Bruce M. Mitchell


Bruce M. Mitchell



Bruce practices in the areas of corporate law and healthcare law. His corporate practice focuses on all types of business and real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, business organizations and contract review. His healthcare practice includes business transactions by and with healthcare providers, including hospitals, managed care organizations, medical organizations, practice management companies, ancillary facilities and certified non-profit health organizations. He routinely addresses the federal “fraud and abuse” laws and other regulatory and compliance issues in healthcare.

Bruce participates in litigation management for clients and has successfully handled mediation and direct settlement negotiations of numerous controversies, including employment, contract, healthcare, partnership and shareholder disputes. He also routinely advises individual clients in connection with business succession planning and business buy-out and redemption agreements.

Bruce is married to Vivienne Spy, a concert pianist in San Antonio, Texas, and Boulder, Colorado. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, art, music and any sport that involves a racquet.

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  • Texas (1984)
  • Maine (1988)
  • U. S. Supreme Court
  • U. S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • Represented the seller in the sale of a multistate hotel portfolio to a national firm
  • Represented an automobile dealer in sale of the dealership and franchise
  • Represented a hospital system in the divestment of non-core business and assets
  • Represented a manufacturing company in the aerospace industry in a sale to an international company (CFIUS transaction)
  • Served as legal advisor to numerous primary care and sub-specialty practices in sales of their practices to hospital systems, national medical practices, and practice management companies
  • Served as lead counsel in sale of medical device company to a multinational corporation
  • Represented investors in the syndication, construction, development, and sale of a specialty hospital
  • Served as counsel to a bank holding company in successfully defending against a hostile takeover attempt and selling to a “white knight” purchaser
  • Represented regional accounting firm in a merger with a national firm
  • Represented a hospital system in creating a “first of its kind” partnership with a physician group for the provision of ancillary services
  • Recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Ranked for Corporate/M&A – Texas: San Antonio & Surrounds, 2020-2023
  • Best Lawyers® (U.S. News and World Report)
    • 2017 and 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” in Corporate Law in San Antonio
    • 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in Health Care Law in San Antonio
  • Named among The Best Lawyers in America® (Woodward/White, Inc.)
    • Corporate Law (2005-2024)
    • Health Care Law (2005-2024)
    • Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2020-2024)
  • 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” Austin and San Antonio (Austin Monthly Magazine)
  • Named among Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters
    • Health Care Law (2010-2022)
    • Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2003-2009)
  • Named among San Antonio’s “Best Lawyers” by San Antonio Scene Magazine
    • “Best Lawyers in Health Care Law” (2005-2012, 2018-2020, 2022)
    • “Best Lawyers in Securities and Corporate Finance”  (2005-2012, 2018-2020, 2022)
    • “Best Lawyers in Real Estate Transactions”  (2015)
  • AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, Peer Review Ratings
  • “Governance Issues with Financial Investors”, Choice Governance and Acquisition of Entities”, CLE Course, State Bar of Texas (May, 2022)
  • Contract Drafting/Review & Negotiation”, CLE Course and Webinar, State Bar of Texas (Dec. 2017)
  • Physician-Hospital Out-of Alignments -What Goes Wrong and What Happens Then?”, Strasburger & Price Healthcare Symposium (May, 2013)
  • HBA San Antonio State of the Industry: “How Healthcare will Drive the Economic Future”, Texas Society of Public Accountants, CPE Foundation (March, 2011)
  • The Business of Healthcare”, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, CPE Foundation, Healthcare Think Tank Seminar (May, 2011)
  • The Future of Healthcare”, The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business Knowledge Forum (May 2010)
  • Overcome Challenges with Knowledge”, San Antonio Medical Group Management Association (March 2010)
  • Business in Medicine”, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (February 2010)
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, and Sales of Small Business: Questions Pertinent to CPA’s, Bankers and Financial Advisors”, CPE Expo, Texas Society of Public Accountants, CPE Foundation (December 2009)
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Oppenheimer, Blend, Harrison & Tate, Inc. (f/k/a Oppenheimer, Rosenberg, Kelleher & Wheatley) (1984-2012), President and CEO (2003-2011)
  • KLRN Endowment Fund, Director 2019-Present
  • San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA), Vice Chairman (2018-2019), Executive Committee, Director (2011-Present),
  • Texas Organ Sharing Alliance (TOSA), Finance Committee, Director (2010-Present),
  • Alamo Public Telecommunications Council (KLRN), Chairman (2007), Chairman Elect (2006), Treasurer (2005-2006), Director (2001-2008)
  • Luke’s Episcopal School, Treasurer (1998-2000), Director (1993-2000)