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Amber McGraw Walsh


Amber Walsh is chair of McGuireWoods LLP’s Healthcare department, focusing on healthcare transactional work and regulatory matters. Her experience includes representation of various types of healthcare providers including hospitals, health systems, dialysis facilities, multi and single specialty medical practices, specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and a variety of healthcare industry entrepreneurs, in sales and acquisitions, joint ventures, general corporate matters, contracting, securities, and regulatory matters.

Her work includes negotiating and drafting transaction documents and counseling clients with regard to the legal aspects of day-to-day operations, including general corporate matters; anti-kickback and Stark issues; self-referral, corporate practice of medicine and fee-splitting prohibitions; HIPAA, certificate of need and licensure requirements; and state and federal securities matters.

Practice Areas

  • Healthcare
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities & Corporate Finance

Professional Associations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • St. Louis Health Lawyers Association

Education

  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, J.D., 2002
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, B.A. Biology, 1999

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois 2003
  • Missouri 2002

Geoff Cockrell

As a partner and co-chair of the firm’s private equity group, Geoff Cockrell has a wide scope of expertise spanning mergers and acquisitions, senior and mezzanine lending, venture capital investments and private equity fund formation. His mergers and acquisition experience representing private equity and strategic purchasers extends across a diverse number of industries from healthcare and energy to manufacturing and agriculture. His lending experience includes advising both commercial and mezzanine lenders on a wide array of financing transactions ranging from senior asset backed lending to traditional mezzanine structures.

Practices & Industries

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Commercial Lending
  • Healthcare

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Illinois Venture Capital Association
  • National Association of Small Business & Investment Companies
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
Education
  • Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana, J.D., magna cum laude, 1997
  • Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, B.A. Business/Economics, cum laude, 1993
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois 1997

Holly Buckley


Holly Buckley, a partner in the Chicago office, is co-chair of the firm’s healthcare and life sciences industry team. Holly focuses on corporate healthcare transactional work and regulatory matters. She primarily counsels private equity funds and healthcare clients, including hospitals and health systems, medical practices and physician-owned hospitals, and ambulatory surgery centers, on a variety of matters, including structuring transactions, regulatory due diligence, affiliation agreements and compliance matters.

Practices & Industries

  • Corporate
  • Entity Formation
  • Healthcare Compliance, Regulation & Policy
  • Healthcare Transactions
  • Life Sciences
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Women in Private Equity & Finance

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD, Certificate in Health Law, magna cum laude, Editor-in-Chief, Loyola University Chicago School of Law Public Interest Law Reporter, 2009
  • The University of Kansas, BS, Business Administration, 2002

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

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