Juliana focuses on helping businesses, owners, entrepreneurs, and investors with general business and operational matters, including preparing and reviewing asset purchase agreements, compliance policies and manuals, employment agreements, medical director agreements, and commercial lease agreements.
She has experience in the healthcare industry working with physicians, physician practices, and other health-related facilities and provides counsel to international investors interested in doing business in the United States. A native of Bogotá, Colombia, Juliana is fluent in Spanish and French and speaks conversational Portuguese. She regularly participates in community events with international trade commissioners exploring business development opportunities at Port Manatee.
Examples of her recent matters include:
- Represented a senior housing operator in the purchase of six skilled nursing facilities, including distressed facilities, in various locations throughout Alabama. The multiparty matter addressed issues regarding operations transfers, corporate governance, licensing, financing, and compliance.
- Represented a commercial developer in the restructuring and recapitalization of investment companies with French investors
- Prepared healthcare compliance manuals for a small physicians' practice and a continuing care retirement community
- Prepared employment agreements and compliance manuals as part of an ongoing engagement with one of the nation’s largest 340B drug pricing program participants providing services to persons with HIV and STD diagnosis
- Prepared transaction documents for the sale of an ophthalmology practice
- Represented an agricultural client in the process of obtaining water permits for a tomato farm
- Advised a small business in the evaluation of FDA labeling compliance for dietary supplements
Juliana graduated from law school with a joint degree from the University of Virginia School of Law (J.D.) and Sciences Po Law School in Paris (Master in Economic Law). She interned at the Food Law & Policy Clinic at Harvard Law School, Center for Health and Policy Innovation. Prior to attending law school, she was a Program Analyst for the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington, D.C.