Smith Hulsey & Busey
Dick is managing partner of the firm, a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and chairman of the firm’s Business Department. Dick’s practice focuses principally on healthcare, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, contract negotiation, general corporate matters, financings, regulatory matters, and antitrust advice.
Dick represents a wide range of corporations, limited liability companies and other entities, including start-up companies and healthcare providers, as well as individual investors. He advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, sales of companies to private equity groups, other corporate and securities related transactions, contract preparation and negotiation, entity structuring, investments by venture capitalists, private placements, and a wide range of financings, shareholder agreements, and corporate governance matters.
His representation of healthcare providers includes health systems, independent hospitals, surgery centers, cancer centers, retirement facilities, and physician groups. His representation of health systems includes advising the Board of Directors, acquiring physician practices, other hospitals, surgery centers and urgent care facilities; bond financings; and advice on Stark, anti-kickback, fraud and abuse and tax exemption issues. His work on behalf of physicians and group practices has included the formation of new group practice entities, mergers of existing group practices, acquisitions by existing group practices of individual clinic operations, internal governance issues, Board composition and corporate bylaws.
Dick also provides guidance on Stark, anti-kickback and other fraud and abuse laws, physician practitioner employer arrangements, non competition agreements, and professional compensation, and parameters for shareholder opportunities.
Dick’s legal work in both healthcare and mergers and acquisitions has been nationally recognized. Best Lawyers in America named him “Jacksonville Lawyer of the Year “in Healthcare Law in 2019 and 2014, and in Mergers & Acquisitions Law in 2017.