health care transactions
  • Health care regulatory matters
  • Medicare and Medicaid enrollment, participation, and compliance
  • Corporate formation and governance

Capabilities

Experience

  • Hospital Administration Intern, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, 2017
  • Legal Intern, Centura Health, 2016

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Health Care Law, 2021-2022
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association, Health Law Section and Business Law Section, 2019-Present
    • Member, Health Law Section Executive Council, 2021-2023
    • Health Law Section Liaison, Young Lawyers Division, 2021-2023
  • Member, American Bar Association, Health Law Section, 2015-Present
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association, 2015-Present

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., cum laude, Saint Louis University School of Law, 2018
    • Certificate in Health Care Law
    • Editor-in-Chief, Saint Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy
    • President, Health Law Association
    • L. Edward Bryant, Jr. National Health Law Transactional Moot Court Competition, 2017 and 2018
    • Academic Excellence Awards: Health Care Financing & Business Planning, Health Care Transactional Practice
  • B.A., Biochemistry, Honors Program, cum laude, Saint Louis University, 2015
Admissions
  • Colorado