Hal Levinson is one of the firm’s senior corporate and transactional lawyers, having focused his career on complex mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. Hal is known for bringing experienced and practical business oriented legal advice to each transaction.

Overview

Hal Levinson is the co-head of Moore & Van Allen's corporate practice.  Advising business clients on strategic decisions and complex transactions is the focus of his practice.  He has in depth experience leading numerous multi-faceted  transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate finance projects in a variety of industries.

In addition, Mr. Levinson has advised a number of our high growth clients from their inception, handling multiple rounds of venture capital and private equity financing and guiding them through initial public offerings, debt offerings and strategic transactions.  A number of these clients are in the health care and information technology sectors.

A particular focus of Mr. Levinson’s practice has been complex transactions for health care companies.  His experience includes:

  • Designing the legal structure for these clients and negotiating agreements with founders, initial investors and senior management.
  • Numerous acquisitions and divestitures of hospitals around the U.S.
  • Negotiating joint ventures between health care companies and physicians, including advising on all aspects of Stark and anti-kickback laws as they relate to those ventures.
  • Electronic health records issues, including negotiation of EHR vendor agreements, compliance with meaningful use criteria and Stimulus Act incentives requirements.
  • Representing health care clients in all aspects of their debt and equity transactions including private equity and venture capital financing,  initial public offerings, debt offering and  secured lending transactions.

Representative Experience

  • Represented MedCath Corporation in connection with investments in the company by KKR and Welsh, Carson, Anderson and Stowe, and MedCath’s development, in partnership with leading cardiologists, of specialty heart hospitals across the country and the subsequent sales of those hospitals to national and local hospital system
  • Represented the multiple generations of family members that owned Spice World, the country’s leading producer and distributor of garlic and related products, to Palladium Equity Partners
  • Represented Bankers Healthcare Group, a leading provider of financing solutions for healthcare professionals throughout the United States, in the sale of 49 percent of its equity to Pinnacle Financial Partners, the parent company of Pinnacle Bank
  • Represented the founders of ITRenew, a Silicon Valley leading global IT lifecycle management solutions provider, specializing in data center decommissioning and data erasure and security services, in their sale to private equity fund ZMC
  • Counsel to Allergy Partners, one of the country’s largest single specialty physician practices

Notable

Notable

  • Best Lawyers in America, Charlotte Corporate "Lawyer of the Year," 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2008-2021; Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2008-2021
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2006-2009 and 2011-2020
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite, 2021
  • NC Bar Association, Citizen Lawyers Award, 2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell, North Carolina Top Rated Lawyer
  • Member, Board of Commissioners of Carolinas Healthcare System and its Finance and Compliance Committee
  • Chairman of the Advisory Board, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for Jewish Studies
  • Past President, Foundation for Shalom Park, a 50 acre campus which is home to Charlotte's major Jewish agencies, and chairman of its $42 million Endowment and Expansion campaign
  • Past founding Board of Directors Member, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
  • Past President and Board Member, Charlotte Jewish Community Center and Child Care Resources
  • Law Clerk to Hon. James B. McMillan, United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina, 1981-1982

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Affiliations

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar: Executive Committee, Past Member

Education

A.B., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1978, with honors; Phi Beta Kappa

J.D., University of Michigan, 1981

Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1982
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Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2008-2021; Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2008-2021

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