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Health Care Finance

Ice Miller has a national reputation in health care finance that is based on the depth of our experience, the versatility and creativity of our attorneys and the well-established relationship we have with our long-standing clients.

The Firm is well suited to represent any party to a financing, but we most frequently serve as bond counsel or underwriter’s counsel on financings for hospitals and health systems.  We take a collaborative and team-oriented approach in assisting with all types and aspects of transactions including:

  • Refundings and New Money Projects
  • Fixed and Variable Rate Financings
  • Bank Loans & Direct Purchases
  • Securities & Disclosure Matters
  • Interest Rate Swaps & Novations
  • Intercompany Loans and Guarantees
  • Mergers, Reorganizations and Dispositions of Assets
  • Taxable & Tax-exempt Obligations

Our exceptional services extend beyond the closing of the transaction providing counsel on post-issuance matters that include, but are not limited to, arbitrage rebate compliance, review of Schedule K to the Form 990, credit and liquidity facility extensions and replacements, post-issuance compliance best practices, document amendments, remediations and IRS audits.  We are committed to providing our clients with comprehensive, high-quality advice and counsel at a reasonable cost.


Representative Experience

  • Bond Counsel to the restructuring of Indiana University Health's portfolio involving 19 series of fixed rate, variable rate and direct purchased bonds totaling over $500,000,000 in the aggregate principal amount and related swap novations  having combined notional amounts of 2,000,000,0000
  • Bond Counsel to Parkview Health System's financing and refinancing of its health facilities in an aggregate principal amount totalling over $500,000,000
  • Bond Counsel to the affiliation of several county hospitals and nonprofit health systems
  • Underwriter's counsel to Ohio Health Corporation's fixed rate bond issue and establishment of a commercial paper program
  • Bond Counsel to county hospitals' financings of new facilities with the proceeds of a USDA Rural Development Loans
  • Bond Counsel to Community Health Network's affiliation with Community Howard Regional Health and the subsequent the amendment and restatement of Community's master trust indenture securing a variety of master noteholders including providers of letters of credit, interest rate swaps, revolving lines of credit as well as fixed rate bondholders
  • Bond Counsel to Franciscan Alliance's refinancing or conversion of its portfolio of auction rate securities and subsequent credit facility extensions and replacements


Name Position Phone Email
Jason Berne Partner 312-726-2586
Ben Kitto Partner 614-462-1056
Michael J. Melliere Partner 614-462-2232
David Nie Partner 317-236-2377
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