Health Care Consulting & Business Transactions


Why Choose Us

Business counseling in the health care field requires an in-depth understanding of the complexities of self-referral, anti-kickback, reimbursement, licensure, and privacy laws. We have substantial experience counseling on health care financing and investments, mergers and acquisitions, tax exempt status, corporate governance, physician and executive compensation, third-party payor contracts and reimbursement, managed care contracts, and more.

Our attorneys understand the business realities of operating in the highly competitive and regulated health care industry. Using our keen awareness of business law and the complex regulations governing the health care sector, we provide straightforward insight to help your businesses succeed in their transactions and reach their full potential.

Who We Assist

We represent a wide variety of health care clients, including: hospitals; health systems; single and multi-specialty physician groups; emergency and hospitalist staffing companies; long-term care providers, including skilled nursing and assisted living facility owners and operators; behavioral health providers; billing companies; preferred provider organizations; management service organizations; physician hospital organizations; clinics; nursing homes; pharmaceutical and durable medical equipment suppliers; ancillary service providers; and other entities in the health care field.

What We Do

Our team brings diverse and deep experience to every health care transaction. Recognizing the unique nature of these transactions given the rapidly changing business and regulatory landscape, we provide counsel to a variety of providers on a range of complex issues including but not limited to:

  • Investing in ambulatory surgery centers, emergency room staffing entities, independent diagnostic testing facilities, and other imaging facilities
  • Acquiring or merging with other providers
  • Forming hospital-physician joint ventures or other joint ventures
  • Financing new acquisitions and restructuring existing businesses
  • Assessing various employment arrangements, stockholder/member arrangements, and corporate governance issues
  • Environmental matters, restraint of trade issues arising out of managed care contracts, intellectual property, and governmental investigation issues

Ulmer & Berne LLP is proud to announce the addition of Counsel David E. Schweighoefer to its Cleveland office where he joins the firm’s respected Health Care Practice Group. For the past 30 years, Schweighoefer has provided advice to a wide array of health care providers helping them achieve their overarching business...

Additions to Business Litigation and Health Care Practice Groups Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to announce the addition of two talented and experienced attorneys to the firm. Counsel Shawn J. Gebhardt joins the Business Litigation Practice Group and Associate Ellesha M. LeCluyse joins the Health Care Practice Group. These additions continue Ulmer’s commitment...

Ulmer Partner Recognized in Inaugural List of Top Young, Jewish Leaders  Ulmer is proud to announce that Partner, Daniel A. Gottesman, has been recognized by Cleveland Jewish News in its inaugural list of top young, Jewish leaders and influencers. Daniel is one of 12 individuals selected, from more than 100...

From Ulmer’s Real Estate Advisor Law Blog By Scott Kadish I attended the recent ICSC Regional Law Conference in Columbus, Ohio. It was a great conference where I reconnected with many great colleagues – including my son Kendall who is only in his second year practicing law, but recently took advantage of...

The World Trademark Review (WTR) has recognized Ulmer & Berne LLP partners Thomas M. Williams and Michael A. Marrero in its “WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals” rankings. WTR is the world’s only independent multimedia publication dedicated exclusively to reporting on trademark issues. This marks the seventh consecutive...

Press Release Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to announce the promotions of five of its attorneys to partner. They include Daniel Gottesman, Richard Hamilton, Jr., Jesse Lipcius, Brad Sobolewski, and Ulmer’s General Counsel, Kenneth Zirm. In addition, Ulmer also elevated associate Evelyn Holmer to counsel. Lipcius is based in...

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