John Saran is a healthcare attorney in Holland & Knight's Chicago office. Mr. Saran focuses his practice on healthcare transactional and regulatory matters.

Mr. Saran regularly advises healthcare companies and private equity investors on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and public offerings in the healthcare and life science industries, including hospitals and healthcare systems, physician and dental practices, management/dental support organizations and digital health companies.

In addition, Mr. Saran has experience in assisting provider platforms with their growth strategy, including add-on acquisitions, complex service arrangements and joint ventures.

Mr. Saran's regulatory practice helps clients navigate the new state healthcare transaction laws and matters related to the corporate practice of medicine, fraud and abuse laws, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and state licensure. Moreover, he assists clients in the development and implementation of regulatory compliance programs, the creation of Kidney Contracting Entities (KCEs) and other value-based care models, and the assessment of ongoing enforcement actions and audits.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Saran worked as a healthcare attorney for a global law firm in its Chicago office.

Community Involvement

Outside of the office, Mr. Saran has volunteered as an auxiliarist for the U.S. Coast Guard. He has held multiple Auxiliary leadership positions, participated in successful search and rescue cases on Lake Michigan and covered Coast Guard operations as an Auxiliary public affairs specialist.


  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D.
  • Northwestern University, B.A., History and Political Science
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 2018-Present
  • Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property, Executive Perspectives Editor, 2012-2013
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, Health Care Law, 2021-2024


Speaking Engagements