• Jonathan "Tre" Dixon III
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Jonathan "Tre" Dixon III



Tre Dixon represents academic medical centers, not-for-profit hospitals, and public hospitals in a broad range of transactional, strategic, regulatory, and operational matters. As a former in-house counsel for high-performing health care organizations, Tre has a deep understanding of his clients’ perspectives while helping identify the best structure to achieve their goals.

Transactional services include the full range of corporate acquisitions, integrations, and affiliations, including mergers, asset and equity transactions involving distressed entities, joint operating agreements, affiliation agreements, and physician practice acquisitions. Tre has experience structuring funds flow and support arrangements between component parts of large academic health systems. He also provides counsel regarding various hospital-physician affiliations to include administrative and professional services arrangements, co-management agreements, and physician employment agreements.

In addition to transactional counsel, Tre supports clients regarding corporate governance best practices, Stark and anti-kickback compliance, as well as day-to-day hospital operational matters involving patient consent, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act, and the Baker Act. He is certified in health care compliance by the Health Care Compliance Association, supporting his expertise in helping health care industry organizations understand and address legal obligations, and promote organizational integrity through the operation of effective compliance programs.

Prior to entering private practice, Tre was a senior vice president at Tampa General Hospital. In that role, he set strategy and oversaw corporate compliance, internal audit, legal, and risk management services. His transition from an in-house role to private practice was featured in a Business Observer profile.

Tre is chair of the firm’s Health Care Practice and Health Care Industry Group.

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Recent Representations

  • Represented an academic health system in a two-hospital acquisition. Transaction successfully closed involved a membership substitution agreement wherein the client became the sole member of the parent entity for two separately licensed hospitals and numerous physician groups.
  • Represented a hospital in an asset purchase agreement wherein the not-for-profit hospital entity acquired the assets of an oncology practice group.
  • Representing a health system client in an acquisition of a large urology practice.
  • Representing a health system client in an asset purchase of a large multi-specialty physician group practice.
  • Representing a hospital client in a joint venture arrangement involving an ambulatory surgical center.
  • Serving as expert consultant to a client in a Section 363 sale of several distressed health care entities. 


  • The Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law (2024)


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D.)
  • University of Pittsburgh (B.S.)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
  • Pennsylvania
Court Admissions
  • Florida State Courts
  • Pennsylvania State Courts


  • SVP Compliance Legal & Risk Management, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL (2016–2018)
  • Vice President and Senior Counsel, UF Health Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL (2012–2016)
  • Counsel, Adecco Group, NA, Jacksonville, FL (2011–2012)
  • Associate General Counsel, Shands Jacksonville Medical Center Inc., Jacksonville, FL (2008–2011)
  • Attorney II, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Tampa, FL (2006–2008)
  • Judge Advocate General, U.S. Air Force (2000–2006)

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