Over nearly 30 years, Jim has built a robust practice serving industry leaders in the health care, nonprofit, and commercial business areas. A wide variety of clients –including nonprofit and quasi-governmental healthcare providers, private foundations and public charities, and commercial entities – rely on Jim's technical experience and practical approach to guide their most important decisions. He serves as general counsel for organizations that provide grants or public benefit services, and many of his longtime clients include mental health and developmental/intellectual disability service providers, hospice facilities, community health services providers, and physician groups. One of Jim's most distinctive areas of practice is advising on compliance audits for governmental programs, which can involve vast amounts of data. He works closely with clients on identifying and managing applicable risks throughout the process and has become a go-to resource for this sensitive and highly technical work.
Where health care and nonprofit intersect, Jim helps his clients leverage the talents and efficiencies of their teams and the legal opportunities available. Jim regularly collaborates with health care clients on acquisitions, parent and affiliate arrangements, HIPAA and other compliance issues, billing matters, risk management, governance concerns, privacy and security policies and procedures, and contract review. The contracts and policies he drafts are created to reduce risk, but balance administrative burden and expense appropriately.
Jim also leads financial transactions, drafts and negotiates services and other agreements, and prepares and helps clients implement security and privacy policies for commercial businesses. As an experienced counselor with a dynamic group of clients, Jim offers a global perspective for all business decisions.