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  • Education
    • J.D., Albany Law School, 2001, Matthew Bender Prize for "Highest Achievement in Trusts and Estates," Albany Law Review, Veterans Legal Aid
    • B.A., Claremont McKenna College, 1995, Politics, Philosophy, and Economics
  • Court Admissions
    • State of California, 2005
    • State of New York, 2002
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2002
Paul Gomez represents health care and behavioral health care providers and investors in some of their most significant acquisitions, joint ventures and affiliations, as well as with respect to their day-to-day operations. He combines his understanding of the major developments driving health care and behavioral health care transactions and affiliations with his knowledge of key legal requirements to help clients reach their respective patient care and business goals in a practical and efficient manner.

Paul's health care/behavioral health care M&A and regulatory practice is centered around:
  • Complex hospital/physician integration models, acquisitions, joint ventures and affiliations 
  • Physician practice acquisitions (Led and completed over 130 physician practice acquisitions/sales)
  • Private equity health care M&A
  • Friendly PC/MSO Arrangements and related regulatory matters 
  • Formation and expansion of license-exempt medical foundation clinics 
  • Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs)
  • Urgent Care Clinics
  • Direct-to-employer ACOs
Paul has been a member of the American Health Law Association for nearly 20 years.
  • Represented Dignity Health and led the structuring of an affiliation related to re-opening and management of L.A. Surge Hospital (COVID-19 inpatients) in a unique arrangement involving another large health system, the State of California and Los Angeles County.
  • Led the healthcare transactional side of the $65 million sale of national behavioral healthcare provider Elements Behavioral Health to a private equity buyer in a highly complex transaction within the context of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy. This transaction received two national M&A Deal of the Year awards.
  • Represented private equity buyer in its multi-million dollar acquisition of a large fertility practice, related ASC and laboratory.
  • Advised major Hollywood movie and television studio in negotiation and entrance into multiple COVID-19 testing and related services agreements to enable re-opening of movie and television production across the United States and in Canada.
  • Represented Silicon Valley TMS in a sale of multiple psychiatric clinics in Northern California to Refresh Mental Health, sponsored by Lindsay Goldberg.
  • Represented CommonSpirit Health in its affiliation with Concert Health to collaborate on expanding availability of remote mental health services to patients in California and potentially across the country.
  • Represented joint venture comprised of two large health systems in corporate restructuring to facilitate greater development and expansion of cancer treatment centers.
  • Represented a California licensed health clinic in its acquisition of several physician practices to further improve access to comprehensive health care.
  • Represented private equity-backed dermatology practice in its acquisition of multiple dermatology practices and related ASCs.
  • Represented client in formation of new company and related contracts to manage, own and operate residential substance use disorder and detox treatment programs.
  • Represented private equity-backed national behavioral health provider in acquisition and development of residential and outpatient substance use disorder and mental health treatment programs in multiple states.
  • Represented MemorialCare Health System in formation of first-of-its kind direct to employer ACO to serve the healthcare needs of employees (and their dependents) of The Boeing Company in Southern California.
  • Represented private equity client in acquisition of an adolescent, residential substance abuse and eating disorder treatment center in California. 
  • Represented a national eating disorder treatment provider in its acquisition of multiple eating disorder treatment facilities and programs in California. 
  • Represented a nonprofit, tax-exempt medical center in California in its formation of a new, license exempt medical foundation clinic and affiliation with a new, multi-specialty medical group. 
  • Represented large, nonprofit, tax-exempt health system in its investment in a joint venture ambulatory surgery center with a national, for-profit surgery center provider in California.