How Rosemary Helps Clients
Clients trust Rosemary Corsetti because they know how committed she is to their “cause.” Her extensive experience and knowledge, especially in the long term care and religiously affiliated sectors, are hard to find. And her philosophy of listening more than she speaks provides even more value.
Rosemary has a broad background in commercial litigation as well as health care and nonprofit corporation law. She has experience in acquisitions and mergers, and has been the firm’s primary Healthcare attorney responsible for coordinating, and closing, transactions nationally. She also has experience in corporate governance and reorganization, as well as general corporate practice.
Rosemary has represented not-for-profit health care systems as they have reorganized nationally and for-profit corporations in transactions including the formation of foundations. With her many years of mergers and acquisitions experience, she helped form a national chain of for-profit, long-term care corporations. As a result of that successful endeavor, Rosemary was named vice president, secretary and general counsel of a national chain of 77 long-term care facilities, where she served for five years.
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Following the sale of that corporation, Rosemary held the title of executive vice president and general counsel of a chain of 58 nursing homes in 12 states. Rosemary also served as Chief Legal Officer of a third chain of 58 long-term care facilities. In these in-house roles, Rosemary managed all outside litigation counsel, led acquisitions, divestitures, regulatory work, and served in the C-Suite strategic initiatives while managing her practice at Buchanan.
With boundless energy and complete devotion to every client, Rosemary represents:
- National healthcare systems, individual hospitals and long-term care facilities
- Religious congregations and their incorporated apostolates
- Religious congregations, nationally, as they reconfigure their provinces or entire congregational structures
- Social service organizations
- Colleges, universities, high schools and day care centers
- Foundations ensuing from the sale of not-for-profit health care entities
- Clients in estate planning and probate activities
With her comprehensive knowledge of the interface of church law as it affects the transactions she leads, Rosemary works side-by-side with church leaders on virtually all transactions dealing with religiously-affiliated entities. In fact, following law school, Rosemary conducted post-graduate study in ecclesiastical law at Duquesne University. She enjoys developing and employing practical, cutting-edge solutions in the realm of religiously-affiliated work.
Rosemary is a frequent speaker and author concerning transactions in the healthcare industry, the inter-relationship of civil law with religiously affiliated entities and other topics. She holds Martindale-Hubbell’s® highest peer review rating; is consistently included in The Best Lawyers in America Healthcare Law category; and was most recently recognized in the 2023 Edition for Mergers and Acquisitions Law and Nonprofit/ Charities Law.
Rosemary's other honors and awards include:
- San Damiano Award, The Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God, 2017
- St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Medal, Seton Hill University, 2016
- Dame of the Order of St. Gregory the Great
- St. Thomas More Award
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 1977
Seton Hill University, B.A., 1974, summa cum laude
Duquesne University, Ecclesiastical Law
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. Supreme Court
Holy Family Institute, Board of Trustees
Elizabeth Seton Memory Care Center, Board of Trustees
Active member, Archangel Gabriel Parish, including lector and lector training, Eucharist minister, Executive Council, Strategic Planning Committee
Independent Review Board, Diocese of Pittsburgh
St. Thomas More Society, Board of Governors
Seton Hill University, former trustee
Boy Scouts of America, Laurel Highlands Council, Former Board Member
Order of St. Gregory the Great, Dame
Frequent pro bono representation