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S. Rogers Warner Jr.

Retired of Counsel

Rogers Warner had more than 20 years of experience in mergers, acquisitions, and other business ventures. He regularly acted as lead counsel on acquisition matters, assisting the client – whether buyer or seller – in managing the transaction from planning and legal diligence, to negotiating and signing, to closing. He managed transactions in numerous industries with a particular focus on health care and behavioral health services transactions.
His experience also included transactions in other industries, including commercial construction, wholesale distribution (flooring, building products), retail (automobile dealerships), manufacturing (circuit boards, sheet goods, and coated fabrics, industrial machinery), and nonprofit education (charter schools, colleges, and universities).

In addition to mergers and acquisitions, Rogers regularly advised clients on operational and governance matters, such as organizational structure, buy-sell arrangements, material contracts, and loan transactions. He also had extensive experience advising clients on health care regulatory matters, including the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, the federal Stark Law, and HIPAA.

Representative Experience

  • Represented behavioral health services provider/group home operator in successfully closing more than 60 acquisitions throughout the United States.
  • Represented numerous hospital systems in acquiring medical group practices; representation has included strategic planning, development of form employment contracts, working with appraisal consultants on regulatory requirements, planning of optimal legal structures, and negotiating and drafting definitive transaction documents.
  • Served as lead counsel in numerous hospital/physician joint ventures, including ambulatory surgery center transactions.
  • Represented seller of licensed radiation therapy facility to a publicly traded radiation therapy provider.
  • Represented seller of specialty commercial construction business to publicly traded construction company.
  • Represented a nonprofit hospital joint venture providing home health services in sale of the business to a national home health provider.
  • Served as lead counsel in merger of accredited college with accredited university, including assistance in governance issues and analysis of effect on endowments.

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Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America in Health Care Law, 2010-2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America "Lawyer of the Year" in Charlotte for Health Care Law, 2019, 2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ in Mergers; Acquisitions & Joint Ventures; Business Law; Health Care; HIPAA


  • Parker Poe, Lateral Recruiting Partner; Finance Committee; Professional Review Committee