Gary J. Spradling, Shareholder

(619) 209-3030 direct
(619) 209-3000 main
spradling@dsmw.com
101 West Broadway, Suite 1700
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 209-3043 fax

Gary is co-founder of the firm and heads the firm’s business and corporate practice. He has been instrumental in the development of the firm’s representation of physicians and other health care providers.

Gary focuses on assisting clients in the selection of a corporation, partnership or limited liability companies for the start-up of their business to achieve their desired business objectives. He works closely with clients in all phases of their business, providing counseling with respect to financing needs, compensation and ownership succession arrangements, as well as structuring and negotiating merger and acquisition transactions and resolving management and governance disputes among owners.

The firm’s health care practice encompasses the full range of business and regulatory matters facing clients in the health care industry. Gary has extensive business and corporate transaction experience and understands the challenges facing those clients doing business in the complex health care regulatory environment. He assists clients with managed care contracting arrangement and the formation, affiliation and consolidation of medical groups, independent practice associations and management services organizations. He also works with clients to develop joint venture arrangements, affiliations with hospital foundations and assists medical groups in unwinding unsuccessful affiliations.

Gary lectures regionally and nationally on owner succession arrangements, mergers and acquisitions and governance issues.

Gary has been recognized as a San Diego Super Lawyer in 2007-2012.  He has been recognized for his securities & corporate finance practice as well as his health care and general business & corporate practices.  Gary was also recognized as a San Diego Top Attorney by The Daily Transcript  for his commercial, corporate and business practice in 2006. 


Hastings College of Law, J.D., 1972

  • Executive Editor, The Hastings Law Journal
  • Thurston Society
  • President, Phi-Delta Phi League Fraternity

Southeast Missouri State University, B.S., Business Administration, 1966

State Bar of California

San Diego County Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association

California Society of Healthcare Attorneys