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Health Law

Hospitals and other health care providers encounter a wide range of legal issues. Our health law team provides our clients with comprehensive, practical expertise to help navigate the complex, highly regulated, and ever-changing health care landscape. We serve a wide range of clients including medical offices, hospitals, insurers, and caregivers with deep experience and a collaborative team-based approach.

Our health law attorneys collaborate with other teams within the firm to provide expertise in specialized legal areas such as employment, construction, taxation and real estate. Our health law team also includes trial lawyers with extensive professional liability defense experience, as well as experienced commercial litigators.

Types of Services

  • Break-ups and restructuring
  • Business counsel
  • Consultation on credentialing and peer review issues
  • Contract negotiation
  • Corporate and transactions
  • Drafting and modifying medical staff bylaws
  • Employee benefits and compensation
  • EMTALA
  • False claims and overpayment disputes
  • Fraud and abuse
  • Governance
  • Health care joint ventures
  • Hospital acquisition of physician practices
  • Hospital governance
  • Hospital-physician issues
  • Independent contractor relationships
  • Insurance coverage
  • Internal investigations
  • Joint ventures
  • Licensure
  • Litigation: Health care, commercial and medical malpractice defense
  • Medical Director agreements
  • Medical records, including HIPAA and HITECH
  • Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Pharmaceutical products and medical devices
  • Privacy and security
  • Products liability
  • Professional disciplinary matters
  • Professional licensing
  • Real estate
  • Risk management
  • Sale of professional practices
  • Taxation

Types of Clients

  • Ambulatory surgery centers
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Clinical laboratories
  • Home care and hospice agencies
  • Hospitals/Health Systems
  • Insurance companies
  • Medical clinics and treatment centers
  • Medical management companies
  • Medical practices
  • Nursing homes
  • Physician groups

Update Regarding COVID-19

To our clients, colleagues, and friends: The safety and well-being of our community is our highest priority. Like many of you, we are closely monitoring the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact it is having on everyone in our community and around the world. As the level of concern surrounding the virus heightens, we feel a strong responsibility to minimize any potential risk within the community. To that end, we are following guidelines recommended by the CDC – from implementing and maintaining diligent sanitation and custodial practices to minimizing person-to-person contact – while ensuring that all of your legal needs continue to be met with the same client service you are accustomed to receiving from Roberts & Stevens. At this time, our offices remain open, with many of us connected remotely. However, in support of social distancing, we are asking clients, if at all possible, to schedule phone conferences instead of coming to the office. Thank you for your support and cooperation. Let us know if you need us. We are here.