Health Care


PRACTICE AREA ATTORNEYS
DENNIS J. ALESSI (Chair)
STEVEN A. HOLT
RICHARD I. MILLER
KATHLEEN M. GIALANELLA, RN
WILLIAM S. BARRETT
PETER H. TANELLA
WILLIAM L. TUROK
CASEY L. CARHART
CONSTANTINA KOULOSOUSAS
SHAY S. DESHPANDE
Our Health Care Law Practice Group represents all types of health care and related companies, as well as:
  • Physicians and other health care professionals
  • Management and billing service providers
  • Third-party administrators
  • Industry trade associations
  • Group purchasing organizations
  • Surgical centers
  • Medical groups
Our attorneys are involved in all aspects of Health Care Law, including:
  • Organizing the business structure and licensing of a surgical center.
  • Obtaining licensure/certification for a billing service company or third party administrator.
  • Drafting a service agreement for a health care management company.
  • Insuring compliance with all regulatory requirements.
  • Negotiating an exclusive services agreement for a medical group with a hospital.
  • Litigating over the dissolution of a medical group or the dismissal of a physician/shareholder.
  • Representing a physician or other health care professional before a licensing board or fair hearing committee of a hospital.
  • Defending a medical group in a Medicare audit.
  • Structuring health care businesses and transactions.
  • Advising clients on compliance with complex regulations.
  • Arbitrating contractual and other disputes between health care entities or individual providers.
  • Litigating health care related issues in federal and state courts.
  • Representing companies, medical groups or individual professionals in various administrative procedures.

Health Care is the most heavily regulated industry in America, with overlapping federal and state statutes, administrative regulations of all health care entities, and additional regulation of all professionals and technicians by various licensing boards. Heavy regulation of related industries such as insurance and pharmaceutical manufacturers further complicates the legal environment for health care companies and providers.

Our Health Care Law attorneys work closely with our corporate, business, tax, real estate and employment law attorneys to ensure that the business arrangements of our health care clients comply with all federal and state regulations specific to their industry, as well as laws of general applicability to all businesses. Our attorneys also work closely with industry representatives in an effort to affect positive changes in the regulatory scheme.

In addition, we provide counsel to health care entities in establishing personnel policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all federal and state employment-related laws, and in defending against employee lawsuits. The attorneys of our Health Care Law Practice Group have the legal expertise to provide quality, timely, and cost-effective representation in all areas of Health Care Law.