2101 West Clinton Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35805
Post Office Box 2087
Huntsville, AL 35804-2087
Mr. Pendergrass practices primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate and business law, health-care law, and federal government contracts. Mr. Pendergrass has extensive experience in complex transactions involving the health-care industries and aerospace, defense, and other government contractors.
In the area of federal government contract law, Mr. Pendergrass regularly advises clients about issues involving the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the Department of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), Section 8(a) program, small disadvantaged business (SDB) program, the women-owned business (WOSB) program, the service-disabled, veteran-owned small (SDVOSB) business program, and the veteran-owned small business (VOSB) program. In addition, Mr. Pendergrass has extensive experience in teaming agreements, subcontracting issues, affiliation issues, joint ventures, and organizational conflicts of interest (OCI). He has successfully prosecuted requests for equitable adjustments (REAs) and claims under the Contract Dispute Act.
In the area of health-care law, Mr. Pendergrass regularly advises hospitals and physicians concerning regulatory compliance and fraud and abuse issues, such as the Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute. Mr. Pendergrass has represented health-care clients in complex transactions, such as hospital‑physician joint ventures and other arrangements involving radiation therapy, sleep laboratories, and orthopaedic-sports therapy; the acquisition, development, and leasing of medical and physician office buildings; and the divestitures of home health divisions.
Mr. Pendergrass has represented emerging and start-up companies and been involved in venture capital and other private equity transactions. Mr. Pendergrass has experience in negotiating and preparing merger and acquisition agreements and related transaction documents; stock-purchase agreements; asset-purchase agreements; organizational documents for corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs); shareholder agreements; financing agreements; non-competition, non-disclosure, and confidentiality agreements; employment agreements; employee handbooks; and employee severance agreements. Mr. Pendergrass also has experience litigating business and minority‑shareholder disputes and commercial and contractual transactions.