Dale C. Van Demark

Dale C. Van Demark advises clients in the health industry on strategic transactions and the evolution of health care delivery models. He has extensive experience in health system affiliations and joint venture transactions. Dale also provides counseling on the development of technology in health care delivery, with a particular emphasis on telemedicine. Dale has been at the forefront of advising clients with respect to the globalization of the US health care industry. He advises US and non-US enterprises with respect to the formation of cross-border affiliations and international patient programs. In addition to writing regularly on matters related to his practice, Dale has spoken at numerous conferences around the world on the globalization of health care.

He is also a member of our legal cannabis industry group. Our Cannabis Industry group is a multidisciplinary team of lawyers providing clients with regulatory, litigation, intellectual property, trade and tax services with respect to their investments and participation in the cannabis industry, all subject to the Firm’s obligations under federal and state laws and bar licensure rules.


  • Frequently serves as lead transaction counsel for leading academic medical centers in affiliations with and acquisitions of community health systems
  • Frequently serves as lead transaction and general counsel for community health systems seeking affiliation and acquisition partners
  • Recently served as lead transaction counsel for a health system in the acquisition of a licensed managed care company
  • Recently advised a leading telemedicine company in the design and implementation of its core business strategy
  • Recently advised a leading academic medical center on the establishment of an affiliation with a Gulf State health care provider for the development of specific service lines in-country
  • Recently advised a leading academic medical center on the establishment of an affiliation with an Asian industrial enterprise for the purpose of developing Asian hospitals


  • Nightingale’s Healthcare News 2009, Outstanding Hospital Lawyers


  • Ripple Effect Images, board of directors
  • Children’s Health Fund, advisory council
  • Patients Beyond Borders, advisory board
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Business Law and Governance Section, Strategic Activities, former vice chair



  • Pace University School of Law, JD, cum laude, 1997
  • State University of New York, at Purchase, BA, cum laude, 1994


  • District of Columbia
  • New York