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Paul J. Welk

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Chair, Business & Finance Department

Co-Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions Group

Co-Chair, Healthcare and Long-Term Care Group

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Experienced attorney who represents physical therapists, physicians, dentists, not-for-profit organizations, professional organizations, and other business corporations and entities.

Paul focuses his practice on corporate and health law. As a licensed physical therapist, he brings his unique knowledge of the health care industry to meet his client’s needs.

Representative Experience

  • Multiple physical therapy practices in implementing growth strategies through acquisition and the establishment of denovo clinics.
  • Over one hundred physical therapists and physical therapy providers in equity and asset practice sales to strategic and financial buyers.
  • Over one hundred physical therapists and physical therapy providers with development and implementation of ownership succession plans.
  • Multiple state physical therapy professional associations on a variety of issues.
  • Over one hundred physical therapists and physical therapy providers regarding the transfer of partial ownership interests and the negotiation of governance and shareholder documents.
  • Multiple buyers and sellers of the assets and associated real estate of dental practices, physician practices and veterinary practices.
  • Multiple physical therapy providers in successful third party payer appeals.
  • Multiple sellers of skilled nursing facilities and related real estate.
  • Multiple regional rehabilitation provider networks on a variety of issues, including formation and ongoing operations.
  • Over one hundred healthcare providers in preparing HIPAA compliance plans and providing ongoing counsel.

Presentations & Publications

  • Tips to Looking Like a Pro When Giving a Deposition, (Impact Magazine, Published 2023).
  • Kickstarting Your Private Practice: Keys to Success and Interactive Consulting, (American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, 2022).
  • American Physical Therapy Association Private Practice Section Administrator Certification Program, Legal Compliance Track, (American Physical Therapy Association Private Practice Section Annual Meeting, 2022).
  • Employment Considerations: Federal Laws and Employment Agreements; Malpractice Litigation: The Process and Current Trends, (2022).
  • It's Time to Check Up on Your Telehealth Program, (Impact Magazine, Published 2022).
  • HIPAA Security Rule Compliance as a Tool to Mitigate the Risk of Cyber-related Security Incidents, (Impact Magazine, Published 2022).
  • Considerations for Structuring Incentive Compensation Programs, (Impact Magazine, Published 2021).
  • Nonprofit Board Service - You are More than a Volunteer, (Impact Magazine, Published 2021).
  • Sign-on Bonuses for Physical Therapists - Is this Part of the “New Normal”?, (Impact Magazine, Published 2021).
  • Free Money….Not So Fast:  Considerations for Dealing with Overpayments and Credit Balances, (Impact Magazine, Published 2021).
  • Considerations For Managing Patient Credit Balances Under State Unclaimed Property Laws, (Impact Magazine, Published 2020).
  • Legal Issues to Consider When Employees Are Working From Home, (Impact Magazine, Published 2020).
  • Lease Payments in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic, (Impact Magazine, Published 2020).
  • The Importance of a Security Risk Assessment in HIPAA Compliance, (Impact Magazine, Published 2020).

Education

University of Pittsburgh School of Law (JD),
  • Health Care Certificate Program
Duquesne University (MS),
  • Master of Physical Therapy
Duquesne University (BS),
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Office Location

  • Pittsburgh

Services

  • Business & Finance
  • Government Relations
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Industries

  • Healthcare
  • Long-Term Care
  • Veterinary Services

Departments

  • Business & Finance

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • The Best Lawyers in America®Health Care Law 
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • American Physical Therapy Association, Member and Past Chair, Committee on Risk Management and Member Benefits
  • Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association, Member
  • Duquesne University School of Physical Therapy, Advisory Board
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member

Education

University of Pittsburgh School of Law (JD)
  • Health Care Certificate Program
Duquesne University (MS)
  • Master of Physical Therapy
Duquesne University (BS)
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Office Location

  • Pittsburgh

Services

  • Business & Finance
  • Government Relations
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Industries

  • Healthcare
  • Long-Term Care
  • Veterinary Services

Departments

  • Business & Finance

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • The Best Lawyers in America®Health Care Law 
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • American Physical Therapy Association, Member and Past Chair, Committee on Risk Management and Member Benefits
  • Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association, Member
  • Duquesne University School of Physical Therapy, Advisory Board
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member

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