Kinal Patel advises healthcare, life sciences and insurance companies of all sizes as they navigate regulatory reforms and industry trends.

    His practice blends regulatory and transactional activities. It ranges from implementing strategic acquisitions and relationships, managing large-scale physician alignment strategies, and developing innovative governance structures, integration-oriented policies and procedures, to advising clients facing pending and suspected compliance issues and government enforcement actions. 

    His regulatory practice focuses on regulatory, compliance, licensing and managed care arrangements. He has extensive experience assisting clients with structuring shared-risk arrangements, developing and utilizing innovative payment methodologies, and compliance with applicable federal and state law. He also has experience handling pharmacy regulatory matters.

    His transactional practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances in the healthcare and related industries. 

    Prior to joining the firm, Kinal was a legal fellow and staff attorney with a nonprofit multi-hospital system in Texas, where he worked with corporate and clinical leadership in a range of matters, such as system integration efforts, policy and procedure development, and physician contracting, including medical directorships and employment and recruitment agreements. He also worked previously in a national law firm in Houston.

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    • Advising on the sale of outpatient clinics to a publicly traded healthcare organization. 
    • Advising on the sale of multiple physician office locations and ambulatory surgery centers to a publicly traded healthcare organization. 
    • Providing counsel in the private equity investment in a large physician group, including establishing an insurance intermediary. 
    • Advising on the private equity recapitalization of a DME manufacturer and supplier. 
    • Assisting in the establishment of new ACOs and CINs, and advising current ACOs and CINs on governance, membership and payer contracting. 
    • Advising hospitals on licensure and billing compliance. 
    • Advising health insurers on Medicare Advantage and Part D compliance and payer disputes.
    • Advising a national animal health insurer on corporate and operational matters.


    • University of Virginia School of Law, 2012
    • University of Houston, summa cum laude, 2008


    • Ohio, 2016
    • Texas, 2012

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Member, American Health Lawyers Association & Co-Vice Chair, Transactions Affinity Group
    • Member Liaison, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Central Ohio (APABA-CO)

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