Lee A. Barkan

Senior Counsel at Proskauer Rose LLP

Lee A. Barkan

Lee A. Barkan

Senior Counsel at Proskauer Rose LLP


Lee Barkan is a senior counsel in the Health Care Department. His practice focuses on corporate counseling a wide range of health care industry clients, including hospitals, academic medical centers, long-term care providers, physicians and physician practices.

He advises clients in health care transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, leasing arrangements, licensing arrangements, and equity and debt financings.

Recent representations include:

*Northern Westchester Hospital Association, in the structuring and closing of a transaction pursuant to which it became a part of the North Short-Long Island Jewish Health Care System

South Nassau Communities Hospital, in the structuring and closing of its acquisition of Long Beach Medical Center

Liberty HealthCare System, in the structuring and closing of a transaction by which Liberty was replaced by Barnabas Health as the sole member of Jersey City Medical Center

National Health Care Associates, in the structuring and closing of its acquisition of 14 nursing homes in Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire

Los Robles Regional Medical Center, an affiliate of HCA, in the structuring and closing of its acquisition of Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital, located in Thousand Oaks, California

West Virginia United Health System, in the structuring and closing of its acquisition of St. Joseph’s Hospital, located in Parkersburg, West Virginia, from Signature Hospital Corporation

*Tomball Hospital Authority, in the structuring and closing of its sale of Tomball Regional Hospital, located in Tomball, Texas, to CHS/Community Health Systems, Inc.

*Caritas Health Care Inc., in the structuring and closing of its acquisition of Mary Immaculate Hospital and St. John's Queens Hospital from St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers

*Richmond University Medical Center, in the structuring and closing of its acquisition of St. Vincent’s Hospital Staten Island from St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers

Lee's path to Proskauer reflects a blend of diverse experiences. After beginning his legal career as a litigator in New York, Lee started his own general practice law firm in New Jersey, where he developed his talents as a corporate generalist, servicing the legal needs of both large and small companies, as well as individuals. Lee then moved in-house as general counsel for a publicly traded health care-related company, where he was able to further refine his skills in matters related to mergers and acquisitions, licensing, real estate, employment, trademarks and securities.

Lee offers a distinctive perspective from his experience as both in-house counsel and client. His focus always has been on developing practical and creative solutions to often complex problems in the most cost-efficient manner possible.

Additional key representations include:

*Beth Israel Medical Center, in the sale of its dialysis business to a joint venture controlled by Fresenius Medical Care North America

*The Mount Sinai Hospital, in connection with the sale of both its home care business and its infusion pharmacy business

*New York Dialysis Services, Inc., an affiliate of Fresenius Medical Care North America, in connection with its acquisition of over 20 renal dialysis facilities • St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in connection with the sale of its home care business

*ABC Health Plan, in an asset sale to Group Health Incorporated (GHI), both of which were not-for-profit organizations

*Federation Employment and Guidance Service, Inc., in structuring and closing its merger with the New York Society for the Deaf, both not-for-profit corporations • New York University Hospital in the development of an administrative services agreement with Salick Health Care to assist in the creation and operation of NYU’s cancer center

*Beth Israel Medical Center, in the development of an administrative services agreement with Aptium W. New York, Inc. to acquire, and receive administrative assistance in connection with the operation of, a cancer center

*Senior Health Partners, Inc., (the members of which were Mount Sinai Hospital, Jewish Home and Hospital for the Aged and Metropolitan Council on Poverty) in connection with a change of control in which it was purchased by an affiliate of HealthFirst, a not-for-profit managed care plan controlled by 22 hospitals

*Beth Israel Medical Center, in the structuring and closing of the sale of its hospice business to Metropolitan Jewish Health System

*Renal Research Institute, LLC, in connection with joint ventures with the University of Michigan and the University of North Carolina to jointly own and operate dialysis facilities

*Island Rehabilitative Services Corp., in connection with the formation of ventures with hospitals and physicians to jointly own and operate dialysis facilities

*Richmond University Medical Center, in connection with a term loan in the amount of $15 million and a revolving line of credit in the amount of $25 million extended by CIT Healthcare LLC, related to its acquisition and operation of its acute care hospital

*Caritas Health Care, Inc., in a debtor-in-possession financing in the aggregate principal amount in excess of $16 million provided by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York and affiliates of Healthcare Finance Group, Inc., related to borrower’s two acute care hospitals in Chapter 11 bankruptcy

*Richmond University Medical Center, in a $35 million senior secured revolving and term loan facility provided by Healthcare Finance Group, LLC

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Senior Counsel at Proskauer Rose LLP
JD, cum laude
Class of 1979

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BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1976

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Senior Counsel
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Proskauer Rose LLP is a law firm in New York, NY. It offers corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate transactions, bankruptcy and reorganizations, taxation, litigation, trusts and estates, intellectual property, and labor and employment law services. It serves the chemicals, entertainment, financial services, health care, hospitality, information technology, insurance, internet, manufacturing, media and communications, pharmaceuticals, real estate investment, sports, and transportation industries. The company was founded in 1875.

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Admitted to the New Jersey Bar
Admitted to the New York Bar
Court Admission: US District Court, Southern District of New York
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