As Chair of Buchanan’s Healthcare Section, Dale S. Webber focuses his practice on helping clients achieve their strategic goals. He has served as lead transaction counsel in numerous mergers, acquisitions, and other significant transactions, including those that resulted in the formation of some of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems. One such transaction involved the formation of a major provider-insurer health system and was described by the Wall Street Journal as an industry “game changer.”
Among the healthcare organizations that Dale regularly represents are national health systems, hospitals, ambulatory care providers, nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities, hospices, and home health providers. For these clients, he has negotiated, structured and completed acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, joint operating agreements and financings involving significant health systems, health facilities and other business interests. Dale is skilled in handling the legal implications of these transactions, including business structures and liability protection, regulatory approvals, antitrust clearance, and bond and other debt financings.