Paul L. Hudson Jr.

Paul L. Hudson Jr.

Founder / Senior Counsel | Atlanta Office


Practice Group(s)



  • Harvard University - (B.A., cum laude, 1971)
  • University of Virginia - (J.D., 1975)

Admitted to Practice

  • Georgia

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About Paul

Paul is a founding partner of the firm and retired from his practice in 2017.  His practice for over 40 years was centered around business and corporate law, with a particular emphasis on the representation of clients in mergers, joint ventures, acquisitions and dispositions of businesses. Transactions involved private as well as public companies, venture capital funds, financial institutions and family companies. A significant sub-specialty was the representation of health care institutions in strategic affiliations and M&A activity. Paul also advised legal entities and their governing bodies on governance issues and fiduciary obligation issues and represented senior corporate executives in their employment and severance packages.

Representative Engagements

  • Represented a national, integrated radiology practice management company in acquisition transactions
  • Represented a national renal dialysis provider in acquiring and developing renal dialysis centers throughout the United States
  • Represented a not-for-profit clinical care and research organization in selling its infusion business to a not-for-profit community health system
  • Represented a limited liability company comprised of large institutional health care systems in establishing the first "statewide" HMO in Georgia
  • Represented a national insurance brokerage firm through eight rounds of equity and debt financing, and in connection with its management equity incentive plans, a total reorganization plan, and its strategic acquisitions of businesses
  • Represented a not-for-profit entity in establishing a research facility and medical clinic specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis
  • Represented a not-for-profit holding company in obtaining tax-exempt status and in the reorganization of two not-for-profit hospices and related foundations
  • Represented a public English company in the acquisition of a US-based manufacturing concern (consideration was cash plus an earn-out)
  • Represented numerous physician practice management companies in acquiring physician practices throughout the United States
  • Represented several hospital management companies in the acquisition and disposition of multiple hospital facilities throughout the United States
  • Represented the seller in the sale of assets of an institutional soft dollar broker to a public company (the consideration was cash plus an earn-out)

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Former Firm Managing Partner (1981-2007)
  • Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys (Director (1989-1995) and President (1993-1994))
  • Member, Editorial Board, Georgia State Bar Journal (1983-1984)
  • Co-Editor, Georgia Hospital Law Manual, 3rd Ed., 1992
  • Atlanta Bar Association (Business and Finance Section)
  • Georgia Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Georgia (Corporate and Banking Law Section; Health Section)
  • American Bar Association (Corporate and Banking Law Section)
  • University of Virginia Parents Council (1999-2003)
  • University of Georgia Parents Council (2002-2006; Co-Chair 2004-2006)


  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as 2014 Atlanta Health Care Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Recognized as a leading Corporate and Health Care practitioner by Best Lawyers in America (listed annually for 20 consecutive years (1993-present))
  • Selected for inclusion on Georgia Super Lawyers list (2004-present)
  • Recognized as a leading Georgia healthcare lawyer (2005-present) in Chambers Leading American Business Lawyers
  • Recognized as one of Georgia's "Top Rated Lawyers" by Martindale-Hubbell and ALM (2012)

Publications and Presentations

  • "Drafting Shareholder Agreements", presented to Practicing Law Institute Program entitled "Drafting Corporate Agreements 2004-2005" (Speaker and Co-Author, 2004)
  • "Legal Issues in Reviewing Contracts", presented to the Executive MBA Class at Georgia State University (Speaker, 1992)
  • "Counseling Independent Directors of Closely-Held/Controlled Corporations", presented to the Corporate and Banking Institute of the Corporate and Banking Section, State Bar of Georgia (Speaker, 1990)
  • "Taking Warrants in Loan Transactions" (co-author), Commercial Lending Review (1986)
  • "Use of Financial Statements and Accounting Concepts and Principles in Connection with Acquisitions and Acquisition Agreements", presented to Atlanta Bar Association (1984 and 1985)
  • "Analysis and Use of Financial Statements", presented to Atlanta Bar Association (1985); Co-Chairman (1984)
  • "The Stark Law: Practical Advice to Hospitals and Health Care Systems", submitted to the Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys - Health Law Update and Annual Meeting (Co-Author, 2002)
  • "A Practical Approach to Conducting a Stark Audit for a Healthcare System", presented to the Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys - Health Law Update and Annual Meeting (Speaker, 2002)
  • "Complying with the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act", presented to a Georgia Hospital Association educational seminar (Panelist, 1996)
  • "Healthcare Fraud and Abuse", presented to the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants - Healthcare Conference (Speaker, 1995)
  • "Health Care Law", presented to the Health Law Association of Emory University Law School (Speaker, 1995)
  • "Valuation and Acquisition of Medical Practices", presented to the Winter Institute of the Georgia Healthcare Financial Institute (Panelist, 1994)
  • "Current Legal Topics Affecting the Health Care Industry", presented to the Summer Meeting of the Georgia Hospital Association (Speaker, 1994)
  • "Managed Care Contracting", presented to the Legal Committee of the American Apparel Manufacturers Association (Speaker, 1994)
  • "Legal Aspects of Managed Care Contracting", presented to a workshop sponsored by the Georgia Healthcare Financial Management Association (Speaker, 1993)
  • "War on Health Care Joint Ventures", presented to the American Society of Appraisers, Annual Business Valuation Conference (1992)
  • "Medicare Fraud and Abuse Safe Harbors", presented to the Spring Institute of the Georgia Healthcare Financial Management Association (Speaker, 1992)
  • "Safe Harbors under the Medicare Fraud and Abuse Statute", presented to the Georgia Alliance of Not-For-Profit Hospitals (1991)
  • "Regulatory Aspects of Clinical Laboratories", presented to the Georgia Academy of Hospital Attorneys (Speaker, 1991)
  • "Managed Care", presented to a Hospital Management Workshop sponsored by the Georgia Healthcare Financial Management Association (1989)
  • "Contracting with HMOs/PPOs", presented to the Georgia Healthcare Financial Management Association (Speaker, 1989)
  • "Acquisitions of Hospitals by For-Profit Hospital Chains", presented to the National Health Lawyers Association (Speaker, 1986)
  • "Health Maintenance Organizations, Preferred Provider Organizations and Other Alternative Delivery Systems", presented to Georgia State University, College of Law Symposium, "Health Care Law in the 1980's" (1985)
  • "Consents" (co-author), Georgia Hospital Law Manual (1984)
  • "Consents to Medical Treatment", presented to Georgia Healthcare Financial Management Association (1983)
  • "Section 952 of the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1980 - Access to Books and Records of Subcontractors", presented to the American Society for Hospital Purchasing and Materials Management of the American Hospital Association (1982)
  • "Quality Assurance - Loss Avoidance: A Means to an End?" presented to Georgia Society of Hospital Attorneys (Speaker, 1981)
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