PRACTICE GROUP DIRECTOR
The health care industry is a major focus of our firm. Our extensive experience enables us to help you meet the challenging demands of this highly-regulated industry. Our unique blend of professionals allows us to serve a wide range of clients throughout the Northeast and in New Hampshire, including:
Many of our attorneys have experience as leaders of state agencies, and, along with our strong government relations affiliation and network, this practical experience enables us to understand and anticipate the impact of economic and legal changes in the industry and to help clients cost-effectively manage these issues.
We provide corporate, litigation and regulatory compliance support for our clients on a daily basis, develop and negotiate collaborative relationships and business ventures, provide transaction, tax and employment advice, and help clients meet the challenging demands of a highly regulated and competitive industry.
The health care industry is subject to continuing and profound change as a result of unrelenting economic pressures. Due to dramatically higher health care and liability costs, market participants are trying many different ways of doing business. Novel business transactions, provider affiliations and attempts to transfer risk between participants in the system are increasing.
Unfortunately, many of the legal and regulatory responses to this crisis by the federal and state governments have merely increased the complexity of the playing field, without providing any relief from the underlying economic pressures. We understand the impact these changes have on our clients, and our goal is to provide practical guidance to help.
Our attorneys provide essential and specialized services to a wide-range of health care clients. Our health care team is made up of attorneys who together provide the full range of services needed by clients. Our health care group is supported daily by our corporate, insurance, employment and tax group attorneys in order to ensure that the many needs of our clients are met.
We closely follow both the economic and the legal changes in the industry to anticipate and understand the needs of our clients and to provide efficient solutions in compliance with multiple federal and state regulations.
Corporate and Transactional Advice
We provide a full range of support for healthcare providers including overall corporate support, strategic joint venture advice including negotiation of service arrangements, mergers and acquisitions, tax advice, advice to non-profits, and practical advice on shifting risk by contract.
Our team constantly reviews medical malpractice law, and we have a wealth of experience providing advice to caregivers and patients involved in malpractice cases, licensure actions, quality assurance, and peer review programs.
Working with Government
We understand that regulators play a critical role in interpreting the law, and we stay in close contact with both federal and state regulators in order to influence these interpretations. If legislation is the best way to solve a problem, our healthcare group works closely with our government relations group to achieve a legislative solution for our client.