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Linda L. Fleming

Linda L. Fleming

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Overview

As a health care transactional attorney, Linda Fleming assists providers in all phases of the business cycle, from formation of new entities, creation of joint ventures, acquisitions of businesses to exit strategies, including mergers and buy/sell transactions. With nearly 30 years of legal experience, she has concentrated her practice in health care matters for the last two decades. She represents hospitals and health systems, large physician groups, ambulatory surgery centers and owners of health care providers, including public entities. In her role as a transactional lawyer, Linda participates in client teams for acquisitions and expansions, negotiates deals, drafts purchase and sale agreements and related transaction documents, and advises clients on corporate, contracts, health care, regulatory and governance matters.

Linda has written and spoken extensively on the Affordable Care Act.

 

Experience

  • Represented hospital in purchase of urgent care center (2018).
  • Assisted client in unwind of affiliation agreement, including transfers of membership interests and stock (2018).
  • Represented physician group in sale of majority interest in ambulatory surgery center (2018)
  • Assisted hospital with development of its first off-campus Emergency Department and supporting services, including radiology and lab (2017).
  • Represented hospital in the establishment of ambulatory surgery center (2017).
  • Assisted client in the creation of a community pharmacy (2017).
  • Represented hospital in its secured $10,000,000 financing to affiliated ambulatory surgery center (2017).
  • Assisted hospital in spin off of physician practice and admission of new physician entity into the hospital’s Obligated Group (2016).
  • Represented hospital in $180,000,000+ financing (2015). 
  • Represented Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, Inc. in a tri-party merger (2015).
  • Represented hospice in its affiliation with a larger, nonprofit hospice system (2015).
  • Represented a public entity in a long-term hospital lease transaction (2014).
  • Represented a hospital in refinancing $200,000,000 in bond debt (2013).
  • Represented Tampa General Hospital in its conversion from a public hospital to a private, not for profit corporation with tax-exempt status (1997) and continued representation post-closing (1997 to present).

Recognition

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed as a "Leading Lawyer" by Ambulatory M&A Advisor (2014-2016)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law (2013-2019)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • The Florida Bar 
    • Business Law and Health Care Sections 
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association 
    • Health Care Section 
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Director, Association for Corporate Growth, Tampa Bay Chapter
  • Director, Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, Inc.
  • United Way of Tampa Bay, Keel Club 

Speaking Engagements

  • "The Affordable Care Act: Half Way Home?" Saybrook, CN (November 2014)
  • "What’s New in Healthcare - Current Trends," Saybrook, CN (November 2014)
  • "Linda Fleming Answers Questions About ACA,” WUSF Radio (March 2014)
  • "Linda Fleming Answers Questions About ACA,” WUSF Radio (August 2013)
  • “Acquisition of a Physician Practice,” Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Health Care Industry Conference (pre-conference) Orlando, FL (April 2012) Download Presentation

Pro Bono

  • Represented Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, Inc. in a tri-party merger (2015).

Credentials

Education
  • University of Florida College of Law (J.D., high honors, 1989)
  • Florida State University (B.S., 1979)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • Florida State Courts

Background

  • Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Tampa, FL (1998-2010)

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