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Merlow Dunham

Merlow Dunham is a member of the Health Care Practice in Greenberg Traurig’s Denver office. She has experience working on various legal issues related to health care mergers and acquisitions, corporate formation and governance, and state and federal health care regulatory compliance. Merlow advises clients on health facility licensure and certification, change of ownership requirements, practitioner licensure and scope of practice laws, corporate practice issues, Medicare and Medicaid enrollment and participation requirements, HIPAA and HITECH, certificate of need laws, third party administrator and pharmacy benefit manager licensure, and anti-kickback, self-referral, and fee-splitting laws.

Concentrations

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

Kompetencje

Doświadczenie

  • Represented an affiliate of Centre Partners in connection with its acquisition of PSYBAR L.L.C. and Gary L. Fischler & Associates LLC, regional providers of behavioral health assessments and independent medical evaluations for employers and insurers.
  • Represented an affiliate of H.I.G. Growth Partners in connection with its acquisition of Livi Medical Services, PLLC and Phoenician Hospice, PLLC, regional providers of family medicine and hospice services.
  • Representation of HemaCare Corporation, a global leader in the production of human-derived cellular products, in its $380 million cash sale to Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. (NYSE: CRL).
  • Representation of CNS Network and Hassman Research Institute in their merger to form Apex Innovative Sciences, Inc., a national operator of clinical trial sites for central nervous system indications.
  • Regularly assists as corporate and regulatory counsel for the acquisition of audiology practices and hearing aid clinics across the country for private equity client.
  • Regularly assists as regulatory counsel for the acquisition of hospice and nursing facilities across the country for private equity client.
  • Assisted as corporate and regulatory counsel for the sale of physical therapy clinics to a private equity-backed firm.
  • Assisted as regulatory counsel for the sale of single specialty and multi-specialty physician groups to private equity-backed firms.
  • Assisted as regulatory counsel for the sale of ambulatory surgery centers to private equity-backed firms.
  • Assisted as regulatory counsel for the sale of an adult psychiatric hospital to a private equity-backed firm.
  • Assisted as corporate and regulatory counsel for the formation of a network of chiropractic clinics in California.
  • Hospital Administration Intern, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, 2017
  • Legal Intern, Centura Health, 2016

Sukcesy i wyróżnienia

  • Member, American Bar Association, Health Law Section, 2015-Present
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association, 2015-Present
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association, Health Law Section, 2019-Present
  • Tax Preparer, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), 2016-2017

Kwalifikacje

Wykształcenie
  • 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
Posiadane uprawnienia
  • Colorado