Philadelphia, PA, June 20, 2012 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC announced today the addition of shareholders Stanley J. Milavec, Jr., co-founder of a Philadelphia-based boutique law firm, and John Washlick, former co-chair of the Health Law Practice Group of Cozen O’Connor, to its Health Care Section in Philadelphia. Washlick joined the firm on June 18, and Milavec will join the firm on July 2.
Joseph Dougherty, co-managing shareholder of Buchanan’s Philadelphia office, said, “Stan and John have tremendous reputations as health care lawyers, and will add significant value for our large base of clients in the health care industry. We are very excited to have Stan and John join us in Philadelphia."
Buchanan’s Health Care Section was ranked #1 in Pennsylvania by Best Lawyers in America in its most recent report. The firm’s Health Care Section consists of more than 30 attorneys and professionals who provide the full spectrum of legal counsel, including transactional, regulatory, labor and employment, FDA, taxation, securities, litigation and corporate governance. The firm represents a variety of businesses in the health sector, from private hospitals to integrated global health enterprises and from research organizations to assisted-living facilities.
“Buchanan’s outstanding reputation and full range of services to clients in the health care industry is what attracted me to return,” said Milavec, who was an associate with Buchanan in the late 1980s.
Milavec left Buchanan to serve as in-house counsel for Albert Einstein Healthcare Network in 1991. Since then, he has served as general counsel for two other Pennsylvania teaching hospitals and co-founded two health care-related companies before starting a Center City law firm in 2005.
“Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is known for its extensive health care law expertise and its accomplished and recognized health care lawyers, particularly in the Mid-Atlantic region and in Florida,” Washlick said. “The firm’s commitment to continue its focus on building its health care practice in Philadelphia is clear.”
Washlick, who focuses on health care transactions and corporate compliance, recently completed two joint ventures and a $20 million home care deal that spanned several states.
Milavec has more than 25 years of legal experience, including 15 years of experience managing the legal affairs of large teaching hospitals and integrated health care delivery systems. He focuses on corporate and business law, corporate governance, regulatory matters, and transactions. He also represents regional imaging centers, large physician practice groups, pharmaceutical companies, long term care providers, medical device and equipment manufacturers and distributors, and health insurance companies.
As a co-founder of two revolutionary health care businesses, Milavec has knowledge and experience regarding a number of health industry-related matters, such as FDA applications, approvals and exemptions, negotiating and securing capital, and the sale and distribution of medical products and clinical services to hospitals, health systems, physicians, and consumers. He also has experience advising clients from hospitals to private physicians on a number of health care related matters, from Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, to medical staff disputes, to acquisitions, affiliations, joint ventures and divestitures.
Milavec has taught health care, licensing and contract related courses at both Columbia Law School and the Villanova University School of Law. He is listed in Philadelphia Super Lawyers for Health Care, and in SmartCEO Magazine as one of Philadelphia’s “Legal Elite” for business legal advice. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh -Johnstown in 1983, his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1986, and his master’s degree in Public Health and Healthcare Administration from Harvard University in 1987.
Washlick counsels clients ranging from hospitals to entrepreneurs on matters such as professional service agreements, physician recruitment incentives, state and federal fraud and abuse and anti-referral prohibitions, management and provider contracts, and patient healthcare information privacy under state law and HIPAA. He has particular knowledge in the areas of tax-exempt and non-profit law, healthcare mergers and affiliations, as well as joint ventures.
Washlick has taught Tax and Healthcare related courses at both the Widener University School of Law and the Villanova University School of Law for over a decade. He serves on the Board of Directors for the American Health Lawyers Association and the New Jersey State Bar Health & Hospital law section and is co-chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association Health Law Committee. He is a member of a number of other healthcare and charity related boards and committees, and serves as a volunteer attorney for the Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and for Volunteers for the Indignant Program. He has been published in many health care and tax related publications, such as Health Law Digest and the New Jersey Law Journal.
Washlick received his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island. Prior to attending Southwestern University School of Law, where he received his J.D. in 1986, he worked as a Certified Public Accountant and Corporate Controller. He received his LL.M in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.
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