Healthcare professionals are faced with a unique scope of legal challenges. The attorneys at Mingledorff and Patterson, LLC have extensive experience in medical provider law. From negotiating physician contracts to forming medical entities, the legal team at Mingledorff and Patterson provide the highest quality of healthcare-specific legal representation.

Examples as follows:

  1. Medical Contract Services: Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating various contracts within the healthcare industry. These contracts include employment agreements for physicians and staff, partnership agreements, vendor contracts, and agreements with insurance companies or healthcare networks.
  2. Practice Formations: Starting a medical practice involves a myriad of legal considerations, from choosing the right business structure (e.g., sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation) to compliance with healthcare regulations. The attorneys at Mingledorff and Patterson, LLC have extensive experience in entity formation, including drafting articles of incorporation or organization, partnership agreements, and obtaining necessary licenses and permits.
  3. Regulatory Compliance: Healthcare is a highly regulated industry, with laws such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act governing patient privacy and security, Stark Law regulating physician referrals, and Anti-Kickback Statute governing financial relationships in healthcare. The attorneys at Mingledorff and Patterson, LLC ensure their clients comply with these and other relevant regulations to avoid legal issues and penalties.
  4. Risk Management: Healthcare providers face various risks, including malpractice lawsuits, regulatory investigations, and contractual disputes. The legal team at Mingledorff and Patterson, LLC advises clients on risk management strategies, such as implementing compliance programs, obtaining adequate insurance coverage, and creating policies, and procedures to minimize legal exposure.
  5. Transactional Support: In addition to contracts and formations, Mingledorff and Patterson, LLC may provide transactional support for mergers, acquisitions, and sales of medical practices or healthcare facilities. This could involve due diligence, negotiating transaction terms, and drafting transactional documents.
  6. Dispute Resolution: Despite best efforts, disputes can arise in the healthcare industry. Mingledorff and Patterson, LLC represents clients in litigation, arbitration, and mediation proceedings related to contract disputes, employment disputes, regulatory enforcement actions, and other legal matters.