Michael McKinnon has joined the Orange County office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as a shareholder in the Corporate and Securities practice.  He has more than 15 years of experience assisting clients with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity and debt financings and corporate and securities laws. McKinnon joins from the Orange County office of Paul Hastings where he was a partner.

McKinnon has handled large transactions in the healthcare industry and represented numerous life sciences companies and private equity sponsors in their acquisitions and sales of various health care providers, including diagnostic imaging providers, PPO networks, diabetic supply businesses, clinical trial companies, home health companies and urgent care centers. He has handled acquisitions for one of the largest Clinical Research Organizations (CRO) in the U.S. and led the joint venture efforts for a large $4 billion multi-facility integrated healthcare delivery system in the Western U.S.

“In an industry as rapidly changing and dynamic as healthcare, it’s important for us to continue to grow this practice area with key strategic additions of the highest caliber,” said Matt Gorson, President of Greenberg Traurig.  “Michael is one such addition. His deep experience in the financing and transactional side of the healthcare business will complement our existing platform and also help to further expand our services to a wide variety of healthcare clients.”

“We are delighted to welcome Michael to the firm,” said Raymond Leemanaging shareholder of the Orange County office. “He is a top-tier corporate lawyer with unparalleled experience and market knowledge of both the healthcare and private equity sectors, which will further strengthen our well established corporate practice in California and nationally.”

McKinnon serves as outside general counsel for several life sciences companies, including medical device firms and large health systems. McKinnon will be collaborating with the firm’sCorporate and Securities and Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices & Health Care Litigationattorneys in the firm’s California offices, as well as attorneys throughout the firm.

McKinnon previously served as in-house counsel for Apria Healthcare and InSight Health Services Corp., both in Irvine, Calif., with primary responsibility for the companies’ acquisitions, joint ventures and securities matters.  A frequent author on healthcare and corporate issues, McKinnon is also a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.  He received his J.D., cum laude, from Pepperdine University and his B.S. from Cornell University.

McKinnon’s announcement comes on the heels of several key additions in recent months inGreenberg Traurig’s California offices: Rick Taché, a prominent intellectual property attorney joined the Orange County office; longtime bankruptcy and financial restructurings attorneyHoward Steinberg joined its Los Angeles office; and Ginger Heyman Pigott, a litigator in thePharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation practice group, joined the Los Angeles office.

Comprising more than 350 lawyers in more than 30 offices, Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate and Securities/M&A Practice provides advice and services to companies and entrepreneurs throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Greenberg Traurig’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice Group has more than 100 attorneys.

Greenberg Traurig has more than 200 attorneys in California. In addition to Orange County, the firm has offices in Los AngelesSan FranciscoSacramento and Silicon Valley.



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