Bar Admissions

North Carolina

Education

Judge Advocate General's School, LL.M., with honors, 1987

Duke University, J.D., with honors, 1983

United States Military Academy at West Point, B.S., 1975

Profile

John Garver practices in the areas of health care, joint ventures and insurance law. He has a broad transactional health care practice, including assisting hospitals and health systems, physicians and their practices, dialysis providers and dental practices in structuring and closing acquisitions, affiliations, joint ventures and ownership transfers. John regularly advises clients on compliance and regulatory issues, including the Anti-Kickback and Stark laws, self-audits, overpayments and self-reporting. He co-chairs the firm's Health Care Practice Group and frequently writes and speaks on health law issues.

John also advises corporations and limited liability companies in a variety of commercial and corporate matters, including organizational issues, shareholder and operating agreements, and significant commercial contracts. As co-chair of the firm's Insurance Coverage Practice Group, he also counsels clients on insurance, including negotiating D&O policies and tail coverage, cyber privacy and brokerage contracts.

John served as assistant professor of law and chief of Communications Branch and Writing Office for the JAG School from 1987-89.

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Professional Affiliations

  • American Health Lawyers Association, Business Law and Governance Practice Group, Chair, 2017-18; Vice Chair, 2015-17; Leadership Development Program, 2014-15; Best Practices Health Law Curriculum Steering Committee, 2012-13 
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Health Law Section Council, Member, 2015-18; Insurance Law Section
  • North Carolina Society of Healthcare Attorneys, Board of Directors, 2015-present; Education Committee, 2013-15
  • Health Care Compliance Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executives

Community Affiliations

  • Legal organizer and adviser to nonprofit operator of Charlotte’s tournament soccer complex
  • Lt. Col., USAR (retired), active duty, 1975-89
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