Elizabeth Dalton is a director in the firm’s Oklahoma City office and serves as the Chair of the Healthcare Practice Group. Her practice focuses on issues relating to the healthcare industry for both taxable and nonprofit businesses. Elizabeth frequently represents clients in a broad range of business transactions, including organization, acquisitions and mergers, secured and unsecured lending, and business contracts. She frequently advises clients regarding corporate and franchise matters, also.
Her healthcare practice includes the representation of hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare institutions and providers on regulatory and transactional matters. With more than three decades of experience, Elizabeth regularly advises clients on matters involving licensing, reimbursement, Medicare and other payer audits and appeals, physician compensation arrangements, antitrust, Anti-Kickback and Stark laws, and fraud and abuse. She has also been involved in the development of healthcare facilities and the structuring of affiliations and joint ventures for healthcare providers.
Elizabeth’s experience has earned her inclusion in Chambers USA with a Band 1 ranking for Healthcare law. The Best Lawyers publication has selected her for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America in the areas of antitrust law, business organizations, corporate governance law, corporate law, corporate compliance law, franchise law, health care law, and non-profit/charities law. The publication also named her Oklahoma City Lawyer of the Year for Healthcare law in 2010 and 2024, for Corporate Compliance law in 2024, for Franchise law in 2016, 2018, 2020, and 2023, for Business Organizations law in 2015, for Corporate law in 2017 and 2020, and for Corporate Governance law in 2021. She was also named a “Top 25 Women Lawyer” by Oklahoma Super Lawyers each year since the publication’s debut in 2006 through 2023.*
Involved in her community, Elizabeth formerly served as President of OKC Beautiful and Upward Transitions. She has also served as a board member for the Lynn Institute for Healthcare Research, Inc. and was a member of Leadership Oklahoma City Class XXIII. She was named as a “Fifty Making a Difference” honoree by the Journal Record in 2008 and 2013, and received the publication’s Leadership in Law Award in 2007.
Elizabeth received her juris doctor from Southern Methodist University and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia.
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