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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Douglas Mancino

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Work Department

Corporate Governance & Compliance; Health Care Regulatory & Compliance; Health Care Tax-Exempt Organizations; Health Law; Tax-Exempt Organizations; Health Care Mergers & Acquisitions; Clinical Integration; Impact Investment; Tax




Doug Mancino is a partner in the Corporate Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. For more than 40 years he has represented all types of health care and nonprofit organizations on tax, business, and financial matters. He has extensive experience in audits, appeals and other tax controversies, including tax litigation. He has served as counsel to health care clients in a case that defined the limits of tax-exempt organizations participating in health care joint ventures and represents tax-exempt health plans throughout the United States.

Mr. Mancino has authored or co-authored five books and treatises and more than 90 articles concerning tax-exempt organizations and health care issues. He is a former president of the American Health Lawyers Association and served for three years as vice chair publications of the ABA’s Tax Section. Mr. Mancino is a frequent lecturer/speaker on many legal, tax and health care subjects. He enjoys a national reputation as one of the country’s top health care and tax-exempt organization lawyers. 

Mr. Mancino is active in many civic and charitable activities. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Children’s Burn Foundation, and a member of the Boards of Directors of the Irvine Health Foundation, The Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy and Health Net, Inc. (NYSE). He is also a member of the Executive Board and an executive vice president of the Music Center Leadership Council. He has previously served on the boards of several other nonprofit organizations, including the Kent State University Foundation, and the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law.


J.D., The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law (1974) summa cum laude Order of the Coif, Associate Editor, Ohio State Law Journal B.A., Kent State University (1971) cum laude

United States: Industry focus

Healthcare: service providers

Within: Healthcare: service providers

Seyfarth Shaw LLP's client roster includes hospitals, health systems, academic and research institutions, as well as physician groups, emergency centers and behavioral and home health providers. The firm advises on contract negotiations, professional liability claims, transactions, anti-kickback and False Claims Act disputes, data privacy issues and other types of regulatory advice and defense. Houston-based partner Jesse Coleman represented Memorial Hermann Health System as defendant against defamation, fraud and tortious interference claims made by a member of the medical staff, while another highlight was Century City-based Douglas Mancino's work for Intermountain Healthcare on the establishment of generic drug company Civica Rx. Real estate lawyer Cynthia Mitchell in New York and employment partner Kristin McGurn in Boston also specialize in healthcare-related matters.

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)

Within: M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)

Seyfarth Shaw LLP's 'M&A team is efficient, timely and provides excellent business advice'. It acts for private and public companies in all aspects of M&A transactions, including joint ventures, divestitures and investments, and frequently advises on cross-border work. The firm's highly rated labor and employment practice regularly supports the M&A team on deals and the practice stands out for healthcare and franchise M&A. Corporate office chair for the Washington DC team Andrew Sherman led advice to a construction and insurance technology solutions company on the sale of construction bidding software; Atlanta-based Andrew Hough acted for IG Design Group Americas, an international stationery business, in a purchase of all of Impact Innovations' shares; Houston's Paul Pryzant assisted Nasdaq-listed TapImmune, which develops immunotherapeutics, with its merger of equals with immunotherapy innovator Marker Therapeutics; and Theodore Cornell III in Chicago advised a private equity firm on the acquisition of a flooring company. Also in Chicago, M&A chair Suzanne Saxman is 'terrific; she delegates when appropriate but participates on every important call, and is a good source of market intelligence that is helpful for benchmarking anticipated negotiation points'. Saxman advised a human resources services and technology company on the acquisition of a corporation that provides employee engagement and wellbeing solutions, and its subsidiaries. Elsewhere, vice-national M&A chair Andrew Lucano 'may just be the best M&A attorney in New York City - his expertise and attentiveness to detail, along with his business savvy, are critical'; also in New York, Stanley Bloch is 'the most practical and learned M&A attorney' some clients have worked with and 'brings to the table a perspective that few else have'. Washington DC's Robert Bodansky and Douglas Mancino in Los Angeles are other notable advisers; counsel Leslie Kersey was hired in New York from Paul Hastings LLP and Chicago-based Whitney Schmidt is an experienced associate.

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