Edward (Ed) Laborde, Jr. advises hospitals, senior living facilities, support services companies and ancillary health services providers in connection with complex transactions. A trusted advisor to many boards of directors, executive management teams and investors, his approach is entrepreneurial and results-oriented, a byproduct of his years as a general counsel and business executive, as well as his extensive experience structuring, negotiating and closing sophisticated commercial transactions.

Ed has over 25 years of corporate transactional experience, including 20 years with Houston law firms and 5 years as a general counsel, secretary and board member of a publicly owned, for-profit health services company.

Health care representations

  • Non-profit Health System Combination Transaction: Involved in the combination of two of the largest health system in the United States.
  • Hospital Intercompany Transfer: Advised on the transfer of eight (8) non-Catholic care hospitals to newly-created company within Catholic health system.
  • Publicly owned health care provider: Handled complex Chapter 11 restructuring of publicly owned health care provider, including successful Section 363 sale and confirmed Plan of Liquidation and Dissolution.
  • Integrated health care system: Structured reverse merger, creating public company platform and advising on follow-on acquisitions of hospitals, senior living facilities, support services companies and ancillary health services providers.
  • Outpatient service providers: Advised on acquisitions, operations and dispositions of hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) providing outpatient and ancillary health services.
  • Senior care providers: Advised on acquisitions, operations, and dispositions of senior living facilities.
  • Senior care providers: Advised on debt refinancing for senior living facilities under HUD mortgage guarantee program.
  • ASC providers: Advised on acquisitions, organization, construction, financing, and physician syndication of freestanding ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs).,
  • Management service organizations: Advised on the organization and physician syndication of management services organizations (MSOs) for a variety of health service providers.
  • Hospital developer: Advised on the formation and capitalization of a Houston-based developer of physician-owned health care facilities, including related private placement and financing transactions.
  • Physician-owned health business: Handled the debt restructuring, refinancing and workout of 72-bed physician-owned hospital and related businesses.
  • Biotechnology initial public offering: Advised on the initial public offering of approximately $244 million of common stock.
  • Innovative dispute resolution: Advised on litigation management and innovative dispute resolution through mediation and other alternative dispute resolution strategies.
  • Public company representation: Prepared and reviewed reports required under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (e.g., forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K; proxy materials; Section 16 reports, etc.) for a variety of publicly traded companies and their officers and directors.
  • Public and private financing: Advised on numerous private placements, public offerings, institutional capital raises, real estate leasings, equipment financing and other types of financing and refinancing transactions for health services companies.
  • Business in various industries: Advised on numerous mergers, acquisitions, and sales of businesses in across a variety of industries.

Other representation highlights

  • Power Line Construction: Advised on the initial acquisition of a power line construction company in connection with a company’s expansion in U.S. markets.
  • Oilfield services/marine construction: Advised on the initial public offering of common stock in an oilfield services and marine construction company, together with establishing term loan and revolving credit facilities.
  • Fuel distributor: Advised on the formation and capitalization of commercial fuel distribution consolidator and its acquisition of initial platform companies, including related financing transactions.
  • Oilfield services/marine construction: Advised on the formation and capitalization of a Houston-based oilfield services and marine construction company, and its acquisition of the four founding companies.
  • HVAC industry consolidator: Advised on the formation and capitalization of a Houston-based consolidator within HVAC industry and its acquisition of the seven founding companies.
  • Independent energy company: Public debt offerings and commercial paper program for an independent energy company.
  • Marine terminal owner: Advised on the acquisition of commercial shipping terminal facility, including related corporate and financing transactions.
  • Steel fabricator: Advised on the acquisition of multi-state fabrication business, including the placement of senior secured financing and subordinated financing.
  • Seismic data company: Advised publicly held seismic data acquisition company on the acquisition of a seismic data processing and surveying business, including the placement of subordinated notes and warrants with institutional investors.
  • Technology company: Structured the registered rescission offering of prior sales of securities in 44 states on behalf of Houston-based technology company, including all required federal and state securities filings and registrations.
  • Manufacturing company: Handled the restructuring of a privately held manufacturing company to create a pass-through entity for federal income tax purposes.
  • Seismic data processor: Advised on the debt and equity restructuring of a publicly traded seismic data acquisition and processing company, including obtaining SEC approval of proxy solicitation materials.
  • Geothermal energy company: Advised on the debt and equity restructuring of a privately held geothermal energy company.
  • Educational institutions: Arranged tax-exempt bond financings for the construction and financing of private school facilities.