About Us / Mary Norvell
Mary Norvell is a highly experienced, adaptable legal professional with a consistent record of achievement in the regulatory, business, and transactional aspects of healthcare law, including corporate law, joint ventures, financing (municipal and other tax-exempt bonds and other financing vehicles), licensure, and real estate and general business law. She is especially adept at researching and drafting partnership, limited liability company, investment and asset/stock sale agreements, licenses, and employment contracts. Her experience also includes forming and advising California healthcare corporations (hospitals, clinics, foundations), structuring and obtaining tax-exempt status, and counseling regarding health facility contractual and business arrangements. Mary also has significant experience preparing private placement memorandum, purchase/sale contracts, software/hardware purchase/sale and maintenance agreements, and independent contractor agreements. She has a strong background in nonprofit/tax-exempt organizations, reorganizations and mergers of healthcare entities, asset/stock purchases and sales, corporate, construction and project financing, commercial leases and transactional practice.
Negotiated, documented and closed purchases and sales of retail pharmacies in excess of $300 million ensuring regulatory and licensing compliance; asset purchases and concurrent formation of chemotherapy outpatient departments for general acute care hospitals; and wide variety of hospital-physician arrangements (recruitments, medical director arrangements, real property leases) for both physicians and hospitals/healthcare systems ensuring Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute (and analogous state law) compliance.
Analyzed compliance with Medicare, Medi-Cal and California regulations for healthcare institutions and counsel clients on licensing, quality assurance, federal Stark law and anti-kickback statute and regulations, and other regulatory matters including antitrust issues (HSR and similar filings).
Advised healthcare and other clients regarding real property acquisitions and related financing.
Advised nonprofit (501(c)(3)) healthcare public and corporate clients regarding organization, structure, maintenance, reorganizations, mergers and dissolutions, and complete as tax-exempt bond financings for exempt healthcare and other exempt organizations (public and private) aggregating in excess of $950 million.
Oversaw, reviewed/documented and negotiated software/hardware computer and other equipment purchases/financings, directed construction financing, take-out and permanent financing, and facilitated refinancing of real property and medical buildings valued in excess of $10 MM. Ensured complete client satisfaction.
Played a key role in reorganization of privately owned, for-profit ($500 MM) hospital by capitalizing on IRS codes and regulations, and saved owners over $5 MM in 10 years. Increased firm involvement in real estate financing, and increased client base through referrals.
American Health Lawyers Association
California Society for Healthcare Attorneys
B.A. in Urban Studies & City Planning, University of California at Los Angeles
J.D. from the University of Southern California Law Center