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Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Businesses face a number of legal issues every day. Some hire attorneys when they are in trouble while others have them on staff at all times. Did you know you can also hire an attorney when you need consultation on specific legal matters? This can help you accomplish many things, including keeping your business compliant […]

Monday, June 28th, 2021
man in business suit signing papers on wooden table

Although “bet-the-company” litigation is a relatively new term, this type of legal issue is not new. It refers to litigation that is so high-risk that it can cause a business to have to shut down if not successful. It could make a company unable to perform business or result in the loss of intellectual property, […]

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
purchasing the assets of a pharmacy

Pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers have had a business relationship with each other since the 1960s. Today, PBMs function as intermediaries between insurers, drug manufacturers, and pharmacies. Because they do so much within the industry, it is logical for them to charge fees for revenue. These include GER and DIR fees, which affect pharmacies in […]

Friday, January 22nd, 2021
man in blue shirt drafting contract

Contracts are complex documents that are required when starting and running a business. When drafting these documents, you must be aware of your own policies as well as local, state, and federal regulations. It is important to be aware of what can happen if your contracts aren’t created properly as well. Here are some mistakes […]

Monday, August 31st, 2020
labor and employment laws 2019

There are over 180 workplace laws regulated by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Small and large business owners alike should know that following these laws is vital. This is for the benefit of employees, business owners, and the workforce as a whole. Here are some of the most significant laws and regulations in the […]

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020
doctor with one blue glove making note

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced proposed changes to the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, and Civil Monetary Penalty Law in 2019. The changes clear up issues with the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute as well as offer new exceptions […]

Monday, June 22nd, 2020
nurse or doctor holding a stack of files in folders

When it comes to DME and HME regulations, documentation can be one of the most frustrating aspects of compliance. If suppliers don’t show proper documentation for the necessity of providing an item, there can be serious repercussions with CMS. What happens when documentation isn’t complete? Compliance issues aren’t always about fraud or abuse. Sometimes, a […]

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

Fiduciary duties refer to the actions and decisions that directors, officers, and business partners take on behalf of stakeholders or other partners. When professionals violate a contract or do not act in the best interest of the corporation, they may be held responsible for breaching their fiduciary duties. What are the main types of fiduciary […]

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

It isn’t uncommon for new business owners to make legal mistakes when starting their new ventures. This is because they are having to focus on so many things at one time. But, it is important to stay on top of everything involved with starting a business, including following the law. A failure to write a […]

Thursday, May 28th, 2020
get professional legal help when selling a business at Brown & Fortunato

Before starting a business, you must know what TYPE of business you are making, specifically what tax entity you will be operating under. This will determine the structure of your business, investment opportunities, and even personal risk. Before you decide what type of entity to start, speak with your attorney about the following options. Partnerships […]