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Rick M. Reznicsek


Business and Healthcare Law

Rick Reznicsek assists businesses and their owners achieve their goals.  Some of these goals include:

  • Selling the business
    • To strategic companies or to venture capital or private equity backed enterprises
  • Merging the business with another company
  • Acquiring a strategic partner
  • Preparing documents to raise capital
  • Structuring agreements among the owners of a business
    • Shareholder Agreements
    • Operating Agreements
    • Partnership Agreements
    • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Adding key employees
    • Negotiating and drafting:
      • Compensation packages/bonus incentives
      • Phantom stock or stock appreciation rights
      • Vesting in equity ownership
        • With performance criteria requirements
      • Creating form contracts to use with vendors, suppliers
      • Contract review and analysis
      • Choice of entity for a business (upon start-up or reorganization of the business)
      • Software license agreements

Rick has extensive experience in representation of physicians and health care companies.  He has assisted in the growth of some of the largest physician practices in the country, and has worked closely with many physicians and health care companies on their successful sale to hospitals and private equity backed enterprises.  Rick routinely structures deals to comply with Stark, Anti-Kickback, Fee-Splitting, Patient Brokering and Patient Self-Referral laws.

  • Formation of large single-specialty and multi-specialty physician practices
  • Formation of surgery centers (both single specialty and multi-specialty)
  • Formation of cath labs
  • Merger of physician practices
  • Sale of physician practices, surgery centers, imaging centers and other health care entities
  • Negotiate and draft contracts between physician practices and hospital systems

Rick is a member of the Florida and Georgia Bar Associations, holds the highest rating assigned by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, and has been selected as one of The Best Lawyers in America annually since 2009.  Rick was named the Lawyer of the Year in Jacksonville, Florida for Corporate Law (2022) by Best Lawyers, a distinction provided to only one attorney in the entire city.



  • Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, Tennessee, J.D., 1990
  • Articles Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Transitional Law
  • Santa Clara University, cum laude, B.S., Santa Clara, California (Commerce, Marketing) 1987

Professional Recognition

  • Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year – Corporate Law – Jacksonville, Florida, 2022
  • Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year – Health Care Law – Jacksonville, Florida, 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 1%, 2015
  • The Best Lawyers in America® every year since 2009.  Recognized by The Best Lawyers of America for Business Organizations, Commercial Transactions, Corporate Law and Health Care Law.
  • Chosen as one of Jacksonville’s Best Lawyers for 2012 by Jacksonville Magazine
  • Inclusion into Corporate Counsel’s 2012 Top Rated Lawyers Guide to Healthcare
  • Northeast Florida’s Top Attorney- Jacksonville Magazine, 2011

Recent Presentations / Lectures

  • Long Term Incentive Compensations for Emerging Growth Businesses, presented at Technology Enterprise Center, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Raising Capital, presented at Enterprise North Florida Corporation
  • Legal Considerations in Selling Your Business — A Practical Approach
  • Professional and Medical Ethics. Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Annual Cardiovascular and Medicine Symposiums
  • Current Issues in Health Law. BKR International’s Medical Practices and Health Care Practice Group Meeting
  • Anti-Kickback and Stark Law. Health Law Society, Florida Coastal School of Law
  • New Anti-Markup Rules and Related New Government Regulations. Orlando, Florida
  • Key Issues in Physician Employment Contracts presented to residents of Mayo Clinic Medical Malpractice and Asset Preservation Planning (presented on multiple occasions to physicians throughout Florida)
  • Securities Issues in Raising Capital, presented at Technology Enterprise Center, Jacksonville, Florida, and Biotech Center, Gainesville, Florida
  • Health Care Law Update, presented to BKR accountants and health care consultants

Published Articles

  • “Integrated Group Practices,” published in Florida Medical Business, May 2001