Christopher F. Anderson




Christopher (Chris) F. Anderson is a shareholder in the Firm’s Corporate group.

His practice focuses on business transactional matters with an emphasis in healthcare-related clients, healthcare regulatory advice, and complex healthcare mergers & acquisitions.

Chris represents for-profit and nonprofit clients in joint ventures including negotiating limited partnerships and operating agreements, the restructuring of existing joint ventures, and the professional, management and billing services agreements related to each. He has worked with ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) nationwide on matters ranging from purchase and sale, federal and state compliance, and anti-kickback statute compliance to syndication and litigation strategy.

Chris’s clients include private equity-backed healthcare management companies, ASC development companies, physician practices, hospitals, medical foundations, independent practice associations (IPAs), clinical labs, healthcare technology companies, and companies providing concierge health services and telemedicine.

Chris is a member of the Business Law and Health Law Sections of the American Bar Association and Sacramento County Bar Association and a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and California Society for Healthcare Attorneys. He received his BA from the University of California, Davis and his Juris Doctor with Distinction from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, graduating first in his class and awarded the honor of class valedictorian.  In 1999 he participated in the founding of healthcare and business law firm, Salem & Green, which merged with and into Weintraub Tobin in 2022.

Chris served as an infantry officer in the United States Army Reserve from 1990 through 2000. He has volunteered his time with the Cub Scouts for many years and has coached lacrosse for various local youth clubs and Jesuit High School. He lives with his wife, Kathleen, and their seven children (at last count).

Relevant Experience:

  • Providing extensive healthcare regulatory and transactional advice for over 20 years to multi-state ambulatory surgery center (ASC) development companies, including syndication of new ASCs, purchase and sale of existing ASCs, ongoing state and federal compliance issues, including compliance with the anti-kickback statute, general contracting issues, assisting with litigation strategies, negotiation of management agreements, and restructuring of existing ASCs. In connection with ASC syndications, drafted numerous private placement memoranda and subscription agreements and structured syndications in compliance with federal and state securities laws, including Regulation D and Rule 147.
  • Representing for-profit and nonprofit parties in joint ventures including regulatory compliance issues (including tax exemption and UBTI issues) and the negotiation of limited partnership and operating agreements and related professional, management, and billing services agreements.
  • Restructuring existing joint ventures involving hostile investors through the use of cash-out mergers and issuer tender offers.
  • Serving as the interim general counsel to a multi-campus nonprofit hospital located in Northern California, providing legal advice on numerous issues including provider-based joint ventures, the negotiation of hospital-based physician agreements, call coverage arrangements, and the review of independent valuations.
  • Assisting Northern California medical foundations with the drafting and review of a large number of physician employment agreements related to complex compensation terms, including the review of related independent valuations.
  • Representing a healthcare technology company with the acquisition and licensing of a mail-order pharmacy company, including obtaining state licensure in all 50 states.
  • Mergers and acquisitions involving the sale and purchase of technology and healthcare companies, including software developers, medical groups, clinical labs, management companies, pharmacies, imaging centers, and ASCs, including acquisitions involving the restructuring of “S” corporations to limit tax consequences to the seller while maintaining Medicare provider certifications and applicable licenses.
  • Representing a health system in the sale of a laboratory business to a publicly traded company.
  • Representing a California nonprofit mutual benefit corporation (trade association) with respect to nonprofit corporate governance issues and negotiation of its management agreements with its affiliated entities.
  • Assisting medical groups with healthcare compliance issues, including Stark, anti-kickback and related state laws and regulations.
  • Developing litigation strategies involving antitrust, corporate practice of Medicare and unfair business practices (BP §17200) claims in the context of hospital-based physician contract negotiations and the challenge of restrictive covenants limiting the ability of physicians to invest in a surgery center.


Sacramento County Bar Association, Business Law and Health Law Sections

American Health Lawyers Association, Business Law and Health Law Sections


Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2017, 2022, 2023 – Health Care

Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2019 – Business/Corporate

Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2016 – Mergers & Acquisitions

AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®   

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Annual Taxation Award

J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, 1994

B.A., University of California, Davis, 1990

Weintraub Tobin Adds Healthcare Practice with Salem & Green Merger

Weintraub Tobin has expanded to include a Healthcare practice as a result of its merger with Salem & Green, effective January 1, 2022. Healthcare and business attorneys Julie E. Green, Christopher F. Anderson, and Jeanne L. Vance have joined the Corporate Group. These attorneys are practicing at the forefront of…