My clients need proactive solutions to developing issues before they become more complex and expensive problems down the road. I always sit down with clients early on and have a meaningful conversation about their concerns and the ideal outcome, and then we can design the most effective, cost-efficient solution together.
Healthcare providers rely on Elise Schuller Barajas as a collaborative dealmaker and ongoing advisor in a variety of transactional, operational and compliance matters. She has guided clients through numerous healthcare and strategic transactions, with a primary focus on complex acquisitions and sales on behalf of both sellers and buyers. Elise represents a diverse group of healthcare clients throughout Texas and Oklahoma, including acute care hospitals, joint venture hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, dental practices, optometrists, long-term care facilities, ancillary providers, clinically integrated networks and many more. She is Board Certified in Health Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Dedicated to helping clients manage and grow their businesses while minimizing legal risk, Elise also advises on best practices for maintaining compliance with all federal and state regulatory frameworks that impact transactions, everyday operations and company structuring. She has significant experience in developing proactive solutions for a variety of fraud and abuse and other compliance issues, including the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law, the Texas Illegal Remuneration Act, the ACA, HIPAA and the HITECH Act.
Before joining Gray Reed in 2012, Elise practiced in Tulsa, Oklahoma for nearly two years, focusing primarily on healthcare and general business transactions. While studying law at the University of Tulsa College of Law, Elise served as an intern for the Honorable Keith Rapp on the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals, where she further developed her persuasive writing skills and her ability to analyze challenging issues from every angle.