I represent a variety of healthcare providers in sub-specialties ranging from radiology to dentistry to mental health. I help new practitioners start practices, acquire practices, and hire new associates. I also help established providers sell their practices, working with them to reap the rewards of what they have built, while also preserving their well-eared legacy. In between, I counsel health care practitioners and providers regarding avenues for risk mitigation in their health care operations spanning a wide array of topics, including the use and dissemination of patient health information, contract concerns, employment matters, regulatory and licensing issues, and billing and compliance matters, among other things. My familiarity with state and federal regulations governing health care providers, and in particular privacy regulations such as HIPAA and 42 C.F.R. part 2, enables me to counsel clients regarding the issues at hand, while also helping them avoid mistakes that could lead to future disputes. I also provide privacy compliance training and advice to health care providers, including drug and alcohol treatment centers, in order to assist them in navigating the complexities and ever-changing landscape of handling patient health information.
My job as a lawyer is to be a resource for clients to help them identify opportunities and solve problems that they can’t navigate on their own. Sometimes, that means working with clients in their brightest moments, where I get to help them turn ideas into reality in a way that complies with the law. Other times, that means working with clients in their lowest moments, where I help them solve life-altering problems that they can’t fix on their own. While those tasks require different skill sets, and trigger vastly different emotions, both are tremendously rewarding.
The opportunity to work with clients through their highest highs and lowest lows is most clearly on display in the regulatory and compliance areas where I practice. In that role, I get the thrill of helping clients obtain new licenses, start new businesses and healthcare practices, and grow beyond their wildest dreams. At the same time, I work with businesses and professionals to keep their licenses – their livelihoods –when unexpected surprises arise. With the ever-changing legal landscape, a constant influx of new rules and regulations, and a steady rotation of administrations enforcing them, no licensee or business owner should try to navigate those issues alone.
Honors & Awards
The Best Lawyers in America©
Commercial Litigation, 2023-2024
40 & Under Hot List, 2018-2019
Under 40 Hot List, 2016-2017
Local Litigation Star, 2016-2024
Future Star, 2015
Minnesota Super Lawyers®
Minnesota Super Lawyers®, 2012
2005 Excellence in Employment Law Award
Minnesota Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
Associations & Memberships
Minnesota Bar Association
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society