Health Lawyers
Salem & Portland Oregon

Today’s health care industry is one of the most heavily-regulated industries in the United States. Our health care lawyers provide a wide range of legal services to physician groups, hospitals, suppliers, and other healthcare professionals. Our health law team is adept at navigating the myriad issues that confront health care businesses and entities. Those issues include entity formations & acquisitions, regulatory compliance, tax planning & benefits, employment law, and litigation.

Our health law team represents health care providers, suppliers, and other businesses with respect to their formation, on-going operational matters, restructuring, mergers & acquisitions, and dissolutions.  In that capacity, our health law lawyers regularly:

  • Form and maintain professional corporations, partnerships, LLCs, LLPs, and IPAs
  • Prepare shareholder “buy-sell” and operating agreements
  • Negotiate and draft physician employment and independent contractor agreements
  • Coordinate mergers of medical groups and practices
  • Negotiate and draft medical office leases
  • Prepare buy-in and buy-out agreements
  • Preparate management services and billing agreements
  • Advise on and negotiate practice withdrawal
  • Dissolve corporations and partnerships

Our health law team represents health care providers, suppliers, and other businesses in understanding and complying with healthcare regulations. In that capacity, our health law lawyers regularly:

  • Advise clients on Stark laws and state anti-kickback and self-referral laws
  • Perform compliance audits and develop compliance plans
  • Defend governmental and private payor audits and overpayment allegations
  • Advise clients on HIPAA compliance and breach issues

Our health law team advises health care providers, suppliers, and other businesses with complex tax and benefit issues. In that capacity, our health law lawyers regularly:

  • Analyze and advise on tax issues in practice buy-ins, buy-outs, and mergers
  • Perform S-election analysis and implementation
  • Design and prepare qualified retirement plans, including 401(k), 403(b), and cash balance plans
  • Design and prepare non-qualified deferred compensation plans, including SERPs, 457(b), and 457(f) plans
  • Perform controlled group and affiliated service group analysis
  • Perform estate planning for individuals and families
  • Analyze tax issues affecting non-profit medical entities, including UBIT, private benefit issues, and private inurement issues