Tampa

Foley’s Tampa office features top-tier corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, tax, real estate, commercial litigation, securities litigation, white collar defense and government enforcement, construction litigation, creditors’ rights, and health care practices. Opened in 1981, the Tampa office is an integral part of the firm’s increasing presence in Florida. With nationwide capabilities and local knowledge, the Tampa office serves clients in various industries, including banking, health care, manufacturing, technology, biotechnology, real estate development, construction, golf and resort, hospitality, and insurance.
  • Thirteen Tampa attorneys were named in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 
  • In 2015, Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers ranked our Tampa attorneys for excellence in banking and finance, bankruptcy/restructuring, corporate/M&A and private equity, health care, insurance, labor and employment, Latin American investment, and real estate, and five attorneys received individual local recognition
  • In 2014, Foley was named to the Law360's Florida Powerhouses list for our sizable presence in Florida and our significant regional accomplishments
  • One Tampa attorney was recognized in The Legal 500 guide for the United States in 2014
  • Tampa received Tier 1 rankings in the 2015 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in the areas of corporate compliance, corporate law, leveraged buyouts and private equity, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, securities and capital markets, and tax 
  • Eleven Tampa attorneys were named to the 2014 Florida Super Lawyers® or Rising Stars® lists, published by Law & Politics magazine
The attorneys and staff in our Tampa office are committed members of the business and civic community and support organizations that promote education, community health and well-being, and the arts. Our attorneys serve on boards and committees in professional organizations that support the development and growth of entrepreneurs and their businesses.

Attorneys in Foley's Tampa office have extensive capabilities in various areas of legal counsel, including:

Corporate Services
Tampa is known as a gateway to Florida's High-Tech Corridor, providing the platform for our attorneys in the Transactional & Securities Practice to represent and counsel clients ranging from privately held growth companies to large publicly held companies. Our Transactional & Securities Practice features a highly regarded, full-service business law practice representing clients throughout the State of Florida. We represent a wide range of corporate clients as outside corporate counsel and provide services across several disciplines, including public and private equity offerings, securities compliance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, private equity and venture capital financing, technology transactions, and takeover defense. These attorneys also represent borrowers and lending institutions in a wide variety of financing transactions.

Our Real Estate Practice offers a broad range of experience in representing lenders, developers, investors, borrowers, property owners, and tenants in their real estate and real estate finance legal needs. The project list for our attorneys is extensive and features landmark office buildings, hotels, mixed-use projects, master-planned communities, golf courses, shopping centers, and other commercial real estate throughout the state. In addition to representing developers we have broad experience in representing both lenders and borrowers in acquisition loans, land development loans, interim and permanent loans, construction loans, and letters of credit. We also have broad experience in land use matters for a variety of real estate projects and are actively involved with the real estate aspects of public offerings, including several REIT transactions.

Our attorneys in the Tax and Estates & Trusts Practices concentrate on estate planning, probate, trust law, and transactional tax matters. We work closely with the Transactional & Securities Practice to structure mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, and securities offerings. We also provide sophisticated estate planning for wealthy individuals and families, while public company executives require employee benefits counsel, including estate planning for stock option plans, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), retirement benefits, compensation plans, restricted stock and fringe benefits, and compliance with relevant securities laws. We counsel owners of private and closely held companies on alternatives for transferring ownership and control to the next generation, and in solving liquidity concerns associated with estate taxes. And, as the tax law affecting closely held businesses changes, we continually develop new techniques for the smooth transfer of management and ownership.

Litigation Services
Our Litigation Department is primarily based in the areas of securities defense, white collar and government enforcement, complex business litigation, real estate and construction litigation, and creditors' rights.

Our Construction Litigation Practice provides “shovel-to-gavel” services that include guidance on transactions, business operations, finance, tax, employment and labor union negotiations, insurance, regulatory and environmental filings, arbitration, mediation, and litigation. The practice was ranked by both Legal 500 and Chambers USA 2011, which praised the Florida practice for its strength in resolving “conflicts relating to a range of matters, including bid protests, workouts, condominium litigation, and work for lenders, public entities and major infrastructure projects.”

Our Bankruptcy & Business Reorganizations Practice in Tampa has a broad-ranging practice with particular strength in bank-side representations and litigation involving lender liability issues. It is an important part of the statewide Bankruptcy Practice credited with “undertaking large-scale, multistate and complex bankruptcies.” (Chambers USA 2011)

Our Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice counsels and represents clients in administrative adjudications and in regulatory investigations and hearings. We understand and respect our clients' budgets and deadlines, emphasizing case management, risk evaluation analyses, frequent communication, and adherence to our clients' goals.

Our Government Enforcement, Compliance & White Collar Defense Practice features a number of former federal prosecutors skilled in internal investigations, criminal investigations, and in the evaluation and design of compliance and internal controls procedures and policies. We are notable for our experience in the areas of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the False Claims Act (FCA), health care, corporate compliance, government procurement, and securities enforcement.

Health Care Services
Our attorneys in the Tampa office represent a wide range of clients in the health care industry, including hospitals, physician groups, medical equipment companies, and other ancillary service providers. We counsel our health care clients on many diverse matters, including issues involving fraud and abuse, the Stark Law, Medicare reimbursement, compliance, provider contracts, on-call and medical director agreements, management agreements, privacy and security, EMTALA, medical staff credentialing, peer review, licensure, physician recruitment and alignment, medical records, and managed care. We work closely with the Transactional & Securities Practice on transactions in the health care industry and the Government Enforcement, Compliance & White Collar Defense Practice in health care litigation matters.

Manufacturing
As our clients move into the future of manufacturing, our Tampa attorneys are working shoulder to shoulder with them to focus on advanced manufacturing issues such as continuous process improvement; customer-focused innovation; human capital acquisition, development, and retention; enterprise-wide supply and distribution chain management and collaboration; sustainability; global engagement; reshoring; facilities siting, reconfiguration, and management; foreign direct investment; strategic acquisitions and divestitures; government and public affairs; next-generation technologies; and Big Data, as well as traditional areas such as corporate, labor, tax, and IP. We take a holistic approach to the industry, working closely with colleagues from all practices, industry teams, and offices across the firm to deliver comprehensive solutions that help you achieve your business goals.

Representative Matters

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Foley advised a hospital network concerning the “medical staff bylaws” and contracting considerations associated with both the network hub’s delivery of telemedicine services to network “spoke” hospitals, and the “spoke” hospitals’ on site delivery of telemedicine services by “hub” providers. Considerations included whether to establish a separate telemedicine category at the “spoke” hospitals, whether to grant medical staff membership (or merely clinical privileges) to telemedicine providers at “spoke” hospitals, what medical staff prerogatives to offer telemedicine providers at “spoke” hospitals, what medical staff obligations to impose on “hub” telemedicine providers, how to implement OPPE and FPPE protocols for the telemedicine providers at both the “hub” and the “spoke” hospitals, and the “hub” and “spoke” hospitals’ respective responsibilities for monitoring and reporting concerns and/or changes in provider privileges and prerogatives. The work assisted the network to move forward with its plans to implement, on a network wide basis, with the implementation of intra-facility telemedicine services.
Foley advised a tertiary hospital regarding the legal and structural implications of establishing and implementing a telemedicine eICU for the hospital’s network of facilities and, potentially, facilities outside of its network. Foley’s work included the evaluation of state licensure and related laws, and contracting and credentialing issues. The work enabled the hospital to establish and implement its off campus telemedicine eICU under the hospital’s license.
Foley assisted a regional network to be the first in its area to introduce telemedicine services to members of its service area community. Foley’s work included advising the network regarding the service platform it planned to utilize, helping to negotiate the platform agreement and associated professional services agreement, preparing a privacy policy and terms of use, and advising on implementation and related issues.

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