We understand that the healthcare industry is an ever-changing environment. In today’s world, the healthcare industry faces increased scrutiny from governmental agencies and is held to the strictest compliance standards in a business that is continuously evolving and developing. Our Healthcare attorneys, both litigation and transactional, stay abreast of the industry’s landscape in order to counsel our clients in constructive and creative ways that will maximize their opportunities while maintaining compliance with all legal requirements. In addition, we also offer a team of top-of-the-line intellectual property, patent and copyright attorneys. The firm’s healthcare experience includes representation in civil, criminal and administrative manners, for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations, physicians, physician groups, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals and billing and service providers. We have years of experience representing clients in: Antitrust Breach of contract Certificate of Need Clinical Research Contract negotiations False Claims Act Fraud Health Benefit Claims Independent Contractor Agreements Insurance coverage Intellectual property Life Sciences Professional Liability & Malpractice Credentialing & Peer Review Actions Medical devices Medicare and Medicaid audits Mergers &Acquisitions Negligence Physician Employment Agreements Physician-owned devices Product liability Provider Agreements Qui Tam Reimbursement disputes RICO Further, we advise clients on how to comply with the laws and other requirements that affect providers, including those regarding reimbursement, refund obligations, licensure, referrals, fraud and abuse, quality of care, facility requirements and CON. We guide and assist in the formation of entities and effecting acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, joint ventures, financing and other transactions. We also work side-by-side with providers, academic medical centers and faculty practice plans on antitrust, tax, tax-exempt status, real estate, immigration, employment and labor law issues.