How Robert Helps Clients
Robert provides transactional counsel, primary to healthcare clients, on a range of issues, including: mergers and acquisitions; change of ownership licensure and other issues; assumption of Medicare and Medicaid enrollment; valuation; and anti-kickback and fraud waste and abuse issues in the transactional context.
In addition to his transactional work, Robert provides regulatory counsel to healthcare clients, helping them to translate the complex healthcare regulatory environment into day-to-day operations. Robert's regulatory counsel includes: federal and state fraud, waste and abuse protections; federal and state “Sunshine Act” requirements; Medicare and Medicaid participation and reimbursement; 340B drug purchasing program; and health reform.
What Clients Can Expect
Having spent time practicing in both large law firms and consulting, Robert prides himself in producing easily digestible, implementable work products. Clients should expect a down-to-earth, conversational style, facilitating their ability to apply his transactional and regulatory advice to their everyday operations.
Outside the Office
For Robert, practicing law is part of his much broader work in his communities. From investing in the local chapters of GLAAD and Lambda Legal, to analyzing federal and state policy, Robert believes in leveraging his skills both inside and outside the office. And, should you catch him on a morning off, a new, trendy brunch spot around Washington, DC is a good bet for where to you will find him.
- Drafting and counsel regarding a ~$450m acquisition of fifty long-term care facilities, two pharmacies, two rehabilitation companies, and four inpatient hospice facilities across multiple states.
- Counsels numerous clients regarding federal fraud and abuse protections, including structuring arrangements in accordance with the safe harbors for the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and the “Stark Law” exceptions. Where necessary, Robert provides contract drafting advice to effectuate his clients’ structural decisions.
- Provided operational and compliance counsel (including licensing, reimbursement, enrollment and other issues) with respect to multi-million dollar healthcare transactions, including a 51-jurisidiction change of ownership review with state regulatory authorities.
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 2012
Messiah College, B.A., 2009, Theology
- District of Columbia
American Health Lawyers Association