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Tamara Rizkalla focuses her practice on health care industry transactions, compliance, and regulatory matters. She advises private equity funds and health care clients, including health care industry entrepreneurs, physician and dental practices, hospitals and health systems, ambulatory surgery centers, and management services organizations on structuring transactions, evaluating investment-related regulatory risks and a variety of legal aspects of day-to-day operations and regulatory compliance, including state and federal fraud and abuse prohibitions, corporate practice and fee-splitting prohibitions; HIPAA, and certificate of need and licensure requirements.

Tamara’s practice extends to telehealth and telepharmacy law. She regularly advises digital and mobile health care service providers, pharmacies, and investors on subjects including state and federal telehealth and telepharmacy regulations, multijurisdictional transactional strategies, scope of practice, credentialing, e-prescribing, supervision, reimbursement, and fraud and abuse considerations.

Concentrations

  • Health care transactions
  • Health care regulatory and compliance
  • Telehealth and telepharmacy matters

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented private equity fund in acquisition of a multi-physician dermatology practice, surgery center and in-house pathology laboratory in Michigan and Illinois.°
  • Represented private equity fund in acquisition of multiple ophthalmology practices in Virginia.°
  • Represented private equity fund in acquisition of multi-physician OB-GYN practice in Texas.°
  • Represented private equity fund in acquisition of multiple dental and dental surgery practices in Michigan, Georgia and Illinois.°
  • Represented private equity fund in acquisition of a podiatry practice in Michigan.°
  • Represented private equity fund in acquisition of a behavioral science provider.°
  • Represented private equity fund in acquisition of an orthopedic practice in Ohio.°
  • Represented surgery center in its sale to a large national hospital corporation in Alaska.°
  • Represented forensic laboratory operating in multiple states in its sale to private equity fund-owned laboratory.°
  • Represented ENT group in its partnership with private equity fund.°
  • Represented lender in connection with financing portfolio acquisitions by a multispecialty health care provider in Florida.°
  • Represented lender in connection with financing portfolio acquisitions by ophthalmology practices and surgery centers in California.°
  • Represented lender in connection with financing portfolio acquisitions by ophthalmology practices and surgery centers in Oregon.°
  • Represented lender in connection with financing borrower’s acquisitions of imaging centers in multiple states.°
  • Represented lender in connection with financing borrower’s acquisition of a medical management platform.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Rizkalla prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Assistant General Counsel, University of Miami, 2011-2013

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, “Ones to Watch,” Health Care Law, 2022

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 2011
    • Member, University of Miami Law Review
  • M.A., with distinction, Johns Hopkins University, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, 2007
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Edinboro University, 2004
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
Languages
  • Russian, Conversational
  • Georgian, Native