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. SKO brings a wealth of experience litigating for healthcare clients across the region. While defending complex medical and health-related cases through discovery and trial for hospitals, long term care facilities, doctors and other health care providers is our practice focus; our members also manage pre-suit claims; engage in mediation and arbitration; and guide clients in the ever-changing landscape of health law. We also teach classes and seminars for clients, other lawyers, doctors, nurses, and students in law, medicine and nursing regarding a variety of topics. We are active in our community and with our families, as well. The SKO healthcare attorneys have diverse backgrounds. Our litigators focus on defense of complex medical liability cases. Two attorneys are also nurses and one has a history in providing clinical mental healthcare. We are driven and dedicated to defending our clients to obtain the best possible outcome; whether that is determined to be by pre-suit resolution, settlement during discovery, trial, or appeal. Our experience and breadth of knowledge in this area of legal representation are comparable or exceed that of any firm in the state. We work closely with clients to determine the best resolution to every case, claim or question – even those that arise outside normal working hours, as we appreciate that many of our clients function around the clock. 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. 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 Insurance defense Intellectual property Life Sciences Medical Negligence 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.