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Charles W. Ferguson


Charles Ferguson advises large and small corporations and physician practice groups as well as tax exempt entities in the context of health care related mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.

Professional Biography

Charles W. "Chuck" Ferguson primarily concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures related to health care entities with a focus on ambulatory surgery centers, physician clinic acquisitions, and affiliations with management and population health companies. Chuck regularly advises health care clients with regard to federal and state anti-kickback and self-referral laws, corporate practice of medicine and fee-splitting prohibitions as well as general contracting issues.

Although a substantial portion of Chuck's practice is related to advising health care related clients, he also advises clients in other industries in connection with general corporate transactions such as asset and stock purchases, mergers, partnerships, disengagements, and wind-downs, as well as on going contractual and business planning needs.

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Health Care Law (2007 – 2024); Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2016 – 2024); Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law (2018 – 2024)
  • Named the Best Lawyers® 2018 Mergers and Acquisitions Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Jackson - MS
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers (2011, 2012)
  • Member – American Health Law Association
  • Certified Public Accountant (1992 – 2015)*
  • Member – Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member – Mississippi Bar Association (Estates and Trusts, Taxation, Business and Health Care Sections)
  • Chair – Business Law Section of Mississippi Bar (2005 – 2006)
  • Vice President – Business Law Section of Mississippi Bar (2004 – 2005)
  • Secretary – Business Law Section of Mississippi Bar (2003 – 2004)
  • Editor – Business Law Section of Mississippi Bar Newsletter (Spring 2003)
  • Associate Editor – Mississippi Law Journal (1994 – 1995)

*Baker Donelson is not a CPA firm.


  • University of Mississippi, J.D., 1995, cum laude
  • Baylor University, Master of Taxation, 1989
  • University of Mississippi, B.B.A. in Real Estate, 1987


  • Tennessee, 2018
  • Arkansas, 2022
  • Texas, 2014
  • Mississippi, 1995
  • Georgia, 1995

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