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May 10, 2018

Krieg DeVault is pleased to announce that Partner and Chair of the firm’s Business, Acquisitions & Securities Practice Group, Brian M. Heaton, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Indiana Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (“ACG Indiana”).  Heaton will begin his term effective immediately.  

Founded in 2002, ACG Indiana consists of approximately 160 members throughout the community assisting investors, executives, lenders and advisors to grow middle-market companies. ACG’s mission is to drive middle-market growth, and has become the most trusted and respected resource for middle-market dealmakers and business leaders who invest in growth and build companies.

About Brian M. Heaton
Brian Heaton serves as Chair of the firm's Business, Acquisitions, and Securities Practice Group and is a long-time member of the firm's Health Care Practice Group.  His practice is primarily focused on providing general corporate and business law advice and assisting start-up and established business and health care provider organizations, including hospitals, physicians, physician groups (including in the fields of radiology, oncology, orthopedics, podiatry, and general practice), ambulatory surgery centers, long-term care facilities and hospital-physician partnerships, with everyday operations and extraordinary transactions.

Mr. Heaton’s practice includes representing both sellers and purchasers in complex transactions involving stock and asset sales, mergers, dissolutions, joint ventures, affiliations, licensing arrangements, and other restructurings.  Mr. Heaton's experience also includes structuring transactions to comply with state and federal licensing and certification requirements, corporate practice of medicine restrictions, fraud and abuse concerns, the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark laws and other regulations unique to the health care industry. Mr. Heaton also frequently serves as external general counsel for his clients and has advised clients as to general corporate governance issues, transfers of ownership, buy-sell agreements, choice of entity decisions, fiduciary duties among owners and management, antitrust and competitive analysis (including assistance with Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) pre-notification filings), and other matters.

About Krieg DeVault LLP  
Krieg DeVault LLP is a diversified law firm representing a wide variety of local, regional and national clients.  It is a business-focused law firm with offices in Indianapolis, Carmel, Mishawaka, and Merrillville, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois; Atlanta, Georgia; and Naples, Florida.  The firm’s attorneys have significant experience in key areas that address the needs of a diversified client base.