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Kurt Hansen

Kurt F. Hansen


503-796-2996 Direct

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Professional Experience
Kurt Hansen represents physicians, dentists, optometrists, nurse practitioners and other medical providers in Oregon and Washington in practice purchases, affiliations and employment relationships. He also represents medical providers with matters before licensing boards and medical staff. He has helped hospitals and medical practices in joint ventures including surgery centers, imaging centers and pain management practices. Mr. Hansen has counseled hospitals in six mergers, all of which were successful. He also advises medical practices in regulatory compliance including fraud and abuse, Stark, insurance and HIPAA matters. He has represented over 1,500 Oregon dentists in Board of Dentistry matters and represented dentists in practice roles and organizational matters. Mr. Hansen serves as the General Counsel of the firm.

Mr. Hansen is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for his work in health care law.

Representative Health Care Clients
Bend Memorial Clinic, P.C.
The Vancouver Clinic, P.S., Inc.
Radiology Consultants, P.C.
Northwest Permanente, P.C.
Trauma Specialists, LLP
Oregon Academy of General Dentistry
Columbia Orthopedics
Portland Dermatology
Dentists Benefits Insurance Company

Professional & Community Activities
Mr. Hansen is a member of the Oregon State Bar Health Lawyers Association and was its Chair for 1991-1992. He is a member of the Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys. He is also a member the Health Law section of the American Bar Association and the American Health Lawyers Association.

Mr. Hansen is a frequent speaker on medical regulatory issues, and has served on the combined Boards of Trustees of Emanuel Children's Hospital Foundation/Emanuel Medical Center Foundation/Good Samaritan Foundation. He is currently a member of the Legacy Emanuel Hospital Foundation Board and is the immediate past chair. He is a member of the Business and Corporate Law sections of both the Oregon and Washington State Bar Associations.  He served two terms on the Oregon State Bar (OSB) Ethics Committee, including as its chair in 2011, and is a former member of the OSB Unlawful Practice of Law Committee and the Local Professional Responsibility Committee for Multnomah County.

Mr. Hansen was an Adjunct Professor of Law (Health Law) at the University of Oregon Law School from 1995 through 2001. He is a member of the Dean's Advisory Council and a member of the Alumni Board of the University of Oregon Law School and served for a number of years as the co-chair of the Frohnmayer Public Service Award Dinner Committee.

Mr. Hansen was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, and retired as a Captain after thirty-four years of active and reserve duty as a surface warfare officer including mobilizations for Operation Iraqi Freedom totalling two years. He deployed as Commander, Task Group 55.5 (Naval Coastal Warfare). His personal awards include the Legion of Merit.

Admitted to Practice
Oregon State Courts
Washington State Courts
United States District Court, District of Oregon
United States District Court, Western District of Washington
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

University of Oregon School of Law, Juris Doctor degree (1984)
Oregon State University, Bachelor of Science in Forestry and Naval Science (1975)

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