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Stacey Orr Gallant

Stacey Orr Gallant concentrates her practice in corporate and business law, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and corporate finance. Stacey has the business, legal, and market experience to advise businesses on complex transactions, as well as day-to-day operations. She represents both sellers and buyers in structuring and negotiating complex mergers, acquisitions, carve outs, and divestitures. She also represents businesses in financing transactions.

Stacey also works closely with companies and senior executive teams in raising debt and equity, as well as structuring and negotiating joint venture and other strategic arrangements, licensing, distribution, and supply agreements, shareholders agreements, option agreements, and employment and consulting agreements. 

She has transactional experience in a broad range of industries, including health care, life sciences, manufacturing, food processing, educational software, technology, lifestyle and fitness, television and radio broadcasting, publishing, and trade shows.

Concentrations

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate finance
  • General corporate counsel
  • Venture capital

Capabilities

Experience

  • Healthcare
    • Represented PSA Healthcare, a leading provider of pediatric home health services, in its merger with Epic Healthcare Services, Inc. to form Aveanna Healthcare, the nation’s largest provider of pediatric home care services. 
    • Represented PSA Healthcare in its acquisitions of Pediatric Home Health Corp., Innovations Health Services, Inc. and Assure Home Healthcare, Inc. 
    • Represented Gentiva Health Services, Inc., a public company, in its $1.8 billion sale to Kindred Healthcare, Inc. 
    • Represented Gentiva Health Services in its $1 billion acquisition of Odyssey Healthcare Inc.
    • Represented Gentiva Health Services in its $408.8 million acquisition of Harden Healthcare. 
    • Represented one of the nation's largest gastroenterology practices in a sale transaction with ongoing practice agreements with a leading metropolitan hospital, and subsequent sale to a private equity firm.
    • Represented senior management team of one of the largest dialysis providers in sale of company to Centerbridge Capital Partners and subsequent IPO.
    • Represented one of the nation's largest dialysis companies in numerous acquisitions, physician agreements and clinic financing.
    • Represented CRH Medical Corporation, a Canadian public company, in its $58.6 million acquisition of a Georgia anesthesia medical practice and multiple financings.
    • Represented Healthfield, Inc., one of the largest U.S. home health care providers at the time, in numerous home health and hospice acquisitions and related debt and equity financings, and the ultimate $454 million merger of the company with Gentiva Health Services.
  • Technology/Pharma:
    • Represented Biotest AG, a German publicly traded biotechnology company, in its $286 million sale of its US blood plasma collection business to Grifols S.A. through a competitive auction process.
    • Represented Biotest AG in connection with the carve-out sale of its plasma therapy business to ADMA Biologics, Inc. including negotiation of commercial agreements between the companies for ongoing plasma supply.
    • Represented Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. in its acquisition of an Israeli technology company.
    • Represented numerous educational software companies in sales to strategic and private equity buyers.
  • Manufacturing:
    • Represented FPL Food LLC, largest meat producer in the southeast, in the sale of a division to Cargill.
    • Represented FPL Food LLC in numerous master services and supply agreements with large retailers.
    • Represented Diversitech Corporation, an HVAC parts distributor, in its sale to a private equity fund.
  • Media 
    • Represented numerous buyers and sellers of more than 125 radio and television stations, including Sinclair Broadcast Group, NRJ TV Holdings, YMF Media, LLC, Ellis Communications, Communications Corporation of America, White Knight Broadcasting, Grapevine Communications, Petracom Broadcasting, Durden Enterprises, LLC, Legacy Media, LLC, JW Broadcasting, and related debt and equity financings.
    • Represented Legendary Pictures in connection with the $1 billion equity and debt financing (which included senior and mezzanine components), in its co-production and co-financing agreement with Warner Bros. (transaction was awarded "Deal of the Year" by Investor Dealer Digest).
    • Represented Veronis Suhler Stevenson, Canon Communications LLC, and The Official Information Company in connection with acquisitions of trade magazines, trade shows and other media properties.
    • Represented Endurance Business Media and Cygnus Business Media in the purchase, sale and related financings of more than 60 trade magazines.
  • Represented Wheego Electric Cars, Inc. in its issuance of $40 million of Series A Preferred Stock.
  • Represented leading waste management company in $500 million first and second lien refinancing.
  • Represented numerous borrowers in asset-based and cash flow loans and mezzanine financing, ranging from $1 million to more than $1 billion.
  • Represented food manufacturer in multiple term and revolving loan facilities.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Georgia Trend magazine "Legal Elite," 2015
  • Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America’s Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
  • Member, Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member, Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
  • Chair, Atlanta Advisory Board, Caron Foundation

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 1985
    • Articles Editor, Boston University International Law Journal
  • B.A., French, cum laude, University of Virginia, 1981
Admissions
  • Georgia
  • New York
Languages
  • French, Conversational