Lynn S. Garson

Counsel

Atlanta
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Overview

Lynn Garson brings a client-focused, business-oriented approach to her practice. She is diligent in facilitating a range of transactions and contracts for healthcare organizations, and she prioritizes their strategic goals. Lynn has extensive experience with physician practice acquisitions, employment and related agreements, clinical trial agreements and regulatory research. 

In addition, Lynn is a mental health advocate and author. In July 2012, she published Southern Vapors, a memoir describing her journey from major clinical depression to recovery, and she has since spoken widely, including for a TEDx Emory talk: “Reforming the Approach to Mental Health in the U.S.” and made numerous presentations to private and public organizations. On December 8, 2013, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published an article on her experience and mental health advocacy in a “Personal Journeys” segment, described by the paper as a feature that "spotlights the lives of extraordinary individuals and the stories that define our region and connect our community."

Select Experience

  • Assisted a multi-hospital system in the acquisition of several large medical practices.
  • Has taken primary responsibility in managing acquisitions by a multi-hospital system of small medical practices, including negotiating and drafting documents from letter-of-intent stage through final documentation.
  • Advises multi-hospital system on physician service agreements, consulting and employment contracts, leases, vendor contracts and clinical trial agreements.
  • Reviews, negotiates and drafts medical director and other agreements with nonemployee physicians.
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Experience

  • Assisted a multi-hospital system in the acquisition of several large medical practices.
  • Has taken primary responsibility in managing acquisitions by a multi-hospital system of small medical practices, including negotiating and drafting documents from letter-of-intent stage through final documentation.
  • Advises multi-hospital system on physician service agreements, consulting and employment contracts, leases, vendor contracts and clinical trial agreements.
  • Reviews, negotiates and drafts medical director and other agreements with nonemployee physicians.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Georgia Bar
    • Lawyers Assistance Committee
    • Suicide Awareness and Prevention Committee
  • Emory Alumni Creative
  • Friends of Emory Psychiatry

Industries

Prior Positions

  • McKenna Long & Aldridge: Associate Counsel
  • Sentara Healthcare: Counsel

Admissions

  • Georgia

Education

  • J.D., Emory University School of Law, 1981; Order of the Coif; Emory Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor
  • B.A., Tulane University, 1975

Languages

  • French