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2024 Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:

Lawrence, Evans & Co. LLC “LECO” is a boutique healthcare financial advisory and investment banking firm that provides buy-side, sell-side, capital raising (debt or equity), and restructuring services to small and middle market healthcare providers and service companies including hospitals, senior housing, physician groups, post acute, behavioral health, home health & hospice, RCM, HCIT, data & analytics, transportation & logistics, niche manufacturing, managed IT, cyber, life science and related ancillary businesses.

Specialty Sponsors:

The Benesch Healthcare+ Practice Group has decades of experience representing healthcare industry stakeholders across the gamut of matters ranging from transactions, to administrative and judicial advocacy, to navigating regulatory and compliance complexities that impact their businesses.  We are experienced in mergers, acquisitions, going private transactions, leveraged buy-outs, non-control investments, recapitalizations, tax-free reorganizations and SPACs.  What sets Benesch apart from many other law firms is the ability to provide a holistic perspective on the challenges and intricacies of the health care industry based on a depth of understanding in areas ranging from health care lending, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, private insurance, antitrust, federal and state fraud and abuse laws, licensure, and survey and certification. Benesch’s healthcare clients appreciate the ability to evaluate transactions from a health care perspective and with a knowledge of how health care facilities operate on a day-to-day basis.

Equity is a nationwide Commercial Real Estate firm with 7 divisions allowing us to provide clients with a full suite of services all under one roof giving us a unique ability to ensure quality control as we guide our clients through our comprehensive range of start-to-finish services we call the Equity 360° Advantage.

Whether you have a business opportunity or you face a legal obstacle, you need an experienced team that knows the industry to help guide you toward success. Dykema’s attorneys work with doctors and professional service organizations on a wide array of sophisticated matters including transactions, regulatory, compliance, litigation, real estate, contracts, brand protection, intellectual properly, tax, labor and employment, and estate planning. Regardless of what legal need you may be facing, our attorneys are happy to talk with you to be sure you are pointed in the right direction. Please visit or for more information.

Contributing Sponsors:

Brennan, Manna & Diamond (“BMD”) was founded in 2000 with the goal of combining highly skilled, talented attorneys with practical experience in business matters to create a new way to provide legal and business services to its clients. BMD’s access to a network of successful business entrepreneurs, consultants and developers allows for innovative solutions, symbiotic partnerships and sound legal and business advice for our clients. With over 70 attorneys in eight offices – BMD follows its mission to Listen, Solve and Empower for clients of all types and sizes in numerous industry sectors nationwide.

​The Healthcare Development & Innovation Group (HDIG) provides the tools to ensure success for Innovation Centers,​ startups, provider innovative processes, and corporate partners/vendors​. HDIG is the most comprehensive database of information about innovation centers and their portfolio companies to help leaders evaluate opportunities, to connect investment priorities with startups in this space, to reveal where needs are not being met and provide benchmarking to evaluate their own centers.  Experience our Accelerated Innovation Program as part of the VIP Marketplace. Additional resources are available throughout the journey to aid in the success of an idea from concept to market.

Focusing on the middle market, RSM US provides integrated transaction advisory, tax, assurance and consulting services. Our work with nearly 3,000 health care organizations gives us a deep understanding of the key trends impacting the industry. In addition, we have performed due diligence on well over 2,500 deals in the past five years, more than 300 of which were health care and life sciences transactions. This in-depth knowledge provides our private equity and strategic buyer clients with industry-specific due diligence considerations.

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP is a large law firm that serves clients in over 30 service areas with 200 attorneys across 8 offices in Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Dayton, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois; Naples, Florida; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C. At Porter Wright, we believe in dynamic legal counsel. In this ever-changing world, we stay agile, pursue innovation and reach further to deliver inspired outcomes. We strive to help clients resolve their most complex legal challenges with a focus on delivering value, providing industry insights, and prioritizing a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Experienced Healthcare Payor Consulting and Revenue Cycle Management. Helping provide  Strategy to Value!

At Taft, we work as one team, driven and committed to helping you succeed. Our attorneys listen and understand that innovative, value-creating solutions help our clients reach their goals. Our collaborative approach, advanced technological resources, and depth of services can transform what you expect from your legal team. Founded in 1885 with an unwavering commitment to client service, our focus remains firm: to deliver innovative and results-oriented legal solutions. Taft also offers government affairs consulting through its affiliate Taft Advisors. Taft Advisors is a bipartisan, diverse, and experienced governmental affairs consulting firm specializing in client advocacy before federal, state, and local governments. We design strategies and implement solutions ranging from complex, federal, multi-year authorizations in Congress to municipal policy development.

We identify, fund, and actively build companies around IP-backed technologies with humanity-improving potential. Founded and staffed by seasoned entrepreneurs, every 1870 player has empathy for the challenges of building a business from zero to one. We focus on the biggest hurdles to bring IP to market: providing earliest-stage funding, developing company infrastructure, defining successful business models, and recruiting dynamic leaders.

At Blackmore Partners Inc., we work with backable executives to build and monetize their background into an acquisition-based deal thesis. We assist the executives through our various databases to build out proprietary deal flow that matches those niches. Then we bring those deal thesis to private equity partners as an independent sponsor or broker. Please visit or for more information.

Emerging businesses require flexible working capital, fueled by expansion and new sales, versus determined by historical financial performance.  United Capital Funding is an accounts receivable financing company founded 25+ years ago, headquartered in St Petersburg, Fl, with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Nashville, and Columbus (Oh).

UCF is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gulf Coast Bank & Trust; one of the largest community banks in Southeast Louisiana with over $3 billion in assets and ranked #14 by the American Bankers Association for community banks under $10 billion in assets.

We are a great source of flexible working capital for emerging businesses with strategic management teams.  Learn more at

As innovation leaders, we constantly create new and better methods of delivery in the face of an industry content to accept the “status quo.”

While you work to sustain your business success and seize the next growth opportunity, let us help you build upon your culture of productivity, service, and results by providing you with infrastructure typically only available to the FORTUNE 500 community.

We proudly serve Employers, Associations, and Advisors.

One-Point-of-CARE. Ultimate Service.

Discover the future of healthcare with KPN Health, Inc. (KPN) – where innovation meets excellence. We’re at the forefront, developing innovative technology specifically for Accountable Care Organizations, hospital systems, and medical practices. Specializing in data aggregation, we offer unparalleled insights through our Dashboards and Solution Sets, enhancing point-of-care decisions and operational efficiency. KPN’s technologies convert clinical and claims data into a comprehensive intelligence platform. This empowers healthcare professionals with a complete 360° perspective on patient health. KPN leads the charge in transforming healthcare, setting new standards in innovation, excellence and management..

Szura & Delonis is a trusted and experienced Michigan-based health care law firm. They assist health care providers, entities and organizations navigating the labyrinth of regulations governing the health care sector. Szura & Delonis is dedicated to providing quality legal services based on rapidly evolving health care laws and regulations.  Moreover, their experience provides valuable real-world insight for providers and entities facing such complex legal issues.  As attorneys and counselors, Szura & Delonis represents clients with acquisitions, mergers and other transactions as well as any administrative or litigation challenges they may encounter.

Deerpath Capital (“Deerpath”​) is a provider of flexible, cash flow-based private debt financing to lower-middle market companies across diverse industries. Deerpath typically seeks to invest between $20 million to $100 million in companies with the following characteristics: – Revenue of $10 million to $200 million – EBITDA of $5 million to $20 million – Established operating history – Financial sponsor-backed and/or owner-operated – Strong recurring revenue and/or high visibility into future cash flow generation Deerpath has origination offices in New York, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Boston and Los Angeles.