King, Michael W.
Mike

Mike King serves as chair of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck's Corporate & Business Department.

Mike has a broad business transactional practice with special emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and general corporate matters, with particular expertise in the health care industry. His mergers and acquisitions experience includes a range of public and private transactions, including leveraged buyouts, asset acquisitions and sales, and joint ventures. His securities experience includes representing U.S. and international issuers and underwriters in public offerings and private placements of equity and debt.

Mike advises a range of health care companies, helping them achieve a wide variety of business goals. His health care practice includes implementing clinic buy and build and de novo growth strategies, structuring joint ventures with physician investors, obtaining private equity and credit facility financing to fund aggressive growth, preparing medical director agreements and medical services agreements, and coordinating ongoing client needs with respect to medical facilities, from construction contracts to leasing to patient and vendor disputes. 

Mike has served as lead counsel to private equity funds in the acquisition of platform companies and assets across a broad range of industries, including services, franchises, energy, transportation logistics, casino gaming and real estate. In connection with his ongoing representation of private equity funds and their platform companies, he handles industry add-on acquisitions, general matters and eventual portfolio company dispositions. Mike regularly structures sophisticated joint venture arrangements for both operational and investment ventures. Notably, Mike served as lead counsel to a $1 billion mezzanine debt facility joint venture, including the structuring and negotiation of the venture and credit facility, as well as structuring, documenting and reviewing over $700 million in mezzanine and senior debt financings.

Representative Matters
  • Represented Fertility Lab Sciences, LLC in the formation of a new fertility laboratory joint venture and intellectual property licensing arrangement in Dallas-Fort Worth.

  • Represented RV Management Corp. and its subsidiary, Renal Ventures Management, LLC in the sale of 100% of the issued and outstanding equity interests of Renal Ventures Management, LLC to DaVita Inc. Renal Ventures Management, LLC owned and operated approximately 40 renal dialysis clinics in the states of Texas, Iowa, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and New Jersey. The sale included a full sale process run by Raymond James, comprehensive negotiations with DaVita Inc., a detailed antitrust review process before the Federal Trade Commission, the divestiture by DaVita Inc. of several clinics (including three acquired clinics), and the spin-off of the infusion and vascular lines of business post-closing.

  • Represented Ergentus Emergency Physicians in its merger with US Acute Care Solutions, a portfolio company of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe.

  • Represented Fertility Lab Sciences, LLC in formation of a new fertility laboratory joint venture and intellectual property licensing arrangements in San Francisco.

  • Represented Fertility Lab Sciences, LLC in formation of a new fertility laboratory joint venture and intellectual property licensing arrangements in Northern Virginia.

  • Brownstein represented Gilbert Hospital, LLC, a general acute-care hospital based in Gilbert, Arizona in connection with its merger with Florence Hospital at Anthem, LLC pursuant to a confirmed Chapter 11 plan of reorganization. Representation included all aspects of a sophisticated merger transaction, including transition of the two hospitals under joint ownership and operation, coordinating employment and equity compensation documents for employees, and identifying and resolving health care regulatory aspects of the foregoing.

  • Represented Fertility Lab Sciences, LLC in a joint venture transaction with Atlanta Center for Reprductive Medicine, LLC to form CCRM Atlanta, LLC.

  • Represented Emergency Physicians at Porter Hospitals in its Agreement and Plan of Merger by and among U.S Acute Care Solutions Holdings, LLC and USACS Management Group, Ltd.

  • Represented Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine, one of Colorado’s leading fertility clinics, in a growth equity investment from TA Associates.

  • Represented CareGivers America in its sale to All Metro Health Care Services, a portfolio company of Nautic Partners.

  • Served as counsel to Renal Ventures Management, LLC on its joint venture with Renal Center of Monroe and Hypertension and Nephrology Specialists Dialysis Ventures, LLC. Both Renal Ventures Management and Hypertension and Nephrology Specialists Dialysis Ventures, LLC are engaged in the business of providing intermittent or continuous renal replacement therapy, dialysis supply services, renal diagnostic testing and other health care services.

  • Served as counsel to Renal Ventures Management, LLC on its sale of interests in and new joint venture with Renal Center of Storm Lake and Renal Associate Holdings, LLC. Both Renal Ventures Management and Renal Associates Holdings, LLC are engaged in the business of providing intermittent or continuous renal replacement therapy, dialysis supply services, renal diagnostic testing and other health care services.

  • Represented WealthTouch Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of consolidated investment reporting services to ultra-high net worth families, family offices, wealth advisors and foundations, in its sale to Archway Technology Partners, LLC, an Indianapolis-based provider of software products and outsourced support services for the investment management and private wealth management industries.

  • Served as counsel to Fertility Laboratory Sciences, LLC on its contribution and joint venture formation of Fertility Lab Sciences of New York, LLC.

  • Represented Clayton Health Systems, Inc. in connection with refinancing of debt with New Mexico Finance Authority as lender, with Union County, New Mexico with respect to Union County General Hospital and continued representation of Union County General Hospital, including providing corporate enforceability opinion and 501c3 opinion.

  • Provided general corporate and health care regulatory advice to Colorado Pain Care, LLC in connection with its joint venture formation and participation in private equity backed pain care platform.

  • Represented Union County, New Mexico in connection with general corporate and health care regulatory matters with respect to Union County General Hospital, including operating and management agreements and potential acquisition of hospital assets.

  • Represented Fertility Lab Sciences in formation of a new fertility laboratory joint venture in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

  • Brownstein represented Renal Ventures Management, LLC in a refinance of a Second Amendment to Credit Agreement and Amendment to Guaranty Agreements with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. as Administrative Agent and Issuing Bank J.P. Morgan Securities LLC as Sole Lead Arranger and Sole Book Runner increasing aggregate commitment to $80,000,000.

  • Brownstein represented Fertility Laboratories of Toronto, LLC in a joint venture transaction with Thomas Hannam Medicine Professional Corporation to establish Fertility Laboratories of Toronto Inc. and Fertility Surgical Centres of Toronto Inc.

  • Brownstein represented Fertility Lab Sciences, LLC in a joint venture formation transaction.

  • Brownstein represented Regional Care Physicians Group, Inc., an Arizona non-profit corporation (the "Buyer," also known as/affiliated with Casa Grande Regional Medical Centers) in an Asset Purchase Agreement with an Arizona medical practice group.

  • Represented Casa Grande Regional Medical Center in its Agreement and Plan of Merger by and among Cancer Treatment Services Arizona, LLC, Cancer Treatment Services International, Arizona LLC, Regional Health Care Ventures and Arizona Radiation Therapy Management Services, Inc.

  • Represented Alliant Energy Services, LLC in its disposition of 100% of the stock of its subsidiary, RMT, Inc. to Infrastructure Energy Services, LLC (IEA).

  • Served as counsel to Renal Ventures Management, LLC on its contribution and joint venture formation of Renal Center of Morristown, LLC and Renal Center of Succasunna, LLC, and the subsequent acquisition of assets from AHS Hospital Corp. and financing. Renal Ventures Management provides intermittent or continuous renal replacement therapy, dialysis supply services, renal diagnostic testing and other health care services.

  • Led a multidisciplinary corporate, tax and health care team on behalf of a healthcare company in creating innovative new joint venture ownership structure for in vitro fertilization labs, leveraging best of breed technologies and best practices through licensing and management systems. Researched and created innovative corporate and business structure achieving business priorities while addressing competing requirements in areas of corporate, tax, insurance, consumer finance, and health care, including restrictions on corporate practice of medicine, fee splitting, self-referral, and anti-kickback.

  • Represented Caduceus, LLC in the acquisition, development and financing of real property in Saginaw, MI; Sandy, OR; Locust Grove, VA; and Ankeny, IA; and the sale of medical office buildings in Chicago, IL; Hainesport, NJ; Chula Vista, CA; and Amarillo, TX.

  • Brownstein represented Alliant Energy in obtaining a $60,000,000 Term Loan from JPMorgan Chase Bank as Lender for its subsidiary, Franklin County Holdings LLC to finance Franklin County Wind Farm.

  • Represented Renal Ventures Management, LLC in its divestiture of certain assets by Renal Center of Midland-Odessa, LLC to Bio-Medical Applications of Texas, Inc.

  • Represented EPPH Holding Company, LLC and Ascend Billing Services, LLC in an asset purchase agreement for the sale of assets of Ascend, a medical billing services company, to Medical Consultants, Inc. and Intermedix Corporation.

  • Served as counsel to Renal Ventures Management, LLC on its contribution, joint venture formation and debt financing for Renal Center of Beaumont, LLC, Renal Center of Orange, LLC, Renal Center of West Beaumont, LLC, Renal Center of Nederland, LLC, and Renal Center of Port Arthur, LLC, and the subsequent acquisition of assets from the other party, which closed on December 15, 2011. Both Renal Ventures Management and Renal Care Group-Beaumont, L.P. provide intermittent or continuous renal replacement therapy, dialysis supply services, renal diagnostic testing and other health care services.

  • Served as counsel to Alliant Energy Corporation in connection with the $1 billion re-syndication of the unsecured revolving credit facilities of Alliant and its two public utility subsidiaries.

  • Served as counsel to Renal Ventures Management, LLC on its contribution and joint venture formation of Renal Center of Fort Dodge, LLC and Renal Center of Webster City, LLC, and the subsequent acquisition of assets from Trinity Regional Medical Center and financing, which closed on December 9, 2011. Both Renal Ventures Management and Trinity Regional Medical Center provide intermittent or continuous renal replacement therapy, dialysis supply services, renal diagnostic testing and other health care services.

  • Represented a renewable energy company and its subsidiaries on corporate and contract issues regarding three wind farms in Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota. Corporate work included negotiating and drafting joint venture structure and equity financing documents. Assisted the companies with negotiating and drafting master supply agreements, and operations, maintenance and supply agreements with vendors and contractors. Finally, assisted with analysis and negotiations concerning the availability of Section 1603 cash grants for its properties.

  • Served as local Nevada counsel to Emergency Medical Services Corporation in an opinion rendered in its $2.7 billion bank financing and private placement of debt securities.

  • Served as counsel to Renal Ventures Management, LLC on its contribution and joint venture formation of Kidney Life, LLC. Both Renal Ventures Management and Kidney Life are engaged in the business of providing intermittent or continuous renal replacement therapy, dialysis supply services, renal diagnostic testing and other health care services.

  • Served as counsel to WealthTouch, Inc. on its licensing, general intellectual property and several rounds of preferred equity and convertible debt.

  • Served as counsel to Renal Ventures Management, LLC. JP Morgan Chase & Co. and Vectra Bank have formed a syndicate to provide an expanded senior credit facility providing up to $50 million of additional capital for growth and operations.

  • Served as counsel to Renal Ventures Management, LLC on its $30 million private placement of debt and warrants with Goldman Sachs, and related redemption of stockholder equity. Renal Ventures Management is engaged in the business of providing intermittent or continuous renal replacement therapy, dialysis supply services, renal diagnostic testing and other health care services.

  • Assisted Aion Partners LLC in its corporate structuring and private placement of limited liability company units to raise equity for bringing its technology to market. Brownstein also secured the intellectual property rights for Aion to sell its proprietary, green technology that minimizes the occurrence of hospital-acquired secondary infections.

  • Served as counsel to BNSF Logistics, LLC on the acquisition of stock of Texas-based third-party transportation logistics/import-export brokerage companies Diversified Freight Logistics, Inc. and Royal Cargo Lines.

  • Served as counsel to Coastal QSR Holdings, LLC on the acquisition of the assets of 44 Taco Bell and multibrand restaurants, concentrated in Florida. The transaction included related real estate owned by Tromble and Company, Inc., Tromble and Company Operations, Inc. and Tromble and Company East, Inc.

  • Represented Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation in various sale and joint venture transactions to build technology platform to meet Congressionally mandated requirements for the rail industry to implement Positive Train Control.

  • Represented Meteorcomm LLC, a global, wireless telecommunications company providing data communications solutions and services, in general corporate and intellectual property licensing transactions.

  • Represented Naples Nephrology in its joint venture with US Renal Care.

News & Events
Community

Denver Health Foundation, Grand Rounds for Community Leaders (2017)

President, Denver Public Library Commission

Past President, Board of Trustees, Denver Public Library Foundation

Pro bono Mediator, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Past President, Board of Trustees, Stapleton United Neighbors

Past Foundation Trustee, Boys’ State Government & Leadership Program

Leadership Denver, Class of 2007

Downtown Denver Partnership 2006 Leadership Program

Past Chairman, Board of Trustees, National Multiple Sclerosis Society (Colorado Chapter)

Past Chair, Denver Public Library Booklover’s Ball Corporate Committee

March of Dimes Revenue Committee

Board Member, Montview Foundation

Publications & Presentations
Education
  • J.D., 1998, cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center
  • B.A., 1995, with honors, Pennsylvania State University, highest distinction, Phi Beta Kappa
Admissions
  • Colorado
  • New York
Recognition

Best Lawyers in America, 2019

Spirit Award, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2015

Chambers USA, Recognized Practitioner, 2014

Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2009-2013

Student Marshal (top graduate), Pennsylvania State University, Department of Political Science

Membership

American Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association

Denver Bar Association

New York Bar Association

ABA Section of Business Law, Corporate Governance Committee

American Health Lawyers Association

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