Skip to main content

Ron Grace serves as general corporate counsel and transactional counsel with respect to a wide variety of business transactions. He represents emerging and established companies, including those in the health care industry, on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic partnerships, private placements of equity securities, and general contract, securities, and health care law. Ron also has deep experience working with entrepreneurs on both legal and business matters having served as in-house counsel and vice president of business affairs for a start-up internet company and in a business development role at a software company.

Ron advises clients in the health care space, representing a wide range of providers throughout the United States, including ambulatory surgical centers, surgical hospitals, dialysis centers, imaging centers and physician practices. Ron advises clients (both buyers and sellers) on all phases of health care transactions, from due diligence through closing and beyond. He has considerable experience advising clients on compliance with health care laws such as the Stark Law and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute.

Ron’s general corporate practice involves advising businesses in their day-to-day operations. He provides counsel on risk management, deal structuring, and the review, drafting, and negotiation of contracts. He also represents clients as they raise capital by the issuance of securities in transactions exempt under Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933 and under state securities laws.

In his practice serving emerging businesses, Ron advises on the formation and governance of new companies including providing advice on choice of entity. He prepares partnership agreements, operating agreements, shareholder agreements, and other formation documents, and provides counsel on issues relating to corporate governance.

Ron has been recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Healthcare. In the 2021 edition of Chambers, Ron received notice for being “extremely professional and knowing the law. He guides [clients] to the best outcome every time." Commenters also said that Ron “is exceptionally responsive and knowledgeable - his passion for the healthcare industry is reflected in his excellent advice, relationships and work product."

Concentrations

  • Mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and joint ventures
  • Health care transactions
  • Business formations and governance
  • General corporate and transactional matters
  • Private offerings of equity

Capabilities

Experience

  • Lead transactional counsel on sale of a California Knox-Keene licensed health plan and independent practice association (IPA) to a population health management company.°
  • Lead counsel on an industry disruptive transaction representing one of the nation’s leading nonprofit providers of kidney dialysis and related services in its formation of a strategic relationship with a national retail pharmacy chain, including the sale of several dialysis centers.°
  • Lead counsel on hundreds of mergers and acquisitions of ambulatory surgery centers throughout the United States.°
  • Representation of a leading national ASC management company in the structuring and formation of multiple joint ventures with health systems/hospitals and physicians throughout the United States.°
  • Representation of regional private equity-backed ASC management company in divestiture of several ambulatory surgery centers.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Grace prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Business Development, Event411, 2000-2001
  • Legal Counsel and Vice President of Business Affairs, GolfSpan.com, 1999-2000
  • Judicial Extern, Hon. A. Andrew Hawk, Senior Judge, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 1993

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Chambers USA, 2021
  • Member, Association for Corporate Growth – Los Angeles Chapter
  • Member, ProVisors Professional Networking Group – Century City 7 Chapter

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 1995
    • Member, St. Thomas More Honor Society
  • B.A., with honors, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1991
Admissions
  • California
Languages
  • Hebrew, Conversational