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Amanda A. Hayes

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Amanda Hayes counsels clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and other business matters, with a particular focus on the health care industry. She regularly serves as lead counsel on acquisitions and divestitures, guiding the client through deal structuring, due diligence, drafting, negotiation and closing. In addition to health care, Her almost 15 years of experience with mergers and acquisition includes a variety of industries, such as life sciences, manufacturing, retail, automotive, contract research, environmental remediation, engineering and construction supply.

Beyond mergers and acquisitions, Amanda also advises health care clients in structuring business relationships to comply with regulatory requirements. This advice includes organizational structuring, corporate governance, buy-sell arrangements, compensation plans, material contract review and negotiation and other matters.

Amanda regularly advises clients in the following areas:

  • Asset and stock acquisitions and sales
  • Preparation for sales of businesses
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • The federal Anti-Kickback Statute and state law prohibitions on payment of remuneration in return for referrals of health care business
  • The federal Stark Law, which prohibits physician self-referrals, including structuring relationships to meet Stark Law exceptions for “in-office ancillary services,” leasing arrangements, management and personal services arrangements and others
  • Physician compensation models for compliance with Stark and other applicable laws
  • Compliance plans
  • Privacy, security and electronic exchange of health information in compliance with the federal HIPAA and HITECH statutes
  • Corporate representation, including formation, corporate maintenance, shareholders’ agreements and other matters
  • Commercial contracts

Representative Experience

A sample of Amanda’s transactional experience includes: 

  • Counsel to a publicly traded clinical laboratory in more than 30 acquisitions
  • Representation of primary care and specialty physician practices in connection with sales to, and strategic partnerships with, health systems
  • Counsel to home health and home care agencies in acquisitions and dispositions
  • Representation of a contract research organization in sale to an international CRO
  • Counsel to a physician practice in connection with practice acquisition and corporate reorganization
  • Counsel to a publicly traded automotive dealership group in more than 20 transactions, including purchases and sales of retail automotive dealerships
  • Representation of purchasers in management buyout of environmental remediation service company
  • Counsel to “Stalking Horse” buyers in connection with acquisitions under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code

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Honors & Awards

  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers in Health Care Law, 2017
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star in Mergers & Acquisitions, 2011 & 2013
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Memberships

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association Health Law Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association Business Law Section
  • Parker Poe Professional Review Committee
  • Parker Poe HIPAA Compliance Team