Practice Areas

Health Care

Our attorneys provide comprehensive legal and regulatory advice to hospitals and healthcare providers in South Alabama and the Gulf Coast region. We provide our healthcare clients with prompt, personal service from experienced lawyers – whether it’s a small, everyday matter, a major transaction or complex litigation.

Our full-service healthcare practice advises clients on cutting-edge issues, including the latest developments in Medicaid expansion, uncompensated care issues and the Affordable Care Act. We also counsel them on HIPAA, certificates of need, discharge issues, privilege, confidentiality, electronic health records, state and federal regulatory issues and the National Practitioner Data Bank. We handle litigation and other adversarial proceedings. And we have extensive experience representing hospitals in large transactions, including acquisition of physician practices. 

In addition to regional and local hospitals, our healthcare clients include the largest not-for-profit healthcare provider in Alabama, physicians, long-term care facilities, mental healthcare facilities, healthcare systems and networks, rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and management services organizations.  

Snapshot of Strengths

We have more than 100 years of collective experience successfully representing healthcare clients on a wide range of issues. Our expertise includes:

Overcoming new challenges

Sweeping legislation and regulatory changes in the healthcare industry have an ongoing and evolving impact on the way hospitals and healthcare providers offer care, recruit medical staff, ensure patient privacy and run their businesses. 

Our healthcare lawyers are committed to staying on top of these changes and advising clients on the best way forward. We are nimble enough to respond quickly to everyday issues and, yet, we have the knowledge and resources to handle major litigation and complex transactions.

This flexibility, experience and responsiveness are the hallmarks of our practice and the reason so many hospitals and major healthcare providers look to us for guidance. 

Practice Group Attorneys

Spencer Larche
E. Russell March III
Wade Perry Jr.
E. Watson Smith
R. Gregory Watts
Jessica Welch