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Jason Centolella

Jason represents hospitals, physicians and physician groups, clinically integrated networks, accountable care organizations, physician organizations, independent practice associations, dialysis centers, ambulatory surgery centers, post-acute care providers, private equity firms, and long-term care facilities in all aspects of health care law including affiliations, mergers, acquisitions and sales of facilities, state and federal regulatory compliance, fraud and abuse compliance, joint ventures between hospitals and physicians, physician recruitment and contracting, medical staff matters, and HIPAA compliance.

Jason acts as a trusted advisor to the leaders and boards of hospitals, accountable care organizations, clinically integrated networks, and other large healthcare institutions. He frequently acts as outside general counsel to such institutions. Jason’s focused practice on healthcare related matters is critical to his ability to bring value to his clients. He is able to work with clients, consultants, and regulators to develop solutions for clients outside the range of options that would normally be considered.

Jason is a leader in providing strategic and other advice relating to health reform, including formation of accountable care organizations and joint ventures between providers and payors and issues pertaining to exchanges, new provider/payer payment arrangements, and population health management programs. For example, Jason was counsel to five of the original Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations with a start date of April 1, 2012. Additionally, he is counsel to one of the first New York State Certified Accountable Care Organizations.

In the business law area, Jason acts as legal counsel and a business advisor to many upstate New York and regional businesses. His experience includes contract review, loan documentation review, licensing agreements, succession planning, buy-sell agreements, negotiating and drafting operating agreements and shareholder agreements, joint venture formation, and private placements.

Additionally, Jason represents equipment lessors, vendors, lenders, and lessees in all areas of equipment leasing law. This includes transaction due diligence, drafting lease documentation, forming captive leasing companies, purchase and sale of lease portfolios, recovery of equipment in default scenarios, and disputes regarding lease-end options. Jason acts as outside general counsel to two of upstate New York’s largest equipment leasing companies.

In the mergers and acquisitions area, Jason is often involved from the very beginning of the transaction, identifying potential targets or buyers, arranging financing, conducting due diligence, negotiating transaction documents, and assisting in the transition after closing.