Every medical professional and startup business entrepreneur should seek legal counsel before signing a legally binding contract, advises attorney Ezra Reinstein. |
Founder of The Reinstein Law Firm , an award-winning firm based in Needham, Massachusetts, Reinstein counsels health care industry professionals and medical practices throughout Greater Boston on issues that run the gamut of health care law: practice formation, employment contract and partnership negotiation, HIPAA compliance, transitions to a Direct Primary Care practice model, and more. He also represents numerous startups in the health care, software, and high tech fields.
“Many physicians, especially newly graduated residents and fellows, are reluctant to hire an attorney to review their contracts or handle other legal issues that might arise,” says Reinstein, “even though entering into a contract without having a skilled, efficient, experienced attorney review the contract first is a recipe for disaster.” Reinstein explains, “it’s a common fear that hiring an attorney might offend the other side. But the fact is: hiring an attorney is a clear signal that you’re taking the negotiation seriously. You’re taking concrete steps to make sure that the negotiation goes smoothly and productively, and that the resulting contract facilitates a mutually beneficial business relationship.”
The corporatization of medicine over the past two decades means that “the contract that you received was drafted by the lawyer for the hospital or practice group – a lawyer who is professionally obligated to draft the contract in favor of their own client, even if it comes at your expense. It’s up to you to protect your own interests by engaging an attorney with a deep understanding of health care law, industry standards, and appropriate negotiating dynamics,” says Attorney Reinstein.
Ezra Reinstein is a highly respected attorney who focuses his practice on healthcare and business law. He has successfully and efficiently represented physicians, psychologists, practice groups, health care companies, and high-tech startups throughout the greater Boston and the surrounding areas. After earning degrees from Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Reinstein worked as a litigation attorney at prominent international law firms in New York and Los Angeles, including Kirkland & Ellis and Greenberg Traurig. Since founding his own firm in 2010 to specialize in health care law and startup business law, he has gained an outstanding reputation for insightful counsel and cost-effective representation. He received the “Rising Star” award from SuperLawyers and Boston Magazine multiple times, and has twice been featured in Medscape as an expert on physician employment contracts. He has also maintained a “Superb” Avvo rating and earned the 2015 Corporate LiveWire Global Award for Health Care Law.
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