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Medical Device/Pharma

Cantey Hanger handles a full spectrum of health related legal matters, including civil litigation, administrative litigation, transactional health care, and statutory and regulatory compliance.

The firm has a long history of representation of physicians, hospitals, nurses, nursing homes, and other health care providers in medical negligence lawsuits. The firm also handles mass tort, drug liability, and medical device liability litigation. Our health care liability team incorporates knowledge of statutory and common law authorities with medical and nursing concepts to provide a comprehensive defense to our health care clients in civil claims and lawsuits.

Cantey Hanger represents physicians in contested proceedings and license revocation hearings before the Texas Medical Board, as well as nurses before the Texas Board of Nursing and other providers before their respective boards in Austin. Firm attorneys have comprehensive knowledge and experience in the practice of administrative litigation before multiple health care regulatory boards in Austin, including litigation before the State Office of Administrative Hearings.

Cantey Hanger’s transactional attorneys frequently represent health care clients in connection with a variety of business transactions. Matters regularly handled by these attorneys include entity formation and capitalization, private placements, recapitalizations, financings and re-financings, acquisitions, dispositions, and other liquidity transactions. The firm also prepares and negotiates contracts for physicians and other providers and their employers.

Cantey Hanger advises hospitals and other health care entities regarding credentialing and peer review matters. In addition, Cantey Hanger regularly consults with health care clients in connection with various laws and rules, including HIPAA, the STARK law, the False Claims Act, and both the federal and state Anti-Kickback rules. The firm has decades of experience in providing hospitals, physicians, and physician groups clear and straightforward answers to the complex issues that arise in today’s regulatory climate.

Business Law

Attorneys in the Business Law Section of Cantey Hanger LLP assist local, national and international clients of all sizes in a wide variety of business industries with regard to forming, financing, buying and selling business entities (corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, professional corporations, and professional associations).

Our attorneys routinely advise our clients on the day-to-day legal issues that arise in the operation and governance of their business entities. We handle mergers and acquisitions and public and private offerings of debt and equity securities for companies of all sizes, from start-ups to public companies traded on the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ or the over-the-counter market.

Our clients include small start-up companies, medical practices, hospitals, operating companies, financial institutions and other lenders, venture capital and other investment funds, individual investors, entrepreneurs, franchisors and franchisees, boards of directors and board committees, shareholders, business executives, joint ventures and syndicates. We provide legal services in virtually all areas involving business matters, including:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Public Securities Offerings
  • Private Placements
  • Venture Capital
  • Investment Funds
  • SEC Reporting and Compliance
  • Stock Options and Other Equity Compensation
  • Executive Employment Agreements
  • Business Formation
  • Joint Ventures
  • Franchising
  • Tax-Exempt Bonds
  • Corporate Governance
  • Fiduciary Duties of Directors and Officers
  • Tender Offers and Anti-Takeover Defenses
  • Shareholder Agreements and Disputes

Our industry experience includes, among other industries, health care, computer software, Internet and technology companies, manufacturing, bottling, food processing, retailing, venture capital, media, logistics, oil and gas, and energy services.

Intellectual Property

Cantey Hanger’s Intellectual Property lawyers help clients secure, protect and defend their valuable intellectual property. Our business lawyers can assist in the registration of copyrights and trademarks, draft licensing agreements, and determine the best ways for you to protect your confidential information and trade secrets. Our trial lawyers will fight to protect your intellectual property both in and out of the courtroom — from seeking monetary redress for infringement, to securing court orders preventing the disclosure or misappropriation of your intellectual assets.

Our IP practice group has experience in the following areas:

  • Copyright
  • E-Business
  • Licensing
  • Patent Litigation
  • Technology
  • Trademark
  • Trade Secrets
  • Unfair Competition