William J. Spratt, Jr.

Firm: Akerman LLP
Location: Miami - FL

  • Three Brickell City Centre
    98 Southeast Seventh Street Suite 1100
    Miami, FL 33131
  • Tel : 305 982 5512
  • Fax : 305 374 5095

Bill Spratt represents large healthcare companies and private equity sponsors in multi-jurisdictional transactions, traversing complex state and federal laws and regulations. A former healthcare administrator, he counsels institutional and non-institutional healthcare providers including hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, outpatient and urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities, hospices, home health agencies, health maintenance organizations, clinical laboratories, radiation therapy centers, durable medical equipment companies, physician networks, and specialty physician groups.

Bill has a wealth of experience in structuring acquisitions, sales, mergers, and reorganizations of healthcare businesses, and analyzing securities documents in healthcare transactions. He advises clients on virtually all sectors of healthcare, including fraud and abuse matters, federal and state regulatory compliance, antitrust issues, managed care arrangements, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues, risk management, and interstate and international transactions. Bill is Board Certified in Health Law by The Florida Bar.

Bill is continually recognized by Chambers USA, where he is described as “strategic, insightful and extremely thorough,” as well as numerous other industry publications. He formerly chaired The Florida Bar Health Law Certification Committee and has taught health law as an adjunct faculty member in the Master of Health Administration programs at Florida Atlantic University and Nova Southeastern University Huizenga Graduate School of Business and Entrepreneurship.

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America 2008-2013, 2015-2020, Listed in Florida for Health Care Law
  • Premier Health Care Lawyers Exclusive Attorney for Miami 2018-2019
  • Chambers USA 2006-2019, Ranked in Florida for Healthcare
  • Super Lawyers Magazine 2006-2018, Listed in Florida for Healthcare
  • South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyers 2014-2016, Listed for Healthcare
  • Miami Herald’s Super Lawyer 2006-2013, Top Florida Lawyer
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite 2004, 2006, 2008-2012, Healthcare
  • South Florida Business Journal 2005, 2007, Recognized as a Heavy Hitter in Health Care
  • Medical Business-South Florida Edition 1993, Best Healthcare Attorney Award

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