Corporate and Healthcare Law
RezLegal, LLC

30,000 Foot View: Asset Sale vs. Stock Sale

By David Jeans You have been running your business for years, perhaps even decades, and the time has come for you to transition the business to someone else.  The buyer of your business could take a variety of forms, such as a key employee, family member, a competitor in your particular industry or a private...
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Government Using Data Analysis to Target Providers

By Elizabeth Shaw In May 2009, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) created the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT). The HEAT initiative is a multi-agency team of federal, state, and local investigators that use data analysis techniques to fight health care fraud, such as...
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NEW HHS GUIDANCE SUGGESTS EMR VENDORS AND OTHER BUSINESS ASSOCIATES CANNOT HOLD PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION HOSTAGE

By Samantha L. Prokop The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) recently issued guidance regarding the practice of a Business Associate cutting off a Covered Entity’s access to Protected Health Information (“PHI”). This may occur when a healthcare provider refuses to pay its electronic medical records (“EMR”) vendor or when the provider decides to switch...
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Common Pitfalls When Branding your Business

By Lacey Croy Most business owners can agree on one thing:  the importance of a business plan.  Most business owners, however, often overlook the importance of incorporating trademark protection into a business plan.  Whether your company is a start-up or a business that has been in existence for years, incorporating adequate trademark protection into your...
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New Guidelines for Obtaining an EIN from the IRS

You may experience longer wait times to obtain an employer identification number (EIN) from the IRS.  The IRS will no longer process EIN’S online if the responsible party is an entity with an EIN which was previously obtained online through the Internet. For example, assume Don’s Machine Shop, LLC was formed and obtained its EIN...
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