Hospitals, health systems, physician, and specialty groups are represented by Schwabe.

industry relationships

American Health Lawyers Association

American Health Lawyers Association

National Institute on Halth Care Fraud

Oregon Ambulatory Surgery Center Association

Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems

Oregon Health Care Association

Oregon Medical Association

Oregon State Bar Health Law Section

Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys

State of Healthcare in the PNW

Few other industries have faced the number of challenges that healthcare has over the past several years. We examine the experiences ‎and concerns of healthcare executives, employees, and patients. ‎

What our clients say

“As a health insurance agent in Central Oregon, we needed a tax and estate planning team that we felt ‎possessed the same values that we did as ‘personal professionals’ that have the client’s best interest ‎as the main objective. We deal with almost 1,000 Medicare-eligible people and our clients are very ‎pleased with the Schwabe team. A grand slam as far as our clients are concerned.”

Don Klippenes, Health Insurance Strategies

“Schwabe has a rare and great combination of responsiveness and urgency. They helped us with a very complex transaction that had several moving levers. The solutions-oriented team provided incredibly creative responses to challenging issues. I could also rely on the fact that they had our best interests at heart—there was never any question that seeing us be successful was a top priority.”

Luis Machuca, (former) CEO, Enli Health Intelligence


  • Represent hospitals and specialty medical groups in joint ventures, both for-profit and charitable, and physician-hospital organization (PHO) formations.
  • Advise on acquisition of physician practices, physician recruitment and employment, and compliance with the Stark and Anti-Kickback laws and the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Provide HIPAA compliance advice and data breach coaching.
  • Help investigate and respond to complaints filed against healthcare entities and practitioners by patients, staff members, and others.
  • Review contracts, policies, and other documents to ensure favorable business terms and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Advise hospitals and physicians on the revision of medical staff bylaws, medical staff peer review, the conduct of medical staff fair hearings, and ‎reports to the National Practitioner Data Bank.
  • Conduct investigations to assist health systems, hospitals, and other healthcare entities address possible compliance, employment, risk management, and other matters.
  • Provide trainings and training materials on various healthcare and employment laws and regulations.
  • Created Oregon’s first Accountable Care Organization (ACO) qualified for participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.
  • Serve on and provide advice and counsel to the ethics committees of various healthcare entities.
  • Provide interim or backup general counsel, compliance officer, privacy officer, security officer, or risk manager services to health systems and other entities.
  • Draft and review contracts for electronic medical records systems and the sharing of software, services, and data between various healthcare entities.
  • Draft policies and applications for insurance clients, including Affordable Care Act “Qualified Health Plans,” and life settlement contracts.
  • Assist physicians and other healthcare professionals with licensing and credentialing matters, including investigations by licensing boards and credentialing committees.
  • Assist healthcare entities and practitioners with negotiating, enforcing, and understanding their rights and responsibilities with respect to restrictive covenants.
  • Obtained nonimmigrant visas and permanent residence status for key physicians and researchers for a major medical university.
  • Draft consent forms, notices of privacy practices, conditions of registration forms, policies, and other documents needed by physician practices to operate in compliance with applicable laws and regulations and mitigate risks.

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