01/05/2021

Holland & Hart Provides Pro Bono Support to Nurse-Family Partnership on Recent Merger

Holland & Hart has a longstanding commitment to provide pro bono legal services to non-profit organizations that help others and who might otherwise go without legal help. Members of our Mergers & Acquisitions team were proud to represent Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) on a pro bono basis in its recent merger with Child First, Inc. (Child First).

For more than 40 years, NFP has helped first-time moms living in poverty to transform their lives and create better futures for themselves and their families. NFP pairs specially trained nurses with clients through home visits starting early in a pregnancy and continuing through the child’s second birthday.

Child First offers programs to help the most vulnerable young children and their families heal from the damaging effects of adversity, stress and trauma, thereby increasing emotional health and preventing child abuse and neglect.

NFP and Child First are both evidence-based, home visiting models, designed to improve child health and development and provide families with increased self-sufficiency. NFP and Child First combined their organizations to extend the reach of their services and offer a more holistic continuum of care for families and children experiencing the effects of poverty and other types of adversity. The integrated organization can ensure that healthcare, early childhood development, and the mental health of an entire family are served in proven ways to achieve long-term positive outcomes. The newly united entity will initially operate under the National Service Office for Nurse-Family Partnership and Child First umbrella with each individual program retaining its name.

Holland & Hart’s Mergers & Acquisitions team, led by partner Chris Groll, represented NFP throughout the negotiations and the transaction. Other transaction team members included Timothy Crisp, Arthur Hundhausen, Sara Shelly, and Lucy Stark.

For more information, please see NFP’s announcement: Nurse-Family Partnership and Child First Have United!

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