Mike McGrath is a partner in the health care and educational institutions practices at Ropes & Gray. Mike advises hospitals and health systems, educational institutions, managed care organizations, research institutes and nonprofit organizations on a variety of transactional, corporate governance, compliance and regulatory matters. Mike is also a member of the firm’s public finance practice and has served as borrower’s counsel, underwriter’s counsel and bond counsel in connection with both public and private tax-exempt and taxable financings.


  • Advised several colleges and universities in connection with statutory mergers with other educational institutions.
  • Advised various health care systems and community hospitals in connection with both affiliations and mergers with other health care and academic organizations.
  • Advised multiple non-profit organizations in connection with “spin-offs” of certain unincorporated divisions to both non-profit and for-profit acquirers.
  • Counseled an academic medical center in connection with the reorganization of its clinical and academic enterprises.
  • Participated in more than $2 billion in various tax-exempt and taxable bond offerings and bank direct purchases for multiple health care and university clients in Massachusetts, New York, Vermont, Maine and California as borrower’s, bond and underwriter’s counsel.
  • Counseled a for-profit managed care organization in connection with its potential acquisition of another managed care organization.
  • Advised a number of non-profit organizations with respect to various corporate governance issues
  • Provided regulatory and compliance counseling to health care organizations, insurance companies, and educational institutions on a broad range of issues, including federal and state licensure requirements, Title IV compliance, accreditation issues, fraud and abuse laws, and prescription drug and device distribution requirements. 

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