Ira Jeffrey Coleman

Ira J. Coleman is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm’s Miami office. He is the partner-in-charge of the Miami office and head of the Miami Health Industry Advisory practice. Ira also sits on various Firm committees including the Management, Billings and Collections, Technology and Compensation Committees. He also serves as the Chair of the Firm’s highly regarded annual Healthcare Services Private Equity Symposium and Healthcare Services Private Equity Leadership Forum.

Ira focuses his practice on health care mergers and acquisitions, health care private equity and health system representation. In addition, he has served as counsel in connection with compliance matters and defense of anti-kickback and qui tam suits for health care clients.

Ira has handled matters on behalf of many clients, including Goldman Sachs, Altaris Capital Partners, The Blackstone Group, Halifax Health, The Carlyle Group, TEAMHealth, Harvest Partners, CCMP Capital Advisors, Frontier Healthcare Holdings, IntegraMed, Sagard Capital, MEDNAX National Medical Group, Miami Children’s Hospital, MTS Health Investors LLC, HIG Capital, and Ryder Systems Inc.

Ira has obtained the highest ranking in Chambers USA 2007-2014: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and is categorized as “exceptional, very commercially minded and understands how to protect the client while facilitating transactions”; “very talented, client service-oriented and confident”; and “understands the key issues and solves problems rather than just identifying them”. Ira is also ranked in The Best Lawyers in America.

Ira currently serves on the board of various organizations, including Frontier Healthcare Holdings, Jewish Federation of Broward County, and Nova Southeastern University. He is also a member of the Southeastern Chapter of the Society of Corporate Secretaries. Ira also serves as general counsel to the Healthcare Private Equity Association (HCPEA), a nonprofit trade association that represents the U.S. healthcare private equity industry. He has served in numerous leadership positions for the Florida Bar, the American Bar Association, the American Health Lawyers Association, the Florida Academy of Healthcare Attorneys and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Ira co-authored Navigating Your Way Through the Federal Physician Self-Referral Law: A Guidebook to Stark II (Atlantic Information Services, Inc., 1995; revised 1996; second edition 1998): A Guide to Complying with Stark Physician Self-Referral Rules (Atlantic Information Services, Inc., 2004) and has authored and has been quoted in numerous articles on health law topics. Ira also presents regularly at national health care conferences on a variety of topics.

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Areas of Practice 1) Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC), 2) Corporate Responsibility and Governance, 3) Health, 4) Health - Hospital and Health System Representation, 5) Health - Information Systems, 6) Health - M&A, 7) Health Care Law Reform, 8) Health Ventures/Physician Transactions and 9) HIPAA
Law School University of Miami School of Law (LL.M., 1987); Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center (J.D., 1986)
Admitted Year 1986
Education State University of New York-Albany (B.A., 1983)
Bar Member / Association American State Bar Association, Florida State Bar Association
Most recent firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP
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