James Miles


Jim Miles represents healthcare provider organizations, healthcare professionals, and private equity firms with corporate governance, business planning, and commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financing, joint ventures, and start-ups.

He advises a range of healthcare 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.

Jim additionally advocates for healthcare providers undergoing government investigations by the Office of Inspector General, State Medicaid Fraud Control Units, and other government agencies. Jim also assists with government relations and contracting.

Jim has served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Colorado Law School since 2017.

Representative Experience

  • Lead counsel on multiple mergers and acquisitions of ambulatory surgery centers, hospitals, physician practice groups, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and other provider organizations.
  • Serves as outside general counsel to the Arizona Health Care Association, Colorado Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, Community Health Association of Mountain and Plains States, Colorado Health Care Association, and Colorado Community Health Network.
  • Lead counsel on private equity firm acquisitions of various health care provider organizations.
  • Lead counsel for the sale of multiple physician groups, both single specialty and multi-specialty, to hospitals, health plans, and private equity-backed firms.
  • Lead regulatory and transactional counsel on mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures of hospitals, including nonprofit hospitals, for-profit hospitals, and physician-owned hospitals.
  • Representation of multiple pharmaceutical firms in the sale of their stock or assets.
  • Representation of provider-owned Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, leading to specific knowledge of MA market dynamics, payment methodology, marketing guidelines for MA plans and in-network providers, and compliance issues.

*Matters handled prior to joining Foley.

Awards and Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law (2013-Present)
    • “Lawyer of the Year,” Health Care Law (2016, 2020)
  • Colorado Super Lawyers (2016-2018)
  • 5280 Magazine, “Top Lawyers, Healthcare Section,” (2014-Present)
  • The Ambulatory M&A Advisor (2014-2018)
    • “Top Healthcare Transaction Lawyer” (2015)


  • Colorado Bar Association, Health Law Section (2011-Present)
    • Executive Council Member (2011-2017)
    • Executive Council President (2015-2016)
  • Colorado Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (2010-Present)
  • American Health Lawyers Association (2001-Present)
    • Member, Fraud and Abuse Practice Group (2001-Present)
    • Member, Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group (2001-Present)
    • Member, Physician Organizations Practice Group (2001-Present)
    • Member, Post-Acute Care Practice Group (2001-Present)
      • Vice Chair (2004-2007)
  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section, Long Term Care Task Force
  • American Health Care Association
    • Member, Legal Committee (2016-Present)
    • ACO Task Force (2013-2015)
  • National Center for Assisted Living, Health Information Technology Task Force (2013-2015)
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association (2008-Present)
  • Colorado Health Care Association (1996-Present)
  • Arizona Health Care Association (2010-Present)
05 April 2024 In the News

Jim Miles Interviewed on Health Care Landscape, ASCs, and Impact of AI

Foley & Lardner LLP partner Jim Miles joined the Colorado Ambulatory Surgery Center Association’s podcast to discuss the health care landscape, ambulatory surgery centers and artificial intelligence’s impact on the sector.
05 January 2024 Honors and Awards

Foley Partners Recognized as 2024 Top Lawyers in Denver by 5280 Magazine

Foley & Lardner LLP partners Diane Hazel, James (Jim) Miles, and Emily Weber have been named to 5280 magazine’s 2024 list of Denver Top Lawyers, the publication’s annual compilation of the best attorneys in the region.
06 December 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents Parkview Health System in Combination with UCHealth

Foley & Lardner LLP represented Parkview Health System in its combination with UCHealth, which closed on December 1, 2023.
06 November 2023 Health Care Law Today

CMS’ Making Care Primary (MCP) Model: Applications Due November 30, 2023

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new program Making Care Primary (MCP), is anticipated to begin July 1, 2024.
07 September 2023 In the News

Denver Health Care Transactions Hires Featured in Legal Press

Recent lateral hires Jim Miles and Charles Gass were featured in legal press, including The American Lawyer article, “Foley Expands Denver Health Care Team With Greenberg Traurig Duo.”
05 September 2023 Press Releases

Foley Strengthens Denver Office With Addition of Health Care Transactional Group

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.