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Mary Norvell

Of Counsel

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.

Representative Matters

  • 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.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Health Lawyers Association

  • California Society for Healthcare Attorneys

Education

B.A. in Urban Studies & City Planning, University of California at Los Angeles

J.D. from the University of Southern California Law Center

San Francisco / Los Angeles / San Diego

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