Ours is a transactional practice. We provide advice regarding the structuring of transactions to meet federal and state regulatory requirements, and we negotiate and draft contracts and related documents. Our work includes acting as California counsel for companies that transact business in California but are headquartered in other states.
Saphier and Heller is a small "boutique" firm, founded by Michael Saphier and Dona Heller in 1986. We do not staff projects with multiple attorneys, and our clients always know who is doing their work. Where expertise is required that we do not have, we collaborate with other attorneys in order to meet our clients' needs.
We return phone calls and e-mail messages promptly, turn work-product around quickly, and provide high quality work at competitive rates.
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Our Health Law Blog
Posted 5/20/10 ...
Independent diagnostic testing facility (IDTF) requirements were significantly changed in 2008, but we continue to see arrangements that do not reflect the current Medicare requirements. The changes included a new prohibition against an IDTF’s sharing of space, equipment, or staff with another Medicare-enrolled individual or organization (such as a physician practice). These changes effectively eliminate ... more>
Posted 7/23/09 ...
Corporate practice of medicine issues continue to arise with frequency in Saphier and Heller's California health law practice. These issues can be especially problematical in the context of physician practice management contracts, when a management company owned by non-physicians seeks to control ... more>