Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that it has further enhanced its Health Care Practice with the addition of partner Jim Miles and senior counsel Charles Gass in Denver, underscoring the firm’s commitment to expanding capabilities in the Health Care and Life Science Sector and its Colorado presence. The attorneys join Foley from Greenberg Traurig, LLP.
Miles represents health care organizations, health care professionals, and private equity firms with commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financing, joint ventures, and start-ups. He advises a range of health care providers, including ambulatory surgical centers, assisted living facilities, community health centers, home health agencies, hospitals, imaging centers, laboratories, pharmaceutical firms, physician practices, and skilled nursing facilities.
Miles also advocates for health care providers undergoing government investigations by the Office of Inspector General, State Medicaid Fraud Control Units, and other government agencies and advises in business planning and government relations.
“Jim and Charles have strong local and Colorado roots, making them an excellent fit for our office and Health Care Sector,” said Emily Weber, managing partner of the firm’s Denver office. “Their highly regarded transactional experience complements that of our Denver-based litigation, antitrust, securities enforcement, government investigations, venture finance, and corporate lawyers. We are thrilled to welcome them to our growing team.”
Gass is an experienced business attorney who advises private companies, private equity sponsors, and strategic investors in complex transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, equity and debt financing, and general corporate matters. He also counsels health care clients as they navigate regulatory risks and concerns associated with M&A transactions.
“Building upon Foley’s capabilities in the Health Care and Life Sciences Sector is a strategic priority for the firm, and having attorneys of Jim and Charles’ caliber join us adds to that momentum,” said sector chair Susan Pravda. “This group will further enhance our footprint in Colorado and create new opportunities to support our clients both regionally and nationally.”
“Foley’s robust sector approach and nationally acclaimed health care team provide an excellent platform to continue growing our practices,” said Miles. “We were also drawn to the firm’s vibrant culture and thriving Denver office. We look forward to joining our new colleagues to further Foley’s local presence and esteemed health care team.”
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