Kaufman and Canoles

T. Braxton McKee

Member • Co-Chair of Health Care

Office: Virginia Beach

T (757) 624.3123
F (888) 360.9092


Brac is Chairman of Kaufman & Canoles’ Health Care Practice Group and a member of the firm's Commercial Section. His commercial law practice includes corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and contract negotiation and his health care law practice includes Medicare/Medicaid laws and regulations, regulatory guidance, fraud and abuse, hospital-physician joint ventures, certificates of public need and specific expertise in all areas of the law impacting medical practices.

Practice Areas

Representative Matters

  • Represented numerous oral and maxillofacial surgeons across the nation in forming a physician practice management company
  • Facilitated and closed a number of major medical group integrations including Mid-Atlantic Women’s Care, PLLC, Gastrointestinal and Liver Specialists of Tidewater, PLLC, and Southern Surgical Associates, PLLC
  • Represented multiple buyers and sellers of medical practices with extensive exposure in representing medical practices selling their practices to Sentara Medical Group, Riverside Physician Services, Chesapeake Regional Medical Group, and Bon Secours
  • Represented largest oncology group in Tidewater and one of the largest local cardiology groups in forming joint ventures with the area’s major hospital system for the provision of comprehensive cancer care centers and outpatient cardiology testing centers, respectively
  • Represented joint venture of hospital and oncology group in obtaining certificates of public need for comprehensive cancer care centers
  • Represents largest oncology groups in Tidewater and Roanoke, Virginia in selling their medical practice to US Oncology and entering into long-term management services agreements

Recognition and honors

  • Best Lawyers in America, 1999-2017
  • Norfolk Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year; Best Lawyers in America, 2007, 2012, 2015-2016 
  • Virginia Super Lawyers; Law & Politics, 2006-2017
  • Virginia’s Legal Elite; Virginia Business Magazine, 2005-2016
  • America’s Leading Business Lawyers; Chambers USA, 2004-2011
  • AV® Rated; Martindale-Hubbell


  • American Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association; current Member, Board of Health Law Section; past Chairman, Health Law Section, 2001-2002
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Heart Association; Chairman, Board of Directors; Chairman of 2007 Gala
  • Virginia State Bar; Health Care Section, former Member, Board of Governors


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; B.A. with honors, 1981
  • University of Virginia School of Law; J.D., 1984


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