Andrew N. Meyercord

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Dallas Managing Partner
1601 Elm Street, Suite 4600
Dallas, TX 75201
T: 214.954.4135
F: 469.320.6864

Andy Meyercord serves as the firm’s Dallas Managing Partner and head of the Healthcare Practice Group. Board Certified in Health Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Andy is an experienced dealmaker and advisor for healthcare clients in a wide range of transactions and corporate matters, with a primary focus on mergers and acquisitions and ongoing representation of hospitals, clinically integrated networks and hospital-physician affiliations and alignments. His clients also include for-profit and nonprofit healthcare providers, entrepreneurs, an organ procurement organization and major physician practices and networks.

Since joining Gray Reed in 1994, Andy has helped the firm build a comprehensive healthcare practice dedicated to staying ahead of the market and serving the diverse needs of clients in Texas and throughout the country, including outside general counsel representation, corporate structuring and governance, strategic transactions, regulatory and compliance matters, litigation, government investigations plus much more. With deep talent and experience available in the healthcare section and across the entire firm, Andy can ensure that clients receive exceptional representation in every aspect of their businesses.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of physician/hospital partnerships in the acquisition of ambulatory surgery centers
  • Obtain favorable advisory opinion that a specialty hospital was considered "under development" for purposes of the moratorium affecting the "whole hospital exception" to the Stark Law
  • Representation of underwriters in tax exempt financings and taxable credit enhanced bonds
  • Representation of physician partnerships in the development and operation of ambulatory surgery centers and diagnostic imaging centers
  • Organization and representation of managed care organizations
  • Structuring and representing a health care group purchasing organization composed of approximately 35 employers (representation including a request for a Business Review Letter from the Department of Justice regarding the antitrust issues)
  • Ongoing representation of health care providers in medical staff issues, peer review hearings, physician licensing, HIPAA, delivery of patient care, Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement, fraud and abuse, hearings before the Texas Board of Medical Examiners and other licensing Boards

Professional Activities, Memberships & Affiliations

  • Board of Directors, American Bank of Commerce
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Health Law, Exam Commission, member
  • State Bar of Texas (Health Law Section),
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Mediator, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Dallas Graduate School of Management, MBA Program in Health Services Management (1992 - 1997)
  • Board of Directors, Presbyterian Communities & Services, Chairman of the Board of Directors, (2008 – 2017)
  • Member of the Dartmouth Lawyers Association
  • Board Member, North Texas Chapter of the National Kidney Foundation
  • Fellow – Dallas Bar Foundation

Honors

  • Recognized as one of the leading healthcare lawyers in Texas by Chambers & Partners USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2017-2018)
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in Woodward/White, Inc.'s The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Corporate and Health Care Law (2008-2019)
  • Named a "Super Lawyer" by Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters company) as published in Texas Monthly and Law & Politics magazine (2005-2018)
  • Selected as a Best Lawyer in Dallas by D Magazine (2013-2014, 2017-2018)
  • Selected for "Who's Who in Healthcare" by the Dallas Business Journal (2012)
  • Presented with the 2010 Texas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging Board Leadership Award
  • AV Preeminent® rated (the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating designation)

Education

  • J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 1975
  • B.A., Dartmouth College, 1971

Bar Admission

  • Texas

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Assistant

Trudy Strange
D: 469.320.6107
tstrange@grayreed.com