Gerald M. Griffith

Gerry Griffith practices in the areas of health care transactions, tax-exempt organizations, and regulatory compliance. He also has served as borrower's counsel on several hospital and long-term care bond issues. Gerry's transactional practice focuses on significant transactions, with an emphasis on joint ventures and acquisitions. His tax-exempt organizations practice concentrates on defending major IRS audits, obtaining rulings in complex cases, and community benefit matters.

Gerry has represented multiple health systems in major IRS audits. He also is experienced in structuring complex affiliations, including hospital joint operating agreements and other shared control joint ventures. He has obtained several unique private letter rulings from the IRS, including the first ever ruling approving a nonprofit hospital joint operating agreement (PLR 9609012), the first hybrid JOA/merger ruling (PLR 199944046), and the first ruling on disqualified person status of physicians (PLR 201336020).

Gerry also has considerable experience in structuring physician relationships with hospitals, nonprofit governance, executive compensation, academic medical center relationships, voluntary disclosures, and fraud and abuse and Stark Law compliance. He has represented hospital systems, academic medical centers, physician organizations, health maintenance organizations, and colleges and universities.

Gerry is Past President of the American Health Lawyers Association and a member of its Nominating Committee. He is also a member of the advisory board for BNA's Health Law Reporter, and he served as chair of the Health Care Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

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Areas of Practice 1) Healthcare and 2) Life Sciences False Claims Act & Qui Tam Defense
Law School University of Toledo - College of Law
Education University of Michigan (B.A. 1982)
Bar Member / Association Illinois and Michigan
Most recent firm Jones Day
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