Focus Team: Health Care

Focus Team: Health Care

Ruder Ware has a long history of representing health care clients. The firm recognizes that the highly regulated and complex nature of the industry demands the attention of a team of attorneys who, as a group, monitor constantly evolving laws and regulations and their impact on our health care clients.

At Ruder Ware, we offer a full-service solution to clients as our focus team consists of health care, business, employment, and litigation attorneys with knowledge of the health care industry. As a result, we are able to take best practices from other industries and apply them to the health care industry, thereby increasing the ability to respond promptly to the rapidly changing health care environment.

Members of the focus team have served on the governing bodies of various health care organizations. This service has provided our attorneys with the opportunity to counsel the health care community. Our dedicated team of attorneys represents health care providers in various matters including:

Our attorneys have substantial expertise representing various health care providers such as:

  • Physicians and Physician Groups
  • Hospitals and Health Care Systems
  • Long Term Care Providers
  • Dentists and Dental Groups
  • Chiropractors and Chiropractic Groups
  • Home Health Providers
  • Hospices
  • Radiology Centers
  • Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Ambulatory Surgery Centers
  • Clinical Laboratories
  • DME Providers
  • Group Purchasing Organizations
  • Independent Provider Organization
  • Alternative Health Care Clinics

Our dedication to maintaining top of mind knowledge of the changing health care regulatory environment is illustrated by our blogs, newsletters, and presentations covering timely topics covering issues at the industry’s forefront. Links to the blogs are as follows:

www.healthlaw-blog.com

www.wisconsinhealthlawyer.com

The creation of our focus team is a further reflection of Ruder Ware’s commitment to providing excellent client service. As part of a full-service law firm, our attorneys provide clients with a one-stop approach to their legal needs. Ruder Ware, the largest Wisconsin law firm headquartered north of Madison, also provides legal counsel in Business Transactions; Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Employment, Benefits & Labor Relations; and Trusts & Estates.

Founded in 1920, Ruder Ware provides business, employment, estate planning, and litigation services. A full-service law firm, over 45 attorneys provide clients with a one-stop approach to their legal needs. Ruder Ware, Business Attorneys for Business Success.

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