For over 30 years, Brian has represented clients in the health care industry. Currently serving as chair of the firm’s Health Law Practice Group, he also serves as a respected general counselor and advisor to health care facilities and providers throughout Michigan. He provides his clients with proactive guidance on issues such as regulatory compliance, Stark, Anti-Kickback, fraud and abuse, Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol, health care regulated business transactions/contracting, institutional governance, physician credentialing, medical staff matters, HIPAA/HITECH, medical records management, professional licensing, employment, real estate, construction, and health law generally.
Brian also litigates health law, employment, professional licensing, tax, and medical malpractice claims in federal and state courts and administrative courts and tribunals. He advises on claims to determine appropriate resolution strategies including negotiation, settlement, mediation, arbitration and/or trial as may be required for each case and client. He has represented hospitals, private practices, physicians, executives, health care insurance entities, long term care facilities, nursing homes, and advanced practice and nursing professionals.
Brian works with all types of licensed health care professionals to resolve complaints and investigations brought by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Quality Improvement Organizations, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Office of the Inspector General. He also has successfully resolved medical staff privilege disputes in administrative fair hearings.
Brian is frequently invited to appear before healthcare institutions, physician groups, and nurses to address healthcare and health professional litigation issues, including guest lectures at nursing and physician assistant college programs in Western Michigan. He is also active in his community, having served as an elected school board member and as a member of the Allegan County United Way Board, while regularly coaching youth soccer and basketball.
Brian lives with his wife Paula, and their five children on a small farm near Grand Rapids enjoying the best of both city and country living.