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General Counsel Services

In an ideal world . . . every healthcare business should have its own General Counsel.

Wouldn’t it be nice to call your General Counsel when a legal issue develops -- instead of having to guess about what to do?

The responsiveness, familiarity, and trust derived from the continuity of an ongoing relationship with General Counsel necessarily enhance the performance of any healthcare business and the peace of mind of its owners. For smaller medical practices and healthcare businesses, however, full-time General Counsel is typically cost prohibitive. And hiring a private attorney on an ad hoc basis often results in time-consuming efforts to get the lawyer up to speed on the dynamics of your business. The alternative – guessing at the legal answer – creates unnecessary financial risks.  

Our Atlanta healthcare law firm provides the solution.

Hamil Little On-Call General Counsel Services

Our On-call General Counsel makes your medical organizations healthier, puts it at less risk and leaves it better positioned to profit. We offer a unique, value-based opportunity for your medical practice or healthcare business to obtain General Counsel Services. We provide tailored On-Call General Counsel Services in several different packages that set a number of hours to be used over the course of a month or quarter at a substantially reduced hourly rate, paid for in a way that best fits your budget. We become your General Counsel, available when you need legal help.

In this hyper-regulatory and litigious day, your medical practice deserves legal advice it can call on. Whether you are considering hiring a doctor, a new joint venture or other new opportunities, navigating difficult dynamics or need help understanding and negotiating contract terms, you will benefit most from having counsel who understands your business, budget and the specific issues that your medical practice deals with.

Our Integrated Legal Assistance to Protect Your Business

Most medical practices do not look for a lawyer until they feel they have to.  Many relationships with counsel begin with organizations asking for assistance to fix a specific problem or consider a proposed transaction.  Healthier organizations proactively screen for legal issues and invite periodic compliance checks, establishing relationships with counsel so that reliable advice is easily accessible when needed.

Here’s just a summary of the types of legal work and tasks included in our On-Call General Counsel arrangements for our clients:

  • Counsel on call 24/7 for day-to-day operations and emergency matters
  • Contracts to help organizations negotiate for better terms and understand “industry standard” arrangements
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Prioritizing legal concerns
  • Reviewing systems for compliance
  • Quarterbacking HR matters (facilitating affordable review of employee handbooks, contracts and offer letters, employee benefit compliance, etc.)
  • Real Estate and Equipment Leases
  • Legal advice when considering new transactions and joint ventures
  • Legal advice on handling governance and conflict of interest issues
  • Bylaws review and revision
  • Policy drafting and review
  • Contract review and analysis
  • Professional staff and employee issues
  • Preparation of legal correspondence
  • HIPAA and regulatory compliance questions
  • Billing and coding issues
  • Medicare issues
  • STARK/AKS/Self-referral problems and issues
  • Telephone conferences
  • Email correspondence

HOW IT WORKS

We will provide a written engagement agreement that ensures our availability to you with the predictable expense that meets your expectations, fits your budget, and remains flexible should your legal needs change. Our package options begin at $900 per month and can be canceled or amended to fit your level of need.

For complete details about our law firm’s package options for General Counsel Services, email us at info@hamillittle.com or contact us at our office nearest you. We also offer a free evaluation with you about which package of General Counsel Services best fits your healthcare business needs.

RESPONSIVENESS ­ FAMILIARITY – TRUST

We are committed to protecting the financial interests of physicians and other healthcare businesses. Our attorneys have extensive experience and are AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell, its highest rating.

Georgia Healthcare Law Firm

Most of our law firm’s clients are doctors, doctor partnerships, federally qualified health centers, ambulance services, elder care businesses, pharmacies, healthcare entrepreneurs and other healthcare-related businesses. We serve our clients throughout Georgia and South Carolina, principally in Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia and Aiken, South Carolina. See the communities we serve. We have also represented clients in over 20 States.

Speak With Us Today

We advise and represent medical practices and other healthcare providers. Hamil Little Healthcare Law is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell and has offices in Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia. Contact us at info@hamillittle.com, or 404-685-1662 (Atlanta) or 706-722-7886 (Augusta) to schedule a confidential consultation.

DISCLAIMER: Any result this law firm or any lawyer of this law firm may achieve on behalf of one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.