Health Care Practice

We represent professional providers, practice management organizations, health care plans, and ancillary services providers. Our firm offers advice for start-up companies, strategic development assistance, licensing and regulatory compliance, and comprehensive legal services to health care providers and health care plans. This includes contracting, compensation and benefits assistance for health care companies and their employees; litigation; and antitrust counseling. Edward J. Dailey  leads our health care practice.

Strategic Development

We serve as outside general counsel to both health care start-ups and established practices and also assist them with development and implementation of their business plans and practices. Our firm is active in the negotiation and documentation of equity and bank financing. We work with established health care organizations to assess marketplace trends, to analyze business opportunities, and to study competitors.

Provider Contracts

We assist professional providers and practice management organizations with negotiation and documentation of provider contracts. These include risk contracting, indemnity contracting, and employment contracting with professional corporations. Our work includes advice regarding financial terms, asset evaluation, and risk assessment.

Compensation and Benefits

We have extensive experience with the negotiation and documentation of partnership, equity, and employment and benefit arrangements for professional providers. This includes advice concerning terms of partnership, equity, and employment arrangements and definition of professional responsibilities, benefits, disability coverage, and retirement plans. Our firm is regularly involved in resolving contract termination and dissolution issues and disputes, including litigation.

Regulatory Compliance

We offer comprehensive assistance with professional licensing compliance, public health licensing, Medicare and Medicaid compliance, and fraud and abuse compliance. This includes development of compliance programs, assistance with implementation, and representation before regulatory agencies, inspectors general, Office of the Attorney General, and the United States Justice Department.


We can help clients with the assessment and resolution of antitrust issues, including strong representation before Massachusetts and federal courts and enforcement agencies. Our firm also develops antitrust compliance programs.

Please direct any specific questions to Sunstein’s Business Practice Group.