Amanda K.  Jester

Partner, Former Member of Board of Directors
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Representing private equity funds, hospitals, surgery centers, home health agencies, physician practices and specialized service providers, myriad players in the healthcare industry benefit from Amanda Jester’s ability to structure and execute sophisticated transactions.  Amanda’s deal experience is complemented by her ability to help navigate clients through the regulatory and compliance issues that often arise in complex corporate transactions. 

An integral member of Waller’s expansive national healthcare department, Amanda brought her cutting edge skill-set to the firm in 2013 to guide investors, owners and operators in mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, contracting and compliance issues.  Whether she is representing private equity funds investing in national dental service organizations  or advising healthcare portfolio companies as they examine strategic investment opportunities, Amanda is a trusted partner for the rapidly growing private equity and venture capital backed presence in today’s healthcare market. 


  • Assisted one of the nation’s leading providers of outsourced clinical staffing in its acquisition of a national, physician-owned healthcare management organization
  • Represented a tax-exempt hospital system in the $145 million sale of two acute-care hospitals, a psychiatric hospital, an assisted living facility, a home health agency, a hospice and physician practices to a national owner and operator of hospitals and healthcare facilities
  • Advised  multiple private equity clients on the healthcare regulatory issues associated with investment in anesthesia practice management companies, many of which included relationships with pain management clinics
  • Provided counsel to several private equity clients with respect to regulatory compliance issues related to investments in dental service organizations, including analyzing dental service organizations under a changing regulatory landscape
  • Assisted a major private third-party payor with the acquisition of an 80+ physician multi-specialty group practice
  • Assisted multiple physician group practices in forming relationships with corporate partners, either through direct investments in the practice or through long-term management relationships


  • Texas Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Florida Bar Health Law Section
  • Recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers® (Thomson Reuters) (2013, 2015-2017)

Prior Affiliations

  • Partner, Health Group, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Miami, FL
  • Associate, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Washington, D.C. and McLean, VA


  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 2003
  • B.A., Austin College, Philosophy, Minor in Political Science, 2000

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  • Florida
  • Texas