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Overview

Jeffrey is a healthcare attorney with a passion for organizational strategy.

Jeffrey provides a variety of legal services to healthcare clients, advising on corporate matters, transactions, regulatory compliance, contract negotiations, affiliations and health data and privacy issues. Clients include a state medical society, a regional health information organization (RHIO), major hospice and home care providers, behavioral health managed care providers and a host of entrepreneurial healthcare enterprises and multi-specialty physician practices.

For many clients, Jeffrey serves as an outside general counsel, working with the organization’s senior leadership as they develop forward-looking strategies. He enjoys being an active part of a client’s team and, with three decades of experience in healthcare law, readily understands the business side of healthcare operations. Jeffrey aims to provide legal advice tailored to a client’s overall business strategy, finding the legal solutions that best support future growth and development.

Jeffrey’s interest in healthcare law dates back to his law school days and has been confirmed many times by the clients he works with: he loves working in a field where clients are passionate and motivated to serve their communities and their unique constituencies.


Industry

Services

Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers In America®, Healthcare Law, 1995-2021
  • The Best Lawyers In America®, Healthcare Law, Lawyer of the Year, 2018

Education

  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School
    • Vanderbilt Law Review
  • B.S., Brandeis University
    • cum laude

Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Rhode Island
  • U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Society of Medical Association Counsel
Experience
  • Obtained the first approval of a for-profit hospital conversion in Rhode Island from the state Department of Health and Attorney General.
  • Developed and executed state-wide affiliation of non-profit home care and hospice providers, including expeditious regulatory approvals of related change of ownership applications.
  • Has served as outside general counsel for more than 25 years to behavioral health managed care entity considered a national leader in managed care innovation.
  • Represented a provider of fixed and mobile nuclear imaging services in contract negotiations with academic medical centers and physician groups in New York and Pennsylvania.
  • Counseled clients through CMS Office of Inspector General investigations of allegations that health facilities were engaging in up-coding and the provision of medically unnecessary services.
Outside the Office

When Jeffrey has time to get away from the office, you can often find him at his property in Vermont, where he loves clearing brush and using dangerous tools outside.

Community Leadership
  • Rhode Island Free Clinic, Board of Trustees

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