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Gerry Griffith practices in the areas of health care transactions, tax-exempt organizations, and regulatory compliance. He also has served as borrower's counsel on several hospital and long-term care bond issues. Gerry's transactional practice focuses on significant transactions, with an emphasis on joint ventures and acquisitions. His tax-exempt organizations practice concentrates on defending major IRS audits, obtaining rulings in complex cases, and community benefit matters.Gerry has represented multiple health systems in major IRS audits. He also is experienced in structuring complex affiliations, including hospital joint operating agreements and other shared control joint ventures. He has obtained several unique private letter rulings from the IRS, including the first ever ruling approving a nonprofit hospital joint operating agreement (PLR 9609012), the first hybrid JOA/merger ruling (PLR 199944046), and the first ruling on disqualified person status of physicians (PLR 201336020).