Kenneth R. Charette

Kenneth R. Charette

Shareholder

Mergers & Acquisitions • Corporate, Business & Banking • Food & Beverage • Healthcare

Kenneth R. Charette is a shareholder in the Firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate, and Healthcare practice group and is Chair of the Food & Beverage industry group.

Mr. Charette routinely assists entrepreneurs, start-ups, privately held businesses, capital partners with a variety of complex transactions, including: mergers and acquisitions (both “Buy-Side” and “Sell-Side” matters), investment transactions, capital raises, joint ventures and other strategic partnerships, reorganizations, management buy-outs, spin-offs, shareholder relations, management incentive plans, corporate governance and other similar matters. He also advises clients regarding various contractual arrangements, such as: service, distribution, sales agency, manufacturing, licensing, endorsements, employment, amongst other relationships.

In his healthcare law practice, Mr. Charette counsels hospitals, surgery centers, medical group practices, independent living facilities and other health care providers (as well as individual physicians). He focuses on transactions specific to the healthcare industry, such as the structuring of practice mergers/acquisitions or joint ventures, physician services agreements, billing and reimbursement matters, medical practice buy-ins/buy-outs and issues of regulatory compliance involving HIPAA’s patient privacy rules, the Stark Law, and the Anti-Kickback Statute.


Representative Matters

 
  • Represents Factory LLC, an innovative venture capital firm, with a one-of-its-kind “scale-up” facility that was purposefully built for food, beverage and pet companies in connection with its numerous investments and business transactions
  • Represented Hidden Meadows on the Ridge Senior Living Community in connection with the sale of its personal care and memory care facilities
  • Represents Stuffed-Puffs, LLC, an innovative confectionery company
  • Represented Computer Designs, Inc. (and various affiliated entities) in sale of its thermoforming business to Nelipack Corporation, which involved facilities in three states and Puerto Rico
  • Represented Signallamp Health Inc., a pioneer in providing remotely-embedded nurse care managers to physicians, in connection with the structuring, negotiation, and completion of its Series A financing with Sopris Capital, a venture capital firm
  • Represented physicians in the acquisition of a multi-specialty pain management practice and related real estate
  • Represented the buyer in connection with the acquisition of two FCC licensed A.M. radio stations
  • Represented a regional early learning company in the sale of its multi-location business to an international, private equity backed, strategic buyer
  • Represented a regional food production company in connection with the sale of its business, and related real estate, to a private equity backed strategic buyer
  • Represented an internationally recognized camera and medical device company with multiple tax-free internal reorganizations
  • Represented a regional health network in connection with the formation of a hospital-physician joint venture ambulatory surgery center (ASC) project. The ASC project involved, among other items, providing advice with transaction structure, helping the client navigate a complex regulatory framework, and conducting a private equity raise pursuant to Regulation D, Rule 506
  • Represented a strategic investment firm in connection with a Seed-Preferred Investment in a Canadian corporation
  • Represented numerous clients in connection with the sale or acquisition of various franchised businesses (e.g. automotive vehicle dealerships, restaurants, etc.)

Education

 
  • The University of Cambridge, LL.M (Cambridge, England)
    • Member of the University’s BUIHA Division 1 Ice Hockey Team
  • The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
    • Comments Editor: The Penn State Law Review
    • Woolsack Honor Society
  • Michigan State University, B.A. (East Lansing, MI)

Bar Admissions

 
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

Honors & Affiliations

 
  • Named one of “Forty Under 40”, Lehigh Valley Business, 2020
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers – Rising Star Edition, 2019 – Present

Clerkships

 
  • Summer Law Clerk for Chief Justice Robert P. Young, Jr., The Michigan Supreme Court (Detroit, Michigan)
  • Legal Intern at The United Nations’ International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (The Hague, Netherlands)
  • Legal Intern at the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, Bureau of Consumer Protection (State College, Pennsylvania)

Community Activity

 
  • Phoebe Ministries, Audit, Finance and Investment Committee, Member, 2019 – Present
  • United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley Emerging Leader