Craig Woods
Dykema DSO Industry Group



As Dykema’s healthcare mergers and acquisitions group leader, Craig Woods delivers best-in-class representation to buyers, sellers, and middle-market, private equity-backed sponsors in physician practice management (PPM) transactions. Respected for his legal knowledge and M&A achievements, he facilitates strategic relationships between providers, experienced business people, and new capital in the healthcare space.


Many of Craig’s provider clients have never contemplated physician practice management (PPM) arrangements involving dental service organization, medical service organization, or ambulatory surgical center structures. Drawing on his extensive business and accounting knowledge, MBA education, and experience with various PPM industry players, he helps doctors across a wide range of specialties evaluate those new opportunities and negotiates career- and life-altering contracts that include incentive options for their key employees.


In addition, Craig serves as outside general counsel to several healthcare clients, handling many day-to-day matters. He works closely with Dykema’s regulatory team conducting and responding to investigations and ensuring compliance with corporate practice of medicine requirements. Mindful that even business-savvy entrepreneurial doctors must first focus on patient care, Craig handles many client deal issues and details without unnecessarily disrupting their time commitments to patients.


Craig enters into every new engagement intent on establishing a long-term relationship with the client, which he accomplishes by concentrating on their goals and objectives. Besides his creativity and cost-effective approach, clients appreciate Craig’s attentiveness and straight-shooting style. Craig’s previous litigation experience enables him to quickly identify, anticipate, and mitigate or avoid future risks. A skilled negotiator, he gets deals done and resolves disputes when disagreements arise, often avoiding costly litigation.