Philip S. McSween - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Philip S. McSween

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 615-726-7334

Phil S. McSween is a shareholder in the Nashville office and chairs the Health Law Group. He is a counselor to both nonprofit and for-profit health care providers including hospitals, specialty providers and physician groups on a national basis. He concentrates his practice primarily in health care mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures and has represented clients in almost every state.

Representative transactions include assisting the UT Medical Center in its transfer from the University of Tennessee to a private non-profit foundation and representing a national dialysis provider in its recent sale. His practice has had a particular emphasis in negotiating joint ventures among health systems, physicians and specialty providers and in resolving the prickly governance, financial and operating issues inherent in those transactions.

Mr. McSween has extensive experience in negotiating joint ventures, stock purchases, asset purchases, mergers and share exchanges, non-competition agreements, and employment agreements and assessing due diligence issues. As part of his health care practice, he counsels clients in regard to governmental investigations, fraud and abuse issues, licensure and reimbursement issues and capital formation.

Mr. McSween began his career with a focus on tax issues and served as counsel in several constitutional law cases. He has been a speaker and writer on topics such as Tennessee sales and use tax issues and limited liability companies.

Mr. McSween takes great pride in the close relationships he has developed with the management teams of his clients and their including him in C-suite discussions on critical issues. His greatest sense of accomplishment in his practice is assisting clients in conceiving, developing and deploying strategic initiatives.

Rhodes CollegeBA 1987University of Virginia School of LawJ.D. 1990
Nashville Health Care Council, 2014 – 2015American Health Lawyers Association and Tennessee Health Lawyers Association Editorial Board, Virginia Tax Review, 1988 – 1990 Health Editorial Advisory Board, Law360

Client Comments

"The combination of Phil's health care expertise and his constructive approach to getting things done, make him a valuable member of our team."

-Leif Murphy
DSI Renal, Inc.

"Phil is an excellent lawyer who truly understands the business of his clients. He is an invaluable partner and resource for me and my client. He deserves recognition as one of the Best Lawyers in America, and I strongly encourage his inclusion therein."

-Christopher Kelly
Vice President, Legal
AmSurg Corp.

"Phil McSween is one of the best health care lawyers in the country. He is someone I greatly admire and respect, and I would not hesitate to refer any matter to either he or his firm."

-Christopher Kelly
Vice President, Legal
AmSurg Corp.

"Phil is a thoughtful advisor whose health care expertise and professionalism make him a valuable team member."

-Leif Murphy
DSI Renal, Inc.

Office Location

Baker Donelson Center, Suite 800
211 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN 37201
United States


Practice Areas

Corporate Law
Health Care Law (Transactions)
Mergers and Acquisitions Law