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William W. Meier, III Shareholder


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Bill has substantial experience in representing physicians, physician practice groups, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and ancillary healthcare providers in connection with various healthcare related matters including (i) the interpretation and application of the federal anti-fraud and abuse statute, Texas illegal remuneration laws and the Stark law, (ii) structuring and documenting physician joint venture and affiliation transactions, (iii) organizing and developing medical practice groups, including the preparation of corporate governance documents, shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, and physician peer review and medial staff management, (v) negotiating various contracts between physicians and institutional healthcare providers, including medial director, consulting and service agreements, (vi) contracting for managed care, and (vii) forming IPAs, MSOs, and other managed care delivery systems.

Bill also has a broad, general business practice that includes regular representation of (i) acquiring companies and target companies in domestic and international business combinations of all types, including negotiated mergers and acquisitions and dispositions of stock or assets, or both, involving public and private companies, (ii) entrepreneurs engaged in starting new business or developing emerging growth companies, (iii) issuers in public and private debt and equity financings, (iv) private and publicly-held companies in connection with their general business needs, including contract preparation and corporate governance and compliance matters, (v) participants in strategic joint venture arrangements, including entities partnered with local businesses in Asia, Europe, and South America, and (vi) borrowers and lenders in commercial lending transactions.

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Practice Areas
  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Healthcare
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
Education
  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1982
  • Muhlenberg College, A.B., magna cum laude, 1979
Admissions
  • State Bar of Texas - Business, Corporate Counsel and Health Care Law Sections
  • State Bar of Louisiana
  • State Bar of New York
  • Badge 1
  • Badge 2

Representative Experience

  • Successfully completed a wide spectrum of mergers and acquisitions and financings for his clients, involving in excess of $2.6 billion in the aggregate.
  • Represented clients in transactions involving numerous investment banks and lenders, including:
    • Goldman, Sachs & Co.
    • Merrill Lynch Capital Markets
    • Lazard Freres & Co.
    • The First Boston Corporation
    • MHT Securities L.P.
    • Citicorp, N.A.
    • Bank of America Texas, N.A.
    • Sanwa Business Corp.
    • Banque Paribas
    • Saudi International Bank
    • Texas Commerce Bank
    • Bank One, Texas, N.A.
    • NationsBank of Texas, N.A.
    • Daiwa Securities America Inc.
    • NBD Bank, N.A.
    • Banque AIG
    • Wells Fargo Bank (Texas), N.A.
    • Siemens Financial Services, Inc.
    • William Blair & Company, L.L.C.

Distinctions & Certifications

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent, Peer Review Rated
  • 2017 and 2018 D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas Recipient

Publications & Speeches

  • Maximizing Your Negotiating Leverage Through the Use of a Letter of Intent, 1997
  • An Introduction to International Joint Ventures - A Practical Overview of Business and Legal Considerations, 1994
  • A Legal Overview of Physician Joint Ventures - The Adverse Impact of Recent Regulatory, Judicial and Policy Developments, 1993