Health Law

Our Health Law attorneys have extensive experience with health care fraud and abuse law and health regulatory issues. We represent diverse sectors of the health industry, including hospitals, outpatient facilities, physicians, dentists, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health agencies, medical suppliers and pharmacists. Our practice covers the following core health law areas:

Health Law Regulations

  • Facility licensure and regulation
  • Medical records and regulation of protected health information (HIPAA)
  • Medical staff credentialing and privileges
  • Managed care contracting
  • Antitrust law and restrictive covenants
  • Professional malpractice and misconduct, medical consent

Fraud and Abuse

  • Anti-kickback statutes and safe harbors, and fee splitting laws
  • The Stark Law and state self-referral laws
  • Corporate practice of medicine and scope of practice issues
  • Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rules
  • False Claims Act, including "whistle blower" cases
  • Corporate compliance programs and white collar criminal defense


Attorneys in our Health Law Practice Group have strong commercial, business and tax law backgrounds as well as years of practical experience in the health industry. As a result, we offer a unique expertise in the following areas:

  • Corporate structuring, formation and governance, and asset protection
  • Tax counseling, including for tax exempt organizations
  • Stockholder, LLC, partnership, and employment agreements
  • Buy-sell agreements for equity and asset deals
  • Hospital-physician contracts and joint ventures
  • Medical service and supplier contracts, and financing agreements
  • Medical office leasing and other real estate transactions
  • Not-for-profit corporation law

Bleakley Platt is committed to our clients’ success and believes that in some instances, an alternative fee arrangement may be preferable to a traditional hourly fee structure. Such arrangements require approval by the Firm’s management.  To learn more about the Firm’s policy regarding alternative fee arrangements, click here or speak with a partner.

For any questions regarding our Health Law Practice Group, please contact Partner Robert Braumuller at (914) 287-6185.