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J. Kent Culley

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Kent concentrates on corporate planning and structuring in the health care field including HIPAA and Medicare compliance, third-party insurance, and Medicare audit defense for clients.

Kent focuses his practice on corporate law, primarily in the healthcare field representing:

  • Health care providers
  • Health joint ventures
  • Health trade associations
  • Hospital arrangements
  • Closely held corporations
  • Not-for-profit corporations
  • Health care trade associations
  • Health foundations

He concentrates on corporate planning and structuring in the health care field including HIPAA and Medicare compliance, third-party insurance, and Medicare audit defense for clients.

Kent has structured more than 20 health care physical therapy rehabilitation networks throughout the United States. He negotiated and implemented service arrangements and joint ventures between hospitals and rehabilitation therapy companies. Additionally, he has been actively involved in healthcare mergers and acquisitions. Typically, these involve rehabilitation companies in the physical therapy field being acquired by similar private corporations or publicly held health corporations. Kent is experienced in representing both sellers and buyers in separate acquisition transactions; he generally represents the successor company in a merger of practices. Kent has also been engaged by law firms and companies seeking to acquire rehabilitation practices or entities to assist in due diligence work pending an acquisition.

Kent has provided legal services for numerous physical therapy trade associations including the American Physical Therapy Association (including legislative planning for at least 25 chapters of the American Physical Therapy Association), the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, and the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association. Kent has also represented the Foundation for Physical Therapy. He represents and has represented numerous corporate, private health care practices in Alaska, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Washington, and West Virginia.

Education

University of Pittsburgh School of Law (JD)
Lafayette College (BA)

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Office Location

  • Pittsburgh

Services

  • Business & Finance
  • Government Relations
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Industries

  • Healthcare
  • Long-Term Care

Departments

  • Business & Finance

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Healthcare Law
  • Pennsylvania’s Super Lawyers®Healthcare Law
  • Service AwardPennsylvania Insurance Prevention Authority, Pennsylvania Fraud Conference2010
  • Martindale Hubbell "AV® Preeminent"
  • Service AwardThe Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association
  • Service AwardAmerican Physical Therapy Association - Private Practice Section
  • Service AwardFederation of State Boards of Physical Therapy

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, Corporation Section
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member

Education

University of Pittsburgh School of Law (JD)
Lafayette College (BA)

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Office Location

  • Pittsburgh

Services

  • Business & Finance
  • Government Relations
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Industries

  • Healthcare
  • Long-Term Care

Departments

  • Business & Finance

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Healthcare Law
  • Pennsylvania’s Super Lawyers®Healthcare Law
  • Service AwardPennsylvania Insurance Prevention Authority, Pennsylvania Fraud Conference2010
  • Martindale Hubbell "AV® Preeminent"
  • Service AwardThe Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association
  • Service AwardAmerican Physical Therapy Association - Private Practice Section
  • Service AwardFederation of State Boards of Physical Therapy

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, Corporation Section
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member

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