Overview

Michael DeAgro is a healthcare attorney who provides healthcare regulatory and corporate counsel to providers on operational matters, compliance matters, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and commercial business arrangements. Based in Holland & Knight's Miami office, he works with clients across various industry sectors, including hospitals, behavioral health providers, telemedicine providers, physician groups, pharmacies, pharmacy benefit managers, ambulatory surgery centers, skilled nursing facilities, long-term care providers, intellectual and development disabilities (IDD) services providers, air ambulance suppliers and medical device suppliers.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. DeAgro was a healthcare attorney for a leading Nashville-based law firm with a prominent national healthcare practice, where he served providers on a range of regulatory issues. Before that, Mr. DeAgro served as an in-house attorney for a large healthcare system in the D.C. region, where he worked primarily with hospitals and behavioral health providers on regulatory and transactional matters.

Prior to law school, Mr. DeAgro co-founded a successful national nonprofit organization that advocates for policies and community initiatives that further substance use disorder services, and provides related services through approximately 50 grassroots-led chapters located across the country. With a passion for and strong background in behavioral health delivery, Mr. DeAgro now leverages his five years of nonprofit management experience to further understand clients' business goals and challenges, as well as the communities they serve. His healthcare business acumen allows him to provide pragmatic counsel on complex issues, bridging compliance and business objectives.

Experience

  • Represented a Tampa, Florida-based healthcare company in its purchase of the assets of a 3D mobile mammography provider
  • Counseled Texas-based physician group in internal investigation involving pain management billing practices
  • Provided healthcare regulatory counsel to a Miami-based bank in its issuance of a loan to a national substance use disorder treatment center
  • Represented a Nashville, Tennessee-based health services company in its acquisition of an East Texas healthcare system
  • Counseled a national hospital management company in an internal investigation involving emergency medicine billing issues
  • Represented a Memphis, Tennessee-based national retail chain in its $40 million sale of specialty pharmacy business to national healthcare company
  • Represented a Tampa, Florida-based national healthcare company in its $2.5 billion acquisition of a privately held managed care organization
  • Represented a national medical distributor in its $800 million sale to a global healthcare supply chain management solutions company
  • Represented a national medical device supplier in multiple acquisitions of wheelchair and/or medical supplies businesses
  • Represented a New York-based investment firm in its recapitalization of a Houston-based group of pharmacies
  • Represented a national specialty pharmacy in its sale to national healthcare organization

Credentials

Education
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude
  • Case Western Reserve University, B.A., Economics
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • Florida
Memberships
  • American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), Behavioral Health Task Force, Privacy Subcommittee Co-Chair, 2019–2020, Providers Subcommittee Co-Chair, 2020–Present
  • AHLA, Behavioral Health Task Force: Leadership Development Program, 2018–2019
  • Nashville Health Care Council, 2018–2019
  • Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, Senior Staff Editor, 2014–2016
Honors & Awards
  • Exceptional Pro Bono Pledge, Georgetown University Law Center, 2016
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Contracts, 2013
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Torts, 2013

Publications

Speaking Engagements