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 this industry must operate. The result is likely to be greater uncertainly and more tough choices.  

Much Shelist's health care attorneys provide straightforward solutions to the complex business, legal, and regulatory issues that you can 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, for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals, ancillary care providers, pharmacies, home health agencies, 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. We also have an extensive practice advising assisted-living facilities, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, and other facilities that serve the disabled and senior citizens facing medical challenges. 

We serve health care clients in the following key areas:

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

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

  • Regulatory Matters, including compliance with anti-kickback/fraud and abuse, Stark law, Medicare, state licensure, certificate 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

Robert K. Neiman, Leader

Attorneys

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 leads the firm’s emerging companies and venture capital 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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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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Jacob R. Lenzke
Associate
Jacob R. Lenzke
Associate

Jacob R. Lenzke focuses his practice primarily on commercial litigation, business reorganization and bankruptcy matters, as well as on patent prosecution, licensing and other intellectual property issues.

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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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Robert K. Neiman
Principal
Robert K. Neiman
Principal

Bob Neiman 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.  Co-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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