Pullman & Comley’s Health Care Department has been at the forefront of the current trend of increased hospital mergers and acquisitions resulting from federal health care reform. One noteworthy example is our representation of Norwalk Health Services Corporation and its subsidiary, Norwalk Hospital, its proposed affiliation with Western Connecticut Health Network, the parent of Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital. With the end goal of creating an integrated health care system and governing body, our attorneys negotiated the terms of the definitive affiliation agreement, amended certificates of incorporation and bylaws, and conducted due diligence review. While this transaction has been approved by the entities’ boards of directors, it remains subject to approval by federal and state regulators. As our health care system continues to evolve, our firm’s capability to provide a broad range of expertise is a valuable asset to our clients. The due diligence effort for this affiliation was conducted with the assistance of our Real Estate, Labor, Employment Law and Employee Benefits, Business and Finance, Energy and Litigation practice areas.