Health Care Law

This is a challenging time to run any business in the health care industry. Many of the old rules no longer apply, health care laws are more complicated than ever, and future legislation will continue to change how the industry operates. More uncertainly and tough choices lie ahead. 

Much Shelist's health care attorneys provide straightforward solutions to the complex business, legal, and regulatory issues that you face every day. Our real-world approach is grounded in the practical – we immerse ourselves in our clients’ business, identify their specific needs, and deliver the most effective counsel possible.

Our team has significant experience representing provider-owned medical groups, large health systems, pharmacies, drug manufacturers, for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, ancillary care providers, home health agencies, assisted living facilities, supportive living facilities, combining care retirement communities, life care centers, hospices, managed care companies, and other clients at every stage of the business lifecycle – from startups to established enterprises.

Our health care attorneys have a broad base of experience in the health care arena. Most notably, two of our attorneys previously served as Chief Counsel for the Illinois Department of Public Health.

We serve health care clients in the following key areas:

  • Counseling, including day-to-day operational concerns, employment and administrative matters, vendor agreements, regulatory compliance, intellectual property, and real estate and construction issues

  • Transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, financings and investments 

  • Regulatory Matters, including compliance with anti-kickback/fraud and abuse, the Stark law, Medicare and Medicaid compliance and survey and certification issues, state licensure matters, certificates of need and other regulations

  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution, including regulatory and civil litigation against federal and state governmental agencies, dispute resolution, and governmental and law enforcement investigations

Practice Group Leadership

Ned Milenkovich, Co-chair
Robert K. Neiman, Co-chair

Attorneys

Katherine T. Danial
Associate
Katherine T. Danial
Associate

Katherine Danial helps business clients manage and implement solutions to a broad range of commercial disputes, through litigation, negotiation and alternative dispute resolution.

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Jonna Daleiden Eimer
Principal
Jonna Daleiden Eimer
Principal

Jonna Daleiden Eimer focuses her health care law practice on representing physicians in all aspects of their practice.  She represents numerous physician and physician groups, counseling them in business, healthcare and employment matters.  Jonna  has extensive experience representing   physicians in establishing their practices, negotiating and documenting physician employment agreements, buy-in agreements, shareholder agreements as well as other related matters affecting physician practices.

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Gregory D. Grove
Principal
Gregory D. Grove
Principal

Greg Grove serves as the Chair of the firm’s Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Companies practice with a focus on  business transactions and counseling. He advises funds, strategic investors, boards of directors, management teams, underwriters, and private and public companies at all stages of development, from entrepreneurial to established. Greg draws on his training and experience as an electrical engineer when representing clients in technology-related areas such as the software, internet, application, medical device, life sciences, communications and semiconductor industries. Further, Greg represents companies and investors in health care, entertainment and media, agriculture and retail and consumer products and services.

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Harold B. Hilborn
Principal
Harold B. Hilborn
Principal

Harold Hilborn draws on his extensive trial and appellate practice to help pharmacies, pharmacists and other healthcare providers resolve their most pressing business and regulatory disputes. Harold provides effective compliance and litigation counsel in the full range of industry issues, including disciplinary and licensing matters, self-referral, anti-kickback and prescription-drug marketing laws, and contract disputes. 

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Joe Hylak-Reinholtz
Special Counsel
Joe Hylak-Reinholtz
Special Counsel

Joe Hylak-Reinholtz helps healthcare providers and suppliers negotiate and close corporate transactions and understand what must be done to ensure compliance with ever-changing federal and state healthcare regulations. Joe’s clients include hospitals, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, independent diagnostic testing facilities and substance abuse treatment providers. Joe also has more than a decade of experience in Illinois government, where he worked on legislative, regulatory and complex budgetary issues in the healthcare field.

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Frances D. Meehan
Special Counsel
Frances D. Meehan
Special Counsel

Fran Meehan focuses her practice on the health care industry, including legal and regulatory issues affecting nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, supportive-living facilities, hospices, home health agencies and other providers. Fran has represented over 90 nursing facilities (with a combined total of more than 15,000 beds) in a broad range of licensing, certification, operational and patient care matters. She regularly counsels and represents clients in complex and highly sensitive areas such as advanced directives, life-sustaining treatment decisions, involuntary transfers and discharges, allegations and investigations of abuse, and the survey process and plans of correction.

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Ned Milenkovich
Principal
Ned Milenkovich
Principal

Ned Milenkovich, co-chair of the firm’s Health Care practice, helps health care and drug & pharmacy clients meet the demands of federal and state regulators, strengthen their positions in a highly competitive marketplace, and resolve a broad range of commercial disputes. Ned represents businesses of all sizes, with a focus on companies with interests and operations throughout the drug-supply chain.

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Robert M. Morgan
Special Counsel
Robert M. Morgan
Special Counsel

Robert Morgan is a health care regulatory and policy attorney with extensive experience in public service and the private sector. Bob helps hospitals, health systems, consulting firms, pharmacies, advocacy groups and other clients better understand the effects of federal and state health care reform legislation, ensure compliance with evolving regulatory requirements, implement industry best practices, and navigate complex relationships between lawmakers, government officials and law-enforcement agencies.

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Robert K. Neiman
Principal
Robert K. Neiman
Principal

Bob Neiman, co-chair of the firm’s Health Care practice, is an experienced litigator who focuses his practice on health care regulatory counseling and litigation, employment-related counseling and litigation, and commercial litigation, including insurance coverage matters and other business disputes.

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Joel S. Polisky
Principal
Joel S. Polisky
Principal

Joel Polisky is a seasoned transactional lawyer who represents closely held businesses, often as general counsel, in connection with planning and implementing business strategies and a wide range of transactions, among them the disposition and acquisition of assets and entity structuring. His clients are engaged in a broad array of businesses, including manufacturing, retail, health care, and business and personal services.

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Neil B. Posner
Principal
Neil B. Posner
Principal

Neil Posner successfully counsels his clients on the complexities of buying and maintaining insurance, and using insurance as part of an overall risk-management program. Chair of the firm’s Policyholders' Insurance Coverage group, Neil focuses on insurance recovery and dispute resolution, risk management, loss prevention and cost containment. His clients include public and private companies, organizations, boards of directors, individual officers and other policyholders.

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Edward D. Shapiro
Principal
Edward D. Shapiro
Principal

Ed Shapiro has been Chair of the firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice group since 2007. Trained as a trial attorney and as a mediator, his practice focuses on the efficient prevention, management and resolution of disputes for businesses, organizations and individuals. Ed’s primary objective is to help clients identify their goals, and then to collaborate with them on business and personal solutions to meet those goals.

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Abraham J. Stern
Special Counsel
Abraham J. Stern
Special Counsel

Abe Stern is a business attorney with nearly three decades of experience advising clients on legal and business issues in a broad range of commercial and regulatory matters, with an emphasis on the health care industry. Abe's clients include physicians, assisted-living facilities, home health care providers, hospices and long-term care facilities, as well as entrepreneurs, wholesalers, retailers, commercial lenders, developers, hotels, manufacturers, distributors and clearing firms.

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