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Quotation Mark Right iconCaroline is a trusted advisor to our practice. Her calm and reasoned approach has been extremely valuable to us in navigating complex legal and business issues.Quotation Mark Right icon
~ Lesley A., Chief Operating Officer, Multispecialty Ophthalmology Practice, Victoria, Texas

*Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

Quotation Mark Right iconCaroline is an important part of our team not only for her legal experience but also for her knowledge and understanding of the healthcare business and her creative problem-solving.Quotation Mark Right icon
~ Edward D., Chief Executive Officer, Eyecare Management Company, Pennsylvania and Delaware

*Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

Caroline Patterson is a prominent healthcare and business attorney with a reputation for sound judgment, responsiveness, and a creative approach to achieving her client’s legal and business objectives.  Caroline concentrates her practice on a wide variety of transactional, corporate, and regulatory matters, including mergers, acquisitions, sales, strategic partnerships, joint ventures, private equity investments, HIPAA compliance, federal and state laws fraud and abuse laws, ownership and compensation arrangements, and employment negotiations.  Caroline also has extensive experience advising investigators and clinical institutions on clinical trial agreements and clinical research law.

Caroline’s clients include physician practices, hospitals, health systems, management service organizations, life science and other healthcare consulting companies, dental practices, physical therapists, ambulatory care facilities, and individual healthcare professionals. Caroline is a frequent lecturer and contributor to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) on advanced legal topics related to healthcare, including mergers, acquisitions, private equity, fraud and abuse, clinical research, and employment law matters.


Each lawsuit handled by Caroline depends on its unique facts and particular legal circumstances. The following are a list of results obtained by Caroline on behalf of her clients:

  • Represented a three-doctor retina practice in Utah in a sale to a private-equity-sponsored platform for $15 million.
  • Represented an optometry practice with 10 locations in Pennsylvania and Delaware in the sale of its assets to a private equity-backed platform for $29 million.
  • Represented several small and medium-sized dermatology practices in Texas, Iowa, and Colorado in their sales to a large national dermatology practice.
  • Represented physical therapy practice with 7 locations in Delaware and Maryland in the sale of its assets to a national physical therapy platform for $10 million.
  • Represented a fifteen-doctor nephrology practice in its joint venture with a nationally known nephrology value-based care delivery platform.
  • Represent and counsel medical practices in Arizona, California, Oregon, Texas, Florida, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, South Carolina, and Delaware in all healthcare and regulatory matters.
  • Represented a gastroenterology practice with 3 locations in New Jersey in the sale of its assets to a hospital joint venture for $17 million.

*Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.


  • Member, Alumni Board of Directors for Cabrini University