Pat Souter is a member of the Health Care Section at Looper Reed & McGraw. His primary areas of practice are related to Transactional and Administrative Healthcare, Corporate, Securities and Antitrust matters. While primarily representing clients in the health care industry, Mr. Souter also advises non-health care entities in a wide array of industries.
A native of Dallas, Texas, Mr. Souter obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Juris Doctorate from Baylor University and is currently a candidate in the M.B.A. Program for Health Services Management at the University of Dallas. He is licensed by the State Bar of Texas and has gained admission to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Tax Court. Additionally, Mr. Souter is a member of the State Bar of Texas, American Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association, and the American Health Lawyers Association. Mr. Souter is also certified by the American Health Lawyers Association as a Mediator and Arbitrator.
Transactional Health Care Matters
Participated in the organization, funding, merger and acquisitions, and ongoing representation of Physician practices, Section 162.001(b) Non-Profit Health Organization certified by the Texas Medical Board (commonly known as "5.01(a) entities"), Management Services Organizations (MSO), Third Party Administrators (TPA), Rural Health Clinics, and health care provider networks such as Independent Practice Associations (IPA) and Physician Hospital Organizations (PHO)
Organization and ongoing representation of entities offering home health, durable medical equipment, hospice, and assisted living services, including various operational, merger and acquisition issues encountered by such entities
Representation of air and ground ambulance companies including various operational, merger and acquisition issues
Ongoing representation of radiology and imaging centers and entities offering diagnostic services, physical therapy and rehabilitation services and other ancillary service providers
Administrative Health Care Matters
Represented healthcare providers before the Texas Medical Board, the Texas Board of Nursing and the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision
Represented health care providers in administrative matters pertaining to Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement
Represented health care providers in administrative and appeal actions with the Texas Department of Insurance and third party insurance payors
Representation in peer review actions with hospital and managed care entities
Corporate and Securities Matters
Incorporated, advised and obtained financing for both health care and non-health care business entities and preparation of all organizational, operational and securities documents as each relates to operational concerns including mergers and acquisitions
Primary attorney on numerous public and private offerings of securities for various business entities including ambulatory surgery centers, pharmaceutical companies and imaging centers.
Representation of investment advisors and broker-dealers.
Antitrust and Related Business Concerns
Advised numerous companies on antitrust concerns related to operational, merger and acquisition concerns
Responsible attorney on federal and state investigations related to antitrust and business practice issues
Participated in the successful request for a Business Review Letter from the U.S. Department of Justice - Antitrust Division for a Group Health Care Purchasing Association
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES, MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
State Bar of Texas, Member
PUBLICATIONS & SPEECHES
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Tax Court
American Bar Association, Member
Dallas Bar Association, Member
American Health Lawyers Association
Certified by the American Health Lawyers Association, Mediator and Arbitrator
"Two Healthcare Worlds Colliding: Peer Review and Human Resource Issues in the Employed Physician Universe", MedStaff News, Vol. 10, Number 2 (September 2011)
Mr. Souter has served as a guest speaker and lecturer on numerous health care, corporate and antitrust subjects and has been a frequent speaker in the Lorman Speaker Series on health care issues.
B.A. - Finance, Baylor University
J.D. - Baylor University school of Law
M.B.A. - Health Services Management, University of Dallas