Our attorneys have arbitrated numerous multi-million dollar disputes between hospitals, physicians and payors. Arbitration allows us to efficiently handle disputes of any size, even the largest and most complex matters. We have worked with many of the AAA and JAMS arbitrators experienced in healthcare, and we have a proven track record of favorable results for healthcare clients in the arbitration setting.
Boutin Jones routinely represents employers in the healthcare field. Our attorneys provide advice on physician employment agreements, employee handbooks and arbitration agreements, and compensation and incentive bonus issues. We also handle compliance issues that include ADA accommodation, wage and hour laws, leave statutes, harassment and discrimination, employee performance, discipline and termination.
Our lawyers have experience resolving complex contractual disputes between hospitals, physicians and health plans. Our healthcare litigators have handled a broad range of lawsuits for healthcare entities, including those involving government investigations, class actions, whistleblower/qui tam actions, payor/provider disputes and mergers. We can resolve disputes regarding ERISA plans, out-of-state payors, leased network PPOs, reasonableness of charges, coding for services, fee-for-service contract terms, capitated reimbursement, coordination of benefits, risk arrangements, hospital liens, uninsured/indigent policies and unfair competition.
Managed Care Contracting
Our experience in healthcare law and regulations, coupled with our contract law experience, provide us the tools to advise clients in all phases of the contract negotiation process. Whether it is a quick amendment or a comprehensive renewal, we can provide legal advice and solutions to help achieve your contracting strategy and avoid future disputes.
Mergers And Acquisitions
We can assist and advise clients with respect to mergers and acquisitions. We work closely with our clients through the acquisition process, from strategy and structuring to due diligence, negotiation, closing and integration. We represent public and private companies, as well as small businesses, investors and individuals in a wide variety of transaction structures that includes traditional mergers, asset and stock transactions, ESOPs and management buy-outs.
Boutin Jones’ real estate lawyers have experience in major, complex real estate acquisitions and dispositions. We have represented clients in the acquisition and disposition of medical buildings, medical complexes and related facilities. We manage all aspects of transactions, from structuring the entity and transaction at the outset, through closing. Additionally, we handle all aspects of commercial leasing. We represent landlords and tenants for leases covering a wide variety of retail projects, office, industrial and medical office buildings. Our real estate attorneys are also experienced in documenting and negotiating real property and mixed collateral secured loans.
The healthcare industry is heavily regulated. We have advised clients on compliance with many of the rules and regulations governing healthcare providers and payors. We have helped clients navigate the California state agencies that regulate healthcare entities. We have drafted policies for clients that enable them to comply with the many laws and regulations governing healthcare entities.
Our tax lawyers support our Healthcare Group by providing advice to our non-profit and for-profit healthcare clients on income tax, property tax, employment tax and sales and use tax matters. We provide advice regarding excess benefit transactions, private insurance, public benefit reporting, Forms 990 and 990-T, IRS Coordinated Examination Program audits and tax-exempt bond financing.