Greg Cardenas has been providing legal services in the health care industry for over 25 years, but becoming a lawyer was not his original career plan. After graduating from Texas A&M University with a degree in finance, Greg went to work in the budget and planning office of Texas Governor William Clements. It was there that Greg saw how experienced attorneys analyzed problems, developed reasoned solutions, and persuaded others to support their solutions. Greg went to law school to develop those skills, and he uses them to serve clients on a full spectrum of corporate, transactional, and regulatory matters.
Greg’s practice is transactional in nature, and is concentrated in the healthcare sector. Greg works with physicians, hospitals, management and development companies, diagnostic and therapeutic healthcare providers, and investors and investment companies that work with healthcare companies. He has assisted clients on a variety of matters including entity formation and capitalization; corporate governance and governing document preparation and negotiation; joint venture negotiation and regulatory structuring; business combinations, and purchases and sales of equity and assets; compliance program development and implementation; and civil and criminal fraud and abuse issues arising under state and federal health care fraud and abuse laws. Greg has served as the Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel of both a publicly traded company that owned and operated an integrated health care delivery system, and a national supply chain services company that served the non-acute health care industry. Greg regularly acts as outside legal counsel and board advisor to small and medium sized companies.
Outside the office, Greg enjoys golf and spending time with his wife Anna and their four daughters. He has served on, or consults with, several charitable and non-profit boards, including the Notre Dame School of Dallas, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, Ursuline Academy, and Stairs, Inc.
Credentials & Experience
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- Texas A&M University, B.B.A. Finance (1986)
- Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Law Review (1995)
- Texas State Bar
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
- U.S. Tax Court