Gregory A. Chaires, Esq.
Dr. Richard J. Brooderson, Esq.
JoAnn M. Guerrero, Esq.
Attorneys At Law
Altamonte Lakeside Park
283 Cranes Roost Blvd., Suite 165
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Gregory A. Chaires, Esq.
Gregory A. Chaires has been Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in Health Law since 2001 and licensed to practice law in Florida since 1992. He has extensive experience representing health care providers, medical group practices, hospitals, and other health care facilities. He routinely advises on issues involving the federal Stark Self-Referral and Anti-kickback statutes, the Florida Patient Self-Referral Act, the Florida Anti-kickback Statute, as well as the False Claims Act and fee splitting prohibitions. Mr. Chaires provides representation concerning Medicare/Medicaid fraud and abuse investigations and prevention, HIPAA privacy and security regulations, reimbursement issues, compliance programs, physician employment agreements and medical staff privilege matters. Lastly, Mr. Chaires routinely represents physicians and other health care provides in professional license investigations and disciplinary actions before the various medical quality assurance boards such as the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Chiropractic and Nursing.
Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Chaires served the State of Florida as Assistant General Counsel to the Board of Medicine, as well as General Counsel to the Boards of Nursing, Dentistry, Respiratory Care and Opticianry through which he gained a significant knowledge and understanding of the regulatory process, invaluable in his assisting clients. In addition Mr. Chaires was the legal advisor to the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit for the Southern District of Florida for the Florida Office of the Attorney General.
With a Finance degree from Florida State University and a law degree from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, Mr. Chaires is well-versed in corporate and business issues, and currently assists a number of providers in establishing networks, joint ventures, mergers and in other contractual and business needs, including physician contracts, managed care agreements, group practice formation and dissolution, sale contracts, leases, management agreements and other contracts for both items and services in the health care industry. He continues to assist physicians and hospitals in matters involving peer review, credentialing, regulatory compliance, and recruitment and employment agreements. Mr. Chaires also works with businesses to perform fraud and abuse audits for health care clients and has prepared and assisted in preparing compliance plans for health care providers and organizations.
Mr. Chaires has been awarded the highest "AV" rating by his legal peers through Martindale-Hubbell and has been practicing law for over sixteen years. He was the only health care attorney recognized by his legal peers as the Orlando Business Journal among the "Best of the Bar 2006." Mr. Chaires was selected to Florida Trend Magazine's Legal Elite in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2008 and 2009 in field of Health law and listed in 2008 and 2009 Florida Super Lawyers (a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.).
He is a frequent speaker and author on a variety of health care matters including disciplinary actions, Medicare/Medicaid audits, health care transactions and regulations and other health law and business law issues affecting both physicians and hospitals. Mr. Chaires in an active member of the Florida Bar and served for six years on the Executive Council of the Health Law of the Florida Bar. He serves his community as Legal Counsel to the Central Florida Regional Health Organization, served ten years on the Board of Directors of the Health Care Center for the Homeless and was a member Leadership Orlando Class 68.
He is admitted to practice in Florida since 1992 and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.
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