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Kenneth R. Charette - Allentown, PA

645 West Hamilton StreetSuite 800 Allentown, PA 18101

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Updated: 10/21/2022

Allentown CORPORATE, BUSINESS & BANKING Lawyer

Overview

Kenneth R. Charette is a shareholder in the Firm's Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate, and Healthcare practice group and is Chair of the Food & Beverage industry group.

Mr...

Kenneth R. Charette is a shareholder in the Firm's Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate, and Healthcare practice group and is Chair of the Food & Beverage industry group.

Mr. Charette routinely assists entrepreneurs, start-ups, privately held businesses and capital partners with a variety of complex business transactions, including: mergers and acquisitions (both "Buy-Side" and "Sell-Side" matters), investment transactions, capital raises, joint ventures and other strategic partnerships, reorganizations, management buy-outs, spin-offs, shareholder relations, management incentive plans, corporate governance, cross-border transactions and other similar matters. He also regularly advises clients regarding various related contractual arrangements, such as: service, distribution, sales agency, manufacturing, licensing, endorsements, employment, amongst other relationships.

In his healthcare law practice, Mr. Charette counsels hospitals, surgery centers, medical group practices, independent living facilities, personal care facilities and other health care providers (as well as individual physicians). He focuses on transactions specific to the healthcare industry, such as the structuring of practice mergers/acquisitions or joint ventures, physician services agreements, billing and reimbursement matters, medical practice buy-ins/buy-outs and issues of regulatory compliance involving HIPAA's patient privacy rules, the Stark Law, and the Anti-Kickback Statute.

About Kenneth R. Charette

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder

Practice Areas

  • CORPORATE, BUSINESS & BANKING
  • HEALTHCARE
  • MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
  • INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS & TRADE LAW
  • FOOD & BEVERAGE

Representative Clients

  • Represented a cryogenic instrument, vessel, and piping company in connection with the sale of its business to an internationally recognized strategic buyer
  • Represents Factory LLC, an innovative venture capital firm, with a one-of-its-kind “scale-up” facility that was purposefully built for food, beverage, and pet companies in connection with numerous acquisitions, investments, and other transactions
  • Represented Hidden Meadows on the Ridge Senior Living Community in connection with the sale of its personal care and memory care facilities
  • Represented shareholders of an online retailer of private-label and third-party home improvement products in connection with the sale of the Company to a private-equity backed strategic buyer for $35,000,000
  • Represented numerous “angel” investors in connection with Series Seed, Series A, and other financing investments in both domestic and international companies
  • Represents many food and beverage companies in connection with acquisitions, sales, investments, co-manufacturer agreements, supply/vendor agreements, endorsement agreements and other transactional matters
  • Represented Computer Designs, Inc. (and various affiliated entities) in the sale of its thermoforming business to Nelipack Corporation, which involved facilities in three states and Puerto Rico
  • Represented Signallamp Health Inc., a pioneer in providing remotely embedded nurse care managers to physicians, in connection with the structuring, negotiation, and completion of its Series A financing with Sopris Capital, a venture capital firm, and its Series B financing with a prominent regional health care network
  • Represented physician-group in the acquisition of a multi-specialty pain management practice and related real estate
  • Represented the buyer in connection with the acquisition of two FCC licensed A.M. radio stations
  • Represented publicly traded communications company in connection with various internal corporate governance matters and other transactions
  • Represented a regional early learning company in the sale of its multi-location business to an international, private equity-backed, strategic buyer
  • Represented a regional food production company in connection with the sale of its business, and related real estate, to a private equity-backed strategic buyer
  • Represented an internationally recognized camera and medical device company with multiple tax-free internal reorganizations and other transactions
  • Represented a regional health network in connection with the formation of a hospital-physician joint-venture ambulatory surgery center (“ASC”) project. The ASC project involved, among other items, providing advice with transaction structure, helping the client navigate a complex regulatory framework, and conducting a private equity raise pursuant to Regulation D, Rule 506
  • Represented a strategic investment firm in connection with a Seed-Preferred Investment in a Canadian corporation
  • Represented numerous clients in connection with the sale or acquisition of various franchised businesses (e.g., automotive vehicle dealerships, restaurants, etc.)

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

Pro Bono Activities

  • Phoebe Ministries, Audit, Finance and Investment Committee, Member, 2019 – Present
  • Center for Humanistic Change – Vice President of the Board of Directors
  • United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley Emerging Leader

Past Positions

  • Chief Justice Robert P. Young, Jr., The Michigan Supreme Court, Detroit, Michigan, Law Clerk
  • The United Nations’ International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, The Hague, Netherlands, Legal Intern
  • PA Office of the Attorney General, Bureau of Consumer Protection, State College, Pennsylvania , Legal Intern

Education

  • Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    J.D.
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Honors: Woolsack Honor Society
    Law Review: The Penn State Law Review, Comments Editor
  • Cambridge University Faculty Board of Law The Old Schools, Cambridge, England
    LL.M.
  • Michigan State University
    B.A.

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information

Address

645 West Hamilton StreetSuite 800 Allentown, PA 18101

Fax

  • 610-797-6663

Office Hours

8:30 - 5:00 (M-Th); 8:00 - 4:30 (F)

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Kenneth R. Charette

Included on the 2022 Pennsylvania list


Past Lists

  • 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Kenneth R. Charette on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Named one of “Forty Under 40”, Lehigh Valley Business, 2020
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers – Rising Star Edition, 2019 – Present

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