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Eric S. Klein Member

Areas of Practice

Industries

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2007

Education

George Washington University, J.D.

  • with honors

Yale University, B.A., magna cum laude

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Eric S. Klein devotes his practice to representing clients in the health care sector with respect to corporate and regulatory issues, including hospitals, physician groups, long-term care facilities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), dental service organizations (DSOs), hospice providers and home health agencies. In particular, Mr. Klein counsels such clients on compliance and reimbursement issues as well as health facility and physician practice acquisitions and other changes of ownership, including related licensure and Medicare/Medicaid certification matters. Mr. Klein also advises clients on structuring businesses and transactions to achieve client objectives while addressing anti-kickback, Stark and other legal restrictions. 

Mr. Klein’s practice also focuses on private and public nonprofits and tax-exempt organizations.  Mr. Klein’s clients include charitable organizations—ranging from educational, health care, research and religious organizations—to social welfare organizations.  Mr. Klein guides clients in issues relating to state corporation laws and related transactions; federal tax-exemption under Sections 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), and other provisions of the Internal Revenue Code; and state and federal regulation of charities and charitable solicitations.

After college, Mr. Klein worked for Health Net, Inc. of California in its contract analysis department, where he created financial models used to evaluate hospital, physician group, and ancillary contracts.

Experience

  • Managed the hospital, practitioner group and pharmacy Medicare enrollment applications for a national health system's $1.5 billion acquisition of a major medical center.
  • Took lead advisory role in a hospital's change of ownership from a municipal to private owner, including licensure and Medicare certification transition matters.
  • Managed government fraud investigations for managed care organizations, hospice providers and medical billing companies.
  • Represented numerous clients in obtaining tax-exemption, drafting employment and business agreements, and revising organizational bylaws and articles of incorporation.
  • Served as pro bono general counsel to a nonprofit, charitable organization in Detroit.

Memberships & Involvement

  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member
  • State Bar of Michigan, Health Law Section