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Health Care

Our health care practice is one of California's largest, having assisted providers in every segment of the health care industry with their legal needs for more than 65 years.

Health care is a complex and competitive field. As recognized experts in the issues that confront our clients, our attorneys are routinely called upon to serve clients in a wide variety of capacities. These include forming health provider entities; assisting in the business and regulatory aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and affiliations; obtaining and maintaining clients' tax exemptions; negotiating with payors; and advising providers regarding the myriad laws regulating and restricting their ability to do business with other providers, payors, and vendors.

A substantial part of our practice involves issues arising from our clients' operations. Examples are the state licensing laws and Medicare and Medi-Cal certification standards governing health care facilities; the privacy and security of electronic health information; compliance with federal and state laws prohibiting illegal referral fee arrangements, and advising regarding scope of practice issues.


  • Corporate issues
  • Tax and tax exemption matters at federal and state levels
  • Tax-exempt bond financing
  • Licensure
  • Medicare and Medi-Cal certification
  • Fraud and abuse
  • Compliance plans
  • Americans with Disabilities Act matters
  • Professional contracts
  • Managed care contracting
  • Physician recruitment
  • Payment/reimbursement
  • Ancillary health services
  • Medical staff credentialing, peer review, and QA activities
  • Patient care issues
  • Vendor relations
  • Health information privacy and security
  • Labor, employment, executive compensation, and employee benefits

Representative Clients

  • Hospitals and hospital systems
  • Physician groups
  • Behavioral health providers
  • Medical staffs
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Federally qualified health centers
  • Home health agencies
  • Hospices
  • Air ambulance companies
  • Health industry trade associations
  • Integrated delivery systems


Key Contacts

Deidre Schonfeldt
Deidré Schönfeldt
San Francisco, CA
Jillian Donovan
Jillian Somers Donovan
San Francisco, CA

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