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 and capital partners with a variety of complex business 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, cross-border transactions and other similar matters. He also regularly advises clients regarding various related 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, personal care 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.
Today’s food and beverage companies, from brands to manufacturers to distributors, are operating in complex environments. Beyond the supply chain issues, labor shortages, frivolous lawsuits, and compliance requirements, companies are managing contractual relationships with several players on whom their success lies. Whether you’re a startup or a well-established brand, this post discusses some important considerations […]
Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. is pleased to announce that six attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. In addition, three attorneys were named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers – Rising Stars Edition. Historically, less than 5% of the lawyers in the state are selected for the coveted distinction of Pennsylvania Super […]
Kenneth R. Charette, Shareholder in FLB’s Corporate Business & Banking and Mergers & Acquisitions groups, recently discussed Corporate entity selection and the increasing popularity of Benefit Corporations (B-Corps) on WDIY’s LV Business Beat. Speaking with host Sally Handlon and Peter Krajsa, Co-Chair and Founder of the National Energy Improvement Fund (NEIF), Mr. Charette outlined the […]
Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. is pleased to announce that six attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. In addition, three attorneys were named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers – Rising Stars Edition. Historically, less than 5% of the lawyers in the state are selected for the coveted distinction of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. […]
If your business qualifies, Small Diverse Business certification can provide benefits under both Pennsylvania and federal law. Certification in Pennsylvania is a straightforward process that can be accomplished simultaneously with federal certification. A business can become certified as a Small Diverse Business (or, under federal law, “Small Disadvantaged Business”) through either public or private certification. […]