John Welch has practiced for more than 35 years in the corporate and corporate finance areas. He has represented issuers and underwriters in initial public offerings, secondary offerings, debt offerings, private placements, exchange offers and going private transactions. He has significant experience in domestic and international mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, particularly in the healthcare, financial institutions, and renewable energy industries. Additionally, he advises clients on corporate matters such as employment agreements, stock option and other incentive compensation plans, and corporate governance issues.
His work for healthcare clients includes formation and equity financing for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and skilled nursing/assisted living facilities; representation of large physician practice groups; physician joint ventures and physician-health system collaborations, particularly relating to joint ownership and operation of ASCs; sale and recapitalization transactions for hospitals, surgery centers, and skilled nursing/assisted living facilities; and representation of national and regional home health care companies. His work for financial institutions includes capital transactions, merger and other acquisition transactions, branch sales and acquisitions, and counseling regarding board of directors’ duties in a variety of contexts.