Health care providers and other ancillary service providers face many unique challenges when it comes to regulations and laws, not to mention business transactions. Wyatt Beazley, Co-Chair of the Williams Mullen Health Care Section, can help companies in this industry to ensure that their businesses continue running smoothly.
Health care providers and other ancillary service providers face many unique challenges when it comes to regulations and laws, not to mention business transactions. Wyatt Beazley, Co-Chair of the Williams Mullen Health Care Team, can help companies in this industry to ensure that their businesses continue running smoothly.
Wyatt Beazley joined Williams Mullen in 1992 and provides the firm with significant transactional and corporate experience in relation to health care providers and other ancillary service providers.
Wyatt represents a wide range of provider clients, including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health agencies, ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic imaging centers, sleep labs, physician group practices and retail clinics. Wyatt also works with many clients that provide services to, or work closely with, provider clients, including management services organizations and technology companies.
The primary focus of Wyatt’s practice is negotiating and structuring health care transactions and advising clients on the applicability of various federal and state health care laws and regulations. His projects often involve providing advice in the following areas: entity formation and governance, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, and licensure.
Wyatt’s goal with all of his clients is to develop a long-term relationship based on trust and respect. He knows that in selecting an attorney his clients have many good options from which to choose and that health law experience and industry knowledge, by themselves, do not guarantee a satisfied client. Wyatt takes pride in being a good listener so that he can learn as much as possible about his client’s business and industry and develop a common sense approach to resolve the issues that concern his client. Wyatt’s emphasis on client service and efficient, common sense advice has led to many long-term client relationships.
Wyatt received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia in 1989 and his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Richmond School of Law in 1992. While in law school, he was the associate editor of the University of Richmond Law Review (1991-92) and a member of the McNeill Law Society. He also received the American Jurisprudence Awards for the highest grades in contracts and creditors' rights.
Wyatt’s legal career has garnered much recognition. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© (2010-present) and Virginia Super Lawyers magazine (2012-present), and he has been named by Virginia Business magazine as one of the “Legal Elite” (2009-present). In addition, Martindale-Hubbell has rated Wyatt an AV attorney, its highest rating available.
Wyatt believes strongly in giving back to his community. He served as the chairman of the VBA’s Young Lawyer Division, Minority Recruitment Committee for the Richmond area from 1995 to 1999. He is the Immediate Past Chair of the Board for The Doorways, a hospitality house located in Richmond. He is a former member of the board of directors of the Greater Richmond YMCA.
Wyatt is also a member of Williams Mullen's board of directors.
Wyatt’s representative transactions/experience include:
- Joint ventures among hospitals and other health care providers, including radiation oncology joint ventures, diagnostic imaging joint ventures, endoscopy joint ventures and ambulatory surgery centers.
- Management agreements involving health care providers, including long-term management agreements for dialysis centers, cancer care centers and physician practices.
- The acquisition of numerous nursing home and/or assisted living facilities.
- Sales of pools of nursing home facilities to nationally known REITs and the subsequent lease-back of such facilities to the operator.
- Sales of the operations of numerous nursing homes and assisted living facilities
- Accounts receivable financing and other asset-based credit facilities for nursing home facilities, anatomic pathology labs and other health care providers.
- Exclusive coverage agreements between hospitals and hospital-based physicians.
- The combination/merger of various physician group practices.
- Representing the Virginia Department of Health’s contractor in negotiating and structuring Virginia’s All Payers Claim Database.
- Advising numerous health care providers and ancillary service providers on compliance issues involving physician self-referral laws, anti-kickback laws and other fraud and abuse laws.