From Idea to Liquidity: Health and Biotech Company Challenges

Date(s) - 15 Nov 2012
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Seasons 52 at Biltmore Fashion Park

Milligan Lawless, P.C., CliftonLarsonAllen LLP and Green Manning & Bunch


“From Idea to Liquidity: Health and Biotech Company Challenges”

November 15, 2012

2:15 PM to 4:15 PM Seminar

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM Cocktails

Seasons 52 at Biltmore Fashion Park

2502 East Camelback Road


The issues facing health and biotechnology companies today are varied and changing.  A misstep along the way can cause an otherwise successful venture to be quickly derailed.  Robert J. Milligan and Steven T. Lawrence from Milligan Lawless, P.C., Chad Kunze from CliftonLarsonAllen and Greg Anderson and Seth Benson from Green Manning & Bunch will share important perspectives on the health and biotech industries.  The seminar will conclude with a panel discussion of key issues facing the industries today.  The seminar will be followed by a time for networking with panelists and attendees.



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2:15 PM to 2:30 PM     

Introductions and Discussion of How To Prepare a Company ForSale

By Steven T. Lawrence, Milligan Lawless, P.C.

 2:30 PM to 2:45 PM 

If You Build It, Will they Pay?  Reimbursement for New Drugs and Devices

By Robert J. Milligan, Milligan Lawless, P.C.

2:45 PM to 3:15 PM   

Hot Accounting Issues in Health and Bio Companies

By ChadKunze, CPA, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

3:15 PM to 3:45 PM    

Investment Banking Update in Health and Bio Industries

By Greg Anderson and Seth Benson, Green Manning & Bunch

 General Panel Discussion + Q&A

5:15 PM to 6:00 PM



Speaker Bios


Robert J. Milligan is a shareholder in Milligan Lawless, P.C., and specializes in health care law. Bob limits his practice to the representation of individuals and companies in the health care and life sciences industry.  Bob is listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” (since 2001), the “Best of The Bar” by The Business Journal and “Southwest Super Lawyers.”  Bob holds a LLM (Biotechnology and Genomics) fromArizonaStateUniversity, a Juris Doctor fromDePaulUniversity and a Bachelor of Science fromNorthernIllinoisUniversity.

Steven T. Lawrence is a shareholder in Milligan Lawless, and focuses on commercials transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, finance and licensing.  Steve has substantial experience in the healthcare industry representing companies and individuals in matters ranging from complex commercial transactions to securities offerings.  Steve is listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” (since 2009) for Corporate Law and Chambers USA for Corporate/M&A Law.  Steve holds a Juris Doctor With Distinction from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, a MBA from theW.P.CareySchool of Business atArizonaStateUniversity and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration fromCaliforniaStateUniversity,Sacramento.

Chad Kunze is a Partner at CliftonLarsonAllen LLP.  Chad recently joined CliftonLarsonAllen’s Phoenix practice from the St. Louis office where he served for 18 years as a partner in the healthcare group specializing in aging services, CCRC’s, developmental disabled, HUD, non-profits and governmental.

Greg Anderson is Managing Director of the healthcare practice at Green Manning & Bunch.  Mr. Anderson has nearly 20 years of finance, accounting and tax experience that he brings to healthcare deals in medical products and services. GMB’s healthcare practice has completed more than $2.3 billion in M&A transactions and financings for both for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare companies. Mr. Anderson has managed sell-side and buy-side merger and acquisition transactions, senior, high yield and convertible debt placements, and equity underwriting.  Mr. Anderson hold a MBA from theUniversity ofChicago and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, summa cum laude, from theUniversity ofUtah.

Seth Benson is Vice President in the healthcare practice at Green Manning & Bunch.  Prior to joining GMB, he worked in healthcare investment banking at Morgan Stanley and Bank of America Merrill Lynch inNew York where he advised clients in the healthcare services, medical products, life sciences and managed care sectors. His experience includes sell-side and buy-side M&A transactions, equity issuances, and investment grade, high yield and convertible debt offerings. Prior to attending graduate school, he worked at Diamond Management and Technology Consultants (now PwC) where he advised healthcare clients on technology strategy and implementation.  Mr. Benson holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology fromDukeUniversity and a MBA in Finance and Health Industry Management from the Kellogg School of Management atNorthwesternUniversity.

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