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Michael Peregrine

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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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Healthcare/ Finance: Not-for-profit/ Regulatory & Government Strategies


Partner Michael Peregrine represents corporations (and their officers and directors) in connection with governance, corporate structure, fiduciary duties, officer-director liability issues, charitable trust law and corporate alliances. Michael is recognized as one of the leading national practitioners in corporate governance law.

Michael is outside governance counsel to many prominent corporations, including hospitals and health systems, voluntary health organizations, social service agencies, colleges and universities, and health insurance companies. Clients seek Michael's counsel on matters relating to board conduct, structure, effectiveness, composition and controversy, as well as on internal and external/regulatory challenges to governance. He serves frequently as special counsel in connection with confidential internal board reviews and investigations. He regularly advises boards on complex business transactions, including more than 125 change-of-control transactions in his 37-year career.

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United States: Finance

Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations)

Within: Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations)

McDermott Will & Emery LLP’s key strength lies in its healthcare practice. The group advises nonprofit hospitals, health maintenance organizations and home health agencies, among other tax-exempt healthcare organizations, on areas including tax, sale of assets and corporate matters. The firm is assisting Children’s Hospital of Orange County with tax matters relating to joint venture transactions with other healthcare entities. The nonprofit practice also represents other tax-exempt clients, including universities, trade and professional associations, religious organizations and foundations. The team is advising the PGA Tour (the organization representing professional tournament golfers) on tax matters and on a potential strategic investment. Names to note include Ira Rappeport, Gary Gertler and Erika Mayshar in the Los Angeles office, and Michael Peregrine and Bernadette Broccolo in Chicago.

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United States: Industry focus

Healthcare: service providers

Within: Healthcare: service providers

As ‘easily the best firm to work with in the field’, McDermott Will & Emery LLP’s ‘top-notch group’ has ‘attention to detail and excellent organizational abilities that allows for clear and strong guidance’ making it ‘an unmatched leader across the board’. The department handles the full gamut of healthcare issues encompassing transactions, disputes, regulatory issues, compliance advice and white-collar matters. In a recent highlight, Christopher Jedrey and Charles Buck in Boston advised Steward Health Care on its sale of real estate interests in nine acute care hospitals to Medical Properties Trust. The department also fields Boston-based practice head Stephen Bernstein, who advised Change Healthcare on the data elements of its creation of a healthcare information technology company; Bernadette Broccolo in Chicago, who is a healthcare technology expert; and Chicago-based international healthcare M&A team head John Callahan, who handled Care Capital Properties’ acquisition of six behavioral health hospitals. Clients also praise Kerrin Slattery in Chicago; Miami-based Gary Davis, who specializes in managed care issues; Eric Gordon in Los Angeles, who is ‘a leader for healthcare fraud work’; and the ‘brilliantMichael Peregrine and Jerry Sokol who are based in Chicago and Miami respectively.

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