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Charles G. O'Hara

Senior Counsel


One Oxford Centre
301 Grant St, 14th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Fax: 412.394.2555
Practice Areas
Environment, Energy & Natural Resources
Health CareOil & Gas
J.D., cum laude, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1977
B.A., Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, 1970, Political Science
State Bar Licenses
Court Admissions
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Pennsylvania

Charles G. O'Hara

Senior Counsel

Charles G. O’Hara’s practice is devoted primarily to healthcare law, corporate transactions and oil and gas transactions. In his healthcare practice, Charles represents individual physicians, professional corporations and not-for-profit organizations on organizational formation, corporate governance, and employment agreement issues. He also represents hospitals and other healthcare clients regarding medical staff governance, regulatory compliance, compliance with HIPAA and other privacy regulations, and reimbursement matters. Charles’s healthcare clients also include medical staffs, managed care plans, medical billing companies and ancillary healthcare providers.

Other areas where Charles has experience include sales by owners of nursing homes; oil and natural gas projects, software licensing, electric generation projects, waste disposal projects and commercial finance transactions. His oil and gas transactional experience includes negotiation of leases, joint operating agreements, drilling program agreements and other instruments used in exploration activities.

In law school, Charles was Editor-in-Chief of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review. Prior to attending law school, Charles served four years aboard destroyers in the U.S. Navy.


"HIPAA Privacy Standards and University Athletic Departments," College Athletic Trainers’ Society Newsletter, Spring 2003.

"Surgery and the Search for Evidence: United States v. Crowder," 37 University of Pittsburgh Law Review 429(1975).

Speaker at local and regional conferences on healthcare issues.

Represented borrowers in tax exempt bond financings.
Represented corporation in divestiture of a wholesale sales division in an LBO transaction.
Representation of medical billing companies.
Representation of rehabilitation entities.
Documented corporate reorganizations for affiliated corporations.
Representation of medical staffs and hospitals on amendments to medical staff bylaws.
Formation of joint ventures among physicians.
Negotiation of shareholder agreements.
Represented mineral owners for oil and gas lease negotiations.
Participated in settlement of multi-party dispute regarding interpretation of MSW Disposal Service Agreement.
Represented owner of wood-chip burning electric generating facilities.
Provided legal advice and contract drafting for day to day operational issues for WTE facilities.
Participated in preparing responses to RFPs for construction and operation of WTE facilities.
Drafted and revised corporate bylaws.
Represented parties in sales of medical practices to hospitals and in divestitures of medical practices from hospitals.
Represented financial institutions as lender to exploration companies.
Represented corporations regarding obtaining §501(c)(3) status.
Representation of managed care plan.
Represented nephrology clinics in a merger into a publicly traded company.
Negotiation of physician Employment Agreements
Represented hospital in merger transaction.
Represented non-profit hospital in a conversion to for-profit status.
Formation of joint ventures between hospitals and physicians.
Formation of and counsel to medical professional corporations.
Provide advice on regulatory compliance matters.
Represented oil and gas exploration company regarding formation of oil and gas well drilling programs.
Represented major corporation in acquisitions and divestitures of electric power generating projects.
Corporate formation of non-profit entities.
Negotiated MSW Disposal Service Agreements and other project documents for owner of waste to energy (WTE) facilities.
Negotiated amendments to MSW Disposal Service Agreements for WTE facilities.
Represented major corporation in various acquisition and divestiture transactions involving developing technology.
Represented physician parties in corporate split-ups.