We’re going to start a new series of posts on legal and business guides, treatises and books. First up is PLI‘s Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions Answer Book 2014.
PLI recently provided me a copy and I’ve used it in connection with a recent acquisition and generally for information needed for counseling a health care client. The book provides insight into general counseling of clients in the industry, including compliance, business and accounting/tax issues. It’s useful for more than simply M&A type work.
The way the book is set up is different than most legal texts (i.e. info dump) which is refreshing – it is called an “Answer Book” after all and is therefore comprised of answers to the most common questions about health care generally, M&A transactions generally and M&A transactions in the health care context. It also has information on the typical structure of these types of transactions, as well as case studies in the important precedent applicable. Case law is inserted throughout for general propositions.