compliance; strategy; profits
Working in the extremely regulated clinical laboratory industry can be stressful; especially when the rules seem to change almost daily. Maintaining compliance while making a profit can be a real challenge. I stay on top of the laws and regulations that affect your business, which means I can help you make strategic and operational decisions that drive profits while keeping you out of hot water. My number one goal is to help grow your business within the confines of this complicated industry.
cost-efficiency; experience; professionalism
I carefully consider taking on every new client because I want to be available to you as much as possible. And because I do not litigate, I'm rarely out of the office. I also work alone, utilizing technology to fill any gaps, which means you'll never be billed for assistants, paralegals or lawyers-in-training.
You'll also find my rates extremely fair; especially considering my years of experience in both clinical laboratory and business law, as in-house counsel and a business owner. I attack an issue from all sides; providing not only sound legal advice but competent business guidance as well. My clients feel this is what sets me apart from other attorneys.
a clinical laboratory is a business like any other
(just highly regulated)
I spend a lot of my time drafting, reviewing and negotiating a variety of business contracts. The contracts can be anything from commercial leases, employment contracts and vendor contracts to business associate agreements, service agreements and lab to lab agreements.
I also advise on employment/HR issues, client issues, sales compliance, and many other general day-to-day business issues.
Unfortunately, your business must comply with many state and federal laws and regulations without allowing it to eat into your profits. That's where I come in; I can help you remain profitable while complying with all those rules (and I won't drain your account with my bill in the meantime).
You are welcome to call me any time just to chat and get to know me - see what I know - kick the wheels!
addressing a range of clinical laboratory industry issues
state laboratory licensing
stark, anti-kickback, FCA, EKRA and state equivalents
laboratory business transactions and contracts
operations and personnel
collection site legal compliance
sales & marketing compliance
private payer contracts
concision counsel services
(your own attorney on call)
Unless you have major or on-going legal issues you probably don't need to hire a full-time staff attorney. I have extensive and varied business experience and have worked in-house with three different healthcare-related businesses. Through my counsel program, I will answer questions, give advice, review and draft documents, manage problems with suppliers, customers or employees and handle most any issue that perplexes you or your staff. Rates are set based on blocks of time, purchased on a quarterly basis and can vary based on parameters we determine in advance. For an example of quarterly rates, click here.
what people say
…I was thrilled to talk with you and to hear all you had to say…I'm certain we'll cross paths again and I know who I'll turn to (and certainly recommend to others) for legal and business advice! Thanks again!