Industry services

Life sciences

From initial start-up and entity formation issues to the growth, maturity and succession planning of your business – we understand the challenges you face throughout every stage of growth in the life sciences industry. Many of our attorneys hold scientific degrees and have practical experience and technical knowledge in a variety of life science fields. Our experience encompasses a wide range of biotechnology fields, including:
  • Enzymes  
  • Proteins  
  • Diagnostic assays  
  • Implantable biomedical devices  
  • Wireless sensor/reader systems  
  • Biocompatible materials and systems  
  • Organic and inorganic chemicals  
  • Advanced materials  
  • Material science pertaining to medical devices 

A full service approach and experienced attorneys means your organization has access to a range of legal and business services, including:
  • Antitrust
  • Drug and pharmacy services
  • Environmental 
  • Executive compensation 
  • FDA issues 
  • Government affairs 
  • Healthcare 
  • Intellectual property
  • International
  • Labor and employment counseling and litigation 
  • Mass tort and product liability litigation 
  • Medical devices 
  • Nonprofit 
  • Securities 
  • Tax 
Our clients range from the world’s largest pharmaceutical and medical device companies to start-ups, as well as research centers, universities, investment banking, and venture capital firms.



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Raquel (Rocky) A. Rodriguez

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Richard S. Cooper

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Dan L. Makee

Representative Matters
  • Sales and acquisitions of laboratories. 
  • Assisting laboratories and other healthcare companies in third-party investment transactions. 
  • Sale and acquisition of medical device, nutritional and pharmaceutical companies and businesses.
  • Establishment of laboratory joint ventures. 
  • Structuring of joint ventures for conducting FDA clinical trials. 
  • Development of a HIPAA compliance program for a large university. 
  • Development of a HIPAA compliance plan for a pharmacy chain. 
  • Development of HIPAA and fraud and abuse compliance plan for hospitals, long-term facilities, physicians, laboratories and other healthcare facilities and providers.
  • Formation of an entity for conducting clinical trials. 
  • Formation of a national telemedicine company. 
  • Formation of laboratories. 
  • Restructuring of independent laboratory and related companies. 
  • Representation of a large biotech company in chapter 11 bankruptcy. 
  • Redesign of retirement benefit program for a large laboratory and related entities. 
  • Structuring of the real estate components of hospital and laboratory sales and acquisitions. 
  • Advocacy and professional education initiatives for professional organizations. 
  • Representation of healthcare technology and biotech companies regarding formation, capital raising, and intellectual property matters.
  • Crafting of institutional, bond and private placements financings.