CHICAGO — April 30, 2015 — Roetzel & Andress LPA (Roetzel) announced today that 11 attorneys from the firm Kamensky Rubinstein Hochman & Delott LLP (KRHD) have joined Roetzel in a major expansion of the firm’s Chicago office and of its health care law practice. In addition to a top-tier health care compliance and regulatory practice, the former KRHD attorneys bring to Roetzel broad-based corporate, retirement plan consulting, estate probate and wealth planning, employment law, and commercial litigation capabilities.
The attorneys joining Roetzel from KRHD are partners Ericka L. Adler, Michael B. Brohman, Avery Delott, David J. Hochman, Marvin Kamensky, Ben M. Roth and Sherwin R. Rubinstein; counsel Lee Levin, James K. Shaw and John B. Waters; and associate Christina M. Kuta.
"Our focus continues to be on planned growth and thoughtful and strategic moves to add services that benefit our clients and strengthen our offerings," Roetzel Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Casto said.
The firm’s expanded health care law group assists clients in addressing the multifaceted and complex issues that face a wide range of health care industry organizations, personnel, and ancillary health care service providers. The attorneys advise clients on the many legal issues that affect all segments of the health care industry, including hospitals, physician groups, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, medical device inventors, laboratories, manufacturers, distributors, and third-party logistics providers, among others.
KRHD has roots in the Chicago area dating back to 1971. Initially focused on tax, business and pension law, KRHD has garnered recognition as one of Chicago’s top health care law firms over the past few decades.
“We are very excited to join forces with Roetzel,” said KRHD founder Marvin Kamensky. “The combined caliber of the Roetzel and KRHD attorneys is difficult to match anywhere, and we share a commitment to legal excellence that I firmly believe will benefit our clients.”
With the addition of 11 attorneys, Roetzel’s Chicago team has greatly expanded in size and capabilities. Roetzel’s Chicago Partner-in-Charge James Inendino says he looks forward to the integration of the new attorneys and support staff.
“We’ve had the opportunity to get to know our new colleagues over the last few months and have already had the opportunity to successfully collaborate on several matters,” Mr. Inendino said. “We’ve found some fantastic synergies along the way and are really looking forward to this next phase of our growth in Chicago.”
Following is additional information about each of the 11 attorneys who have joined Roetzel:
---Ericka L. Adler -- Ms. Adler concentrates her practice in regulatory and transactional health care law. She represents individual providers, physician groups and other health care entities, including home health care agencies, DME companies, hospices, MRI facilities and surgery centers, among others, in satisfying their day-to-day legal health care needs. Ms. Adler has extensive experience in compliance counseling and structuring and implementing complex joint ventures to comply with state and federal laws and regulations, including the Stark Act and the “Anti-Kickback” law. She earned both an LL.M. and J.D. from DePaul University College of Law and a B.S. from Skidmore College.
--Michael B. Brohman -- Mr. Brohman focuses his practice in health care commercial litigation, white-collar criminal defense and employment discrimination. He has extensive national trial and appellate experience, in state and federal courts, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of health care disputes. Mr. Brohman's areas of expertise include restrictive covenants, licensing, hospital staff privileges, practice dissolutions, qui tam actions, fraud audits and investigations, employment and labor matters, discrimination claims, contract breaches, insurance bad faith issues, antitrust matters and white collar criminal defense matters. Mr. Brohman earned his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Illinois.
--Avery Delott -- Mr. Delott focuses his practice on business transactions and tax law, (i.e., tax planning, probate and estate planning), in which he has more than three decades of experience. He counsels many health care and other professionals in organizational structure, development, maintenance, mergers, acquisitions, expansion and contraction of their businesses. Mr. Delott earned his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
--David J. Hochman -- Mr. Hochman practices in the areas of health care, employee benefits, taxation, and trust and estate planning. His representative clients include physicians, dentists and other non-institutional healthcare providers, as well as individuals and businesses engaged in consulting, wholesale and retail sales and distribution, accounting, law and architecture. Mr. Hochman earned his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law and his B.A. from the University of Missouri at Columbia.
--Marvin Kamensky -- Mr. Kamensky concentrates his practice in health care and tax law. He has been actively involved in the formation of groups without walls, single specialty physician organizations, and mergers and acquisitions from both the purchaser and seller standpoint. Mr. Kamensky also has been an innovator in numerous medical practice areas, including mergers, acquisitions, sales of businesses, and development of high tech medical ventures. Some of these include MRI facilities, surgery centers, specialty centers, lithotripsy ventures, and preparation of specialized agreements for medical providers such as in-hospital-based radiologists, anesthesiologists, pathologists and emergency departments. Prior to going into private practice, he served with the Internal Revenue Service for six years. Mr. Kamensky earned his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law and his B.S. from the University of Illinois.
--Christina M. Kuta -- Ms. Kuta focuses her practice in the areas of regulatory and transactional health care. She is also an adjunct professor of law at DePaul University College of Law, where she teaches a class on Healthcare Fraud and Abuse. Ms. Kuta is a former law clerk to U.S. District Judge David D. Noce in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Ms. Kuta earned an LL.M. in health law from Saint Louis University School of Law, a J.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Law, and both a B.S. and M.S.W. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
--Lee Levin -- Mr. Levin focuses his practice on corporate, insurance and transactional law. He has a background working in the financial and insurance sectors, where he gained knowledge and legal expertise in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial and consumer financing, insurance, agent-company relations and insurance financing. As a result, Mr. Levin has earned a strong reputation among clients and peers in the areas of mergers, acquisitions and sales of businesses; insurance companies and the creation of insurance premium financing companies; forming and structuring of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships; and preparation of specialized agreements for medical providers, insurance coverage, regulatory issues, and secured transactions. Mr. Levin earned his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law and his B.A. from the University of Illinois.
--Ben M. Roth -- Mr. Roth concentrates his practice in estate planning, probate, asset protection planning, federal taxation and retirement benefit planning. He has lectured on many aspects of tax planning and has written numerous articles and a book on the subject. Mr. Roth is a regular contributor to several peer and professional journals. His articles have appeared in many publications, including Journal of Taxation, The Practical Accountant, Medical Economics, American Bar Association Journals and Chapter 4 of Callaghan & Co. He previously served four years as an agent with the Internal Revenue Service in Chicago. Mr. Roth earned his J.D. from the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, and both his B.S. and M.B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
--Sherwin R. Rubinstein -- Mr. Rubinstein represents health care providers and institutions in matters such as retirement and benefits planning, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, valuation and sale of professional practices, general corporate practice, compensation structuring, buy-ins, buy-outs, provider contracts, entity selection and formation, equity acquisitions and formation, and general representation of management service organizations. Mr. Rubinstein earned his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law and his B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
--James K. Shaw -- Mr. Shaw focuses his practice on federal taxation matters with special emphasis on employee benefits. Prior to practicing law, he spent six years practicing public accounting. Mr. Shaw is actively involved in efforts to clarify and simplify state and federal pension laws, particularly those pertaining to affiliated service groups, controlled groups and employee leasing. He also provides legal counsel to non-organizational or independent physicians in the area of mergers and acquisitions of medical practices, having represented clients on both sides of such transactions. He also has been involved in the formation of management service organizations and other forms of health care entities that manage physicians’ practices. Mr. Shaw earned an LL.M. from New York University, a J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago, a Masters in Management from Northwestern University and a B.S. from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
--John B. Waters -- Mr. Waters focuses his practice in the areas of federal and state taxation, and business planning. He has experience in corporate and organizational structuring (e.g., limited liability companies), business acquisitions and divestitures, and advanced structuring using single member liability companies and qualified subchapter S-corporations. Additionally, Mr. Waters provides legal counsel to physician practices in the areas of corporate formation through expansion, sophisticated shareholder and associate employment agreements, buy-sell agreements, practice mergers and acquisitions, and physician and dental practice corporate spin-offs and related group practice structuring issues. Mr. Waters earned an LL.M. in taxation from DePaul University School of Law, a J.D. from the University of Idaho College of Law, a M.N.E. from North Carolina State University and a B.S. from Iowa State University.
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