Health Care

Though the mission of health care is straightforward, the business of health care is extraordinarily complex.

Therefore, every health care enterprise needs an attorney who understands the legal issues and appreciates the business risks and opportunities afforded by rapidly changing markets, complex statutes and regulations, and high levels of public scrutiny.

The attorney-members of ALFA International’s Health Care Practice Group are devoted to helping clients understand the law and how the legal analysis informs and affects business decisions. Our members provide strategic counsel in all areas of business law, including (but not limited to) business formation and financing, governance, complex transactions and contracts, regulatory compliance and government relations, medical staff affairs and integration strategies, clinical and patient safety issues, technology and intellectual property, relationships with third-party payers, and dispute resolution including complex litigation.

Our experienced members counsel enterprises in all segments of the health care industry, including systems and facilities, community-based organizations, physicians and other practitioners, medical device manufacturers, biomedical and pharmaceutical research enterprises, insurers and third-party administrators, and regulatory agencies. Our members’ clients are large and small, for-profit and non-profit, secular and religious. They share a devotion to their mission and the need for counsel that is sensitive to their business needs. They find such counsel from the attorney-members of ALFA International’s Health Care Practice Group.

Areas of Focus

  • Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement
  • Patient privacy and HIPAA compliance
  • Intellectual property
  • Litigation
  • Government investigations
  • Nursing home and elder abuse defense
  • Licensing disputes
  • Product liability
  • Medical malpractice defense
  • Real estate and tax assessment disputes
  • Kickback compliance
  • Hospital/physician mergers & acquisitions
  • The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act compliance

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Publications & News


Susan Hannigan & Kristen Kennedy at Johnson & Bell, Ltd. (Chicago, IL) Secure Defense Verdict in Favor of Hospital in Will County Case

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Susan M. Hannigan, and Attorney, Kristen N. Kennedy, secured a defense verdict in favor of their h...

Sharon Stanzione, Michael Bolde From Johnson & Bell, Ltd. (Chicago, IL) Obtain Summary Judgment in Medical Malpractice Claim

Shareholder, Sharon L. Stanzione, and Associate Attorney, Michael J. Bolde, obtained summary judgment in favor of their physician ...