Dale S. Webber maintains a substantial corporate and regulatory practice with a particular emphasis on the representation of clients in the healthcare industry. He regularly counsels clients on a broad spectrum of legal matters ranging from complex business transactions, financings and reorganizations, to all types of contracting and daily operational matters.
Dale is Co-Office Head for Buchanan's Tampa office, a member of the firm's Board of Directors and chair of the firm's Healthcare section. He has also served as chair of the firm's Compensation Committee.
Among the healthcare organizations that Dale regularly represents are national health systems, hospitals, ambulatory care providers, nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities, hospices, home healthcare providers and managed care organizations. He advises clients on a wide variety of legal matters including complex business transactions, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and fraud and abuse prevention, regulatory compliance and licensure, joint ventures and partnerships, physician contracting, managed care contracting and corporate restructuring.
In his transactional practice, Dale has served as lead counsel in transactions exceeding several billion dollars in aggregate value. He has negotiated, structured and completed acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, joint operating agreements and financings involving significant health systems, health facilities and other business interests. Dale is experienced in handling the legal implications of these transactions, including business structures and liability protection, regulatory and governmental approvals, antitrust clearance, and bond and other debt financing.
Another aspect of Dale's practice involves representing clients in resolving corporate governance disputes whether through litigation or alternative dispute resolution. He has worked closely with members of the firm's litigation section to resolve governance disputes in a number of "bet the company" litigation matters.
In recognition of his professional accomplishments, Dale has received Martindale Hubbell's highest rating (AV) for legal ability and ethics. He has been named by Tampa Bay Magazine as one of “Tampa's Top Rated Lawyers” for several consecutive years, and is recognized by his peers through selection to the Florida Super Lawyers list. He was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® list consecutively since 2016 in the category of Healthcare Law and was named "Lawyer of the Year" in the 2020 edition. In 2007, Dale was one of only 86 lawyers nationwide who were specifically recognized in a BTI client survey as providing superior client service in corporate transactions.
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 1989
Bowdoin College, A.B., 1986, cum laude
American Health Lawyers Association
Health Care Section, Florida Bar
Health Care Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association
Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania, board member
Franciscan Center of Tampa, Florida, board member
Tampa Bay Business Journal, Committee Member, Nonprofit Organization Awards for Fiscal Responsibility