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With 30 years of legal experience, Gus Suarez is in a position that enables the firm to be agile with the individuals and businesses we represent. Gus Suarez can help you with all of your business legal needs, including Buying and selling any type of business entity. Gus Suarez has assisted clients in the sale and purchase of restaurants, bars, taverns, franchises (e.g., Dominos’ Pizza, Miami Subs, Subway, etc.), gas stations, spas, salons, distributorships and retail stores. Gus Suarez can also assist you with all corporate formalities and the drafting of all type of business contracts.


In the health care arena, our typical clients include solo physicians and physician group practices, health care clinics, rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities (ALF’s), adult day care facilities, home health agencies (HHA’s), pharmacies, home durable medical equipment and device companies (HME’s), nursing homes and long-term care facilities, laboratories, independent diagnostic testing facilities (IDTF’s), targeted case management firms (TCM’s), pediatric prescribed extended care facilities (PPEC’s) and more.


Typical health related matters handled by the firm include the sale and purchase of physician practices and all types of medical companies such as health care clinics, pharmacies, home health agencies, assisted living facilities, TCM’s PPEC’s, IDTF’s and more. In addition to handling all contract and corporate formalities, we also handle all regulatory and licensing matters required when a sale or acquisition takes place such as preparing and filing all applications with the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Florida Medicaid, Department of Health (DOH), etc.


Other routine services that we provide for medical industry clients includes the preparation of employment agreements, management agreements, MSO contracts, shareholder agreements and operating agreements. We also defend medical professionals (physicians, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, etc.) and medical companies facing disciplinary or administrative complaints seeking sanctions, suspension and revocation of professional licenses.


Entertainment law is one of our fastest growing areas of practice. Gus Suarez, a life long musician himself, is passionate about music. He can assist musicians and actors/artists with all of their contractual needs, including contract review and negotiations.


In the personal injury area, Gus Suarez, an avid cycling enthusiast, has personally witnessed the misfortune of serious cycling accidents. From just simple disrespect for cyclists by the operators of automobiles all the way to road rage and intoxicated drivers, Gus Suarez has witnessed it all on Miami’s and South Florida’s hectic roads. Gus Suarez also unfortunately knows firsthand how a serious injury can have a devastating effect not only on the person involved in the accident, but on the entire family as well. So, if you or a loved one has been in a serious cycling accident contact a fellow cyclist who knows the ins and outs and the risks of cycling on Miami and South Florida roads.


 


 

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Suarez & Gaitan - The Health and Business Law Group

800 S. Douglas Road
Suite 930
Coral Gables, FL, 33134

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  1. Health Care: 50%
  2. Business: 30%
  3. Entertainment: 15%
  4. Personal Injury: 5%

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing198606/21/2016
DCInactive 199007/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President/Managing PartnerGus Suarez, P.A. - The Health and Business Law Center1992 - Present
PartnerWilson, Suarez, Lopez & Gennett1994 - 2003
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Health Law Section - Florida BarN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Defense of AHCA Administrative ComplaintHHA License Saved
Medicare overpayment defense$730,000 Over Payment reduced to $6,000
Medicare Revocation MatterBilling privileges reinstated retroactively
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Florida International UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts - Dean's List1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Nurse Registry Seminar - August 8, 2014Dealing with independent contractors consistent with U.S. Dept. of Labor Laws2014
ALF Continuing Education Seminar for Administrators & Managers - Ft. Lauderdale, FL- July 18, 2013Assisted Living Facility Seminar2013
ALF Workshop - July 27, 2011Disciplinary Actions v. ALF's2011