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I joined Krokidas & Bluestein in 1985, and I concentrate my practice in the areas of health care, non-profit, administrative and corporate law.
I represent teaching and community hospitals, long term care hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, community health centers, behavioral health providers, hospices and visiting nurse associations, assisted living residences, senior living communities, community-based human service organizations, private special education school, physicians and allied health professionals in matters involving transactions (mergers, acquisitions, affiliations), corporate governance, contracts, legislative and regulatory matters, reimbursement and tax-exempt financing.
My practice includes writing and lectures for government, professional and trade organizations, including Massachusetts Office of Attorney General, Public Charities Division, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Boston Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, and Massachusetts Senior Care Association on topics such as long-term and post-acute care, assisted living, nursing home transactions, payment and reimbursement, intermediate sanctions and non-profit governance issues.
I'm an active community participant, serving on the boards of several non-profit and community institutions, including Marian Manor (receiving the Magnificat Award in 2004), St. Patrick's Manor, Carmel Terrace, and S Bank. In the past I have served as a member of the Quincy Medical Center, the St. Coletta and Cardinal Cushing Centers, DOVE, Inc. (Domestic Violence Ended), Very Special Arts of Massachusetts, and Quincy Youth Baseball Board of Directors.
Before joining Krokidas & Bluestein, I held several positions in Massachusetts state government. My last position was as Chairman of the Massachusetts Rate Setting Commission.
Languages spoken: Italian, English
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Best Lawyer||U.S. News & World Report||2014|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Rx for Excellence Award||Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly||2011|
|Partners in Hope Award||South Boston Community Health Center||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2007|
|Magnificat Award||Marian Manor for the Aged and Infirm||2004|
|Protecting Nursing Home Residents||Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health||1998|
|Managing Partner||Krokidas & Bluestein LLP||1985 - Present|
|Chairman||State of Massachusetts, Rate Setting Commission||1982 - 1985|
|Assistant Secretary||State of Massachusetts, Exec. Office of Human Services||1981 - 1982|
|Assistant Commissioner of Management Service||State of Massachusetts, Dept. of Public Health||1978 - 1980|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|St. Patricks's Manor||Chairman||N/A|
|Marian Manor for the Aged and Infirm||Chairman||N/A|
|Manet Community Health Center||Board Member||N/A|
|Cardinal Cushing Center||Finance Committee||N/A|
|Massachusetts Association for Mental Health||Board Member||N/A|
|The Provider||"Forum Focuses on ICO Contract and Compliance Issues"||2013|
|MECFA||"Nursing Home Receiverships in Massachusetts: The Massachusetts Patient Care Receivership Act"||2004|
|Boston Bar Association||"Recent Developments in Nursing Home Receivership; Implications for Receivers, the Dept. of Public Health, Nursing Home Operators and Lenders"||2001|
|Suffolk University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1983|
|University of Massachusetts||Public Administration||MA - Masters||1978|
|Trinity College||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1975|
|Massachusetts League Conference||Preparing For The Unexpected: State and Local Considerations||2015|
|35th Anniversary Speaker Series||"No Boundaries - New Boundaries" in Health Care||2015|
|Senior Care Conference||The Essential Building Blocks to Implementing an Effective Compliance and Ethics Program||2013|
|In House Training Day||MHSA In-House Training on Compliance and Regulations||2013|
|Providers Council Seminar||"Preparing to Work With Care Organizations"||2012|
|Massachusetts Day Habilitation Conference||"Preparing to Work with Managed Care Organizations: Contracting Negotiations re ICO/Dual Eligible Project"||2012|
|Association of Developmental Disabilites, Providers Conference||"Preparing to Work with Managed Care Organizations: Contracting Negotiations re ICO/Dual Eligibile Project"||2012|