Our Business Transactions Group provides full-service counsel to both public and privately-held U.S. and foreign clients, ranging from start-up entrepreneurs to Fortune 100 corporations. Our services encompass entity formation, corporate finance, securities law compliance, mergers and acquisitions, domestic and international joint ventures, executive compensation and stock options, real estate, taxation, health care, franchise, sports and entertainment, intellectual property, and bankruptcy. Click here to meet our lawyers.
Two important areas of our Business Transactions Group are Health Care and Sports, Entertainment and Media. They are highlighted below:
Gordon & Rees's Health Care attorneys have extensive transactional experience advising and representing a broad array of health care providers on regulatory issues and navigating licensure and certification requirements. They advise health care providers on how to comply with numerous regulatory requirements, including the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark laws, licensing, certification, and third party reimbursement, including Medicare and Medi-Cal reimbursement regulations.
They have also provided both legal and consulting support in several engagements in which health systems have sought to build, develop or restructure integrated delivery system strategies with key members of their medical staffs. These strategies have been designed not only to respond to the demands of the marketplace, but also to improve clinical care delivery in the clients' service areas. They have participated in the design of hospital physician contracting networks that seek to create "clinical integration" between the health system and participating physicians and medical group practices.
In addition, they have significant experience participating in health care bond transactions, both tax-exempt and taxable, involving acute-care general hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, specialty hospitals, nursing homes, and life-care centers. They have acted as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, letter of credit bank counsel, bond insurer's counsel, and borrower's counsel.
Sports, Media and Entertainment
The Sports, Media and Entertainment Law Practice at Gordon & Rees provides the full spectrum of specialty legal services required by the wide range of participants in these high-profile, global, multi-billion dollar industries.
Our clients include athletes, sports agents, actors, writers, producers, directors in the motion picture and television business, recording artists, record producers, songwriters in the music business and authors, on-air television hosts and radio station personalities as well as publicly-traded, multinational media and telecommunications entities. We also assist individual and institutional investors involved in the music and motion picture industries.
Our well-respected track record includes many pioneering transactions, such as the first commercial product endorsement agreement for a recording artist with the Jordan/Nike brand, as well as numerous published court decisions of our successful resolution of disputes involving the protection of the brand of an entertainer or athlete, such as the defense of actress Gabrielle Union in Siohvaughn Wade v. Gabrielle Union and the representation of basketball player Dwight Howard in Dwight Howard v. Royce Reed.