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Nutter Represents Tufts Health Plan in Combination with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

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Nutter served as legal counsel to Tufts Health Plan in connection with its combination with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. The newly combined nonprofit organization will become one of the region’s largest health services organizations, providing high-quality health coverage in every segment of the market. The Nutter deal team was led by Paul Eklund in the Corporate and Transactions Department, and included Meghan Kelly and Kate Henry on corporate matters and Melissa Sampson McMorrow, Erin Whitney, Laura Marsell, and Michael Mooney on tax matters.

The combination of Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care represents the coming together of two of New England’s most iconic nonprofit health care companies. Representing nearly 90 years of service to its members and the community, together the organization is building upon its diverse legacies and innovative collaboration by making it its purpose to guide and empower healthier lives for members. The new entity will serve 2.4 million members in every segment of the market, regardless of a person’s age, health, race, identity, or income. Additionally, it will be a leading nonprofit across New England, with new scale, cost efficiencies, and a continued commitment to community.

Nutter’s Corporate and Transactions Department represents domestic and international corporations, publicly traded and privately-held companies, private equity firms, nonprofit institutions, and family-owned businesses in a wide variety of domestic and cross-border transactions. The firm’s attorneys advise on significant transactions in every major industry sector, including manufacturing, high technology, life sciences, banking, professional services, real estate, energy, medical devices, and health care. Nutter’s corporate law practice handles the full range of M&A and private equity transactions, including representing buyers and sellers in auctions and bid processes, mergers, asset sales, stock purchases, leveraged buyouts, roll-ups, joint ventures, PIPEs, going private transactions, exchanges of securities, friendly and hostile tender offers, proxy contests, and acquisitions.

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