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Admitted to Practice

  • Washington, 1994
  • Michigan, 1993

Jason A. Farber

Chair, Healthcare M&A
Jason Farber focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other business transactions.

He is chair of the Healthcare M&A group, which assists business leaders in transactions that are transforming the healthcare industry, such as hospital mergers and affiliations, private equity-backed management services organization (MSO) restructurings of medical groups, ambulatory surgery joint ventures, and transactions in healthcare technology.

Jason also has a broad-based M&A practice in emerging industries such as digital media and mobile content and services, as well as manufacturing and distribution. He has particular experience with private equity, auction processes, profit-nonprofit transactions and directors' duties in transactions. He also is a frequent speaker on topics related to mergers and acquisitions.

Representative Experience

Health Care Industry

Collaboration between Providence and Walgreens

Counsel to Providence Health & Services in joint venture to operate express care centers in Walgreens stores in Washington and Oregon. (2015)

Sale and recapitalization of Community Psychiatry

M&A counsel to Community Psychiatry in formation of MSO and its sale and recapitalization with New Harbor Capital. (2015)

Sale of Emergency Certifications

M&A counsel to Emergency Certifications in stock sale to Career Step, a portfolio company of Revelstoke Capital Partners. (2015)

Clinically integrated network joint venture for Physicians Insurance

M&A counsel to Physicians Insurance a Mutual Company in its strategic investment in a clinically integrated network co-founded with The Polyclinic and Premera Blue Cross. (2015)

Sale and Recapitalization of West Dermatology

M&A counsel to West Dermatology, a medical practice and related MSO with over 20 locations in three states, in its sale and recapitalization with Enhanced Equity Funds. (2014)

Spinoff of Pack4U

M&A counsel to Catalyst Healthcare Ltd. in the cross-border recapitalization and spinoff of Pack4U Corp., a high-tech central fill pharmacy, to management and Monarch Capital. (2014)

Oroville joint venture

M&A counsel to Oroville Hospital in skilled nursing facility joint venture with EmpRes Health Care. (2014)

Swedish affiliation with Kadlec

M&A counsel to Providence affiliate Western HealthConnect in becoming the sole member of Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, Washington. (2014)

Swedish affiliation with PacMed

M&A counsel to Providence affiliate Western HealthConnect in becoming the sole member of Pacific Medical Center dba PacMed Clinics. (2014)

SightLife acquisition of Ocular Systems

M&A counsel to SightLife in acquiring the assets of cornea processor and medical device company. (2014)

Highline Pathology affiliation with CellNetix

M&A counsel to Highline Pathology in combination of pathology groups. (2014)

Providence affiliation with St. John’s Health Center

M&A counsel to Providence Health System-Southern California in becoming the sole member of St. John’s Health Center and acquiring all of the Santa Monica real estate from Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System. (2014)

Olympia Medical Center merger with Alecto

M&A counsel in three mergers to transfer hospital and medical office building to Alecto Healthcare. (2013)

FUJIFILM Holdings tender offer and merger

Local counsel in $995 million acquisition of SonoSite, Inc. (2012)

Physicians Insurance RRG acquisition

M&A counsel in acquisition of RRG management companies. (2012)

Acquisition of Medical Billing Solutions

M&A counsel to acquirer of medical billing company. (2011)

Bristol-Myers-Squibb tender offer and merger

Local counsel in $885 million acquisition of ZymoGenetics, Inc. (2010)

Providence affiliation with Oregon hospital

Providence Health System – Oregon in its affiliation with Willamette Falls Medical Center. (2009)

Madrona Medical Group affiliation

Sale of assets to and affiliation with PeaceHealth. (2008)

Other Major Transactions

HasOffers Series A financing

Representation of HasOffers in $9.4 million Series A financing. (2013)

POP, Inc. stock sale of digital agency

Sale of digital agency to Advance Publications, Inc. (2013)

Smashing Ideas Inc. merger of digital agency

F-Reorganization of S corporation followed by merger with a subsidiary of Bertelsmann/Random House in an auction process. (2011)

Snakcorp Holdings sale of snack food business

Sale of subsidiaries, Snack Alliance and Nalley's Canada Limited, in an auction process to a private equity- backed producer and distributor of private label seasoned snack foods. (2010)

AdApp, Inc. dba HasOffers tax-free split-off

Split-off of affiliate marketing software company. (2010)

Seattle Times Company sale of newspapers

Sale of Blethen Maine Newspapers, a group of three daily and additional weekly newspapers. (2009)

Acquisition for Trimble Navigation

Acquisition of GPS distributor. (2008)

Winona Capital stock acquisition

Acquisition of Barter Optical and Dragon Optical. (2008)

Amdocs acquisition of QPass

Represented Amdocs, a provider of software and services for billing, CRM, and OSS systems, in its acquisition of QPass, which provides infrastructure for electronic payments. (2006)

Professional & Community Activities

  • American Bar Association, 1993-present
  • Board Member, Washington Vaccine Association
  • Former President, Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club
  • Washington State Bar Association Corporate Act Revision Committee, 2014-present
  • Washington State Bar Association Partnership Law Committee (review of partnership and limited liability company acts), 2006-present

Professional Recognition

  • "Best Lawyers in America" in Mergers & Acquisitions Law by Best Lawyers, 2010-present
  • "Washington Rising Stars," Thomson Reuters, 2003-2006, 2008