Michael R. Moore - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
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Michael R. Moore

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 619-338-6615

University of San DiegoJ.D. 1974Georgetown UniversityLL.M 1979
American Health Lawyers AssociationCalifornia Society Of Healthcare Attorneys

Client Comments

"I have worked with and referred numerous clients to Mike Moore over the past 19 years. Mike is an outstanding attorney, with special skills in representing physicians and developing or retooling integrated delivery systems. He has a unique talent of taking complex legal matters and explaining them in a way that a non-legal person can easily understand. Mike is not only a skilled attorney, he's a delightful person that will make it fun to work on a legal matter. Mike gets my wholehearted recommendation without reservation, not only because of his legal skill, but also because he is totally trustworthy."

-Martin Ekrem
Via Christi Solutions

"Michael R. Moore is the finest health care law attorney that I've worked with. Exceptionally skilled in his area, Mr. Moore has worked on contractual and rate negotiations, employment law issues, strategic activities including mergers and acquisitions, tax matters, retirement matters, and medical foundation issues."

-Kevin Hirsch
San Diego Coastal Medical Group, Inc.

"Mike Moore is an expert in healthcare law with particular expertise in medical group matters. Additionally he is an expert in California Medical Foundation (1206(l)) law. He is a delight to work with, cost-effective, and has been a significant contributor to our medical group's success."

-Kevin Hirsch
San Diego Coastal Medical Group, Inc.

"Mike Moore brings tremendously valuable experience and insight into every challenge we bring him. He answers his phone personally. He is invariably reliable and true to his word. When he feels we would be better served by a different attorney in his office, he always refers us to him. During a prior acquisition, Mike's legal assistance was invaluable. He consistently anticipated permutations that were important but we did not know to consider. Mike Moore has been an invaluable partner in the development and expansion of our company's business for many years. In many ways he has been a true partner for us during all our activities. "

-Joseph Luna
CEO and President
X-Ray Medical Group, Inc

"Mr. Moore has been working with our multi-specialty Medical Group, the Solano Regional Medical Group, for the past six years. His professionalism, scope of experience, and expertise in the area of healthcare-related law has and continues to be an invaluable resource to both myself and my entire group. Mr. Moore was instrumental in guiding our group through both our initial Master Service agreements and Professional Service agreements with the Sutter Regional Medical Foundation. At the same time, he provided timely and expert advice as we re-wrote the Medical Group's bylaws and various related shareholder agreements. His wide scope of knowledge and experience in healthcare-related matters in the ever-changing and complex environment we find ourselves in here in California continues to be of immeasurable importance to my Group. Mr. Moore's outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, along with his ability to analyze and simplify complex healthcare-related issues, remain one of his many strengths. In short, I am both pleased and honored to highly recommend that Mike Moore be considered as one of the absolute best lawyers in America. "

-Samuel Santoro
Solano Regional Medical Group

"I have worked with Mike Moore for more than a decade on a wide range of legal matters related to health care including: incorporation, assembly and modification of multiple employment agreements, health plan contract management, and California Medical Foundation practice issues, among others. He has also provided leadership in the management of employment law issues. Mike is a leader in his field. He is remarkably responsive to client needs - both on a technical basis as well as on a tactical basis - adjusting so that his style of interaction with counterparts is appropriate to the relationship. He is extremely effective at translating complex issues for physicians. He efficiently and effectively memorializes these issues in the documents needed for the issue at hand. I have had many opportunities to evaluate alternative counsel for our medical group and have declined the opportunity for the past decade. Having worked with other lawyers practicing in the arena of health care prior to Mike, I know a good thing when I have one. Mike is simply the best health care attorney I have worked with. "

"Mike is a gifted attorney. He is extremely knowledgeable about physician groups and foundation relationships. He is able to call on his extensive knowledge of medical group law to come up with a solution to any specific issue. He is very decisive and is able to give you the solution that works best for your situation, whereas other attorneys are not willing to give you a definitive answer. He is also well versed in contract negotiations, tactics, and strategy. He is very easy to work with and accommodating to tight schedules when necessary."

"Mike Moore has been our corporate law attorney for at least 16 years. I have been working closely with him since 1995. He is concise and focused in discussion and rendering advice. His documents are similarly to the point, without being verbose. Consequently, the billed hours are reasonable and considerate of our costs, in contrast to other lawyers I have seen. His knowledge is expansive, but when he needs additional input from outside his scope of knowledge, he is able to call upon a network of legal experts in the community who seem to have similar high ethics. Speaking of ethics, Mike is a consummate professional and provides seemingly honest interpretation of the law consistent with practical insights. He is personable, congenial, relaxed, and good natured. His responsiveness to big projects or a quick question is prompt and efficient, despite his very busy practice. We are not a huge client, yet he is readily available and usually gets documents to me well before my expectations. There are probably more specifics to list, but the bottom line is that he has always exceeded my expectations. "

-Fredrick Russo
Facey Medical Group, Inc.

Office Location

501 West Broadway, 19th Floor
San Diego, CA 92101
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Health Care Law of the San Diego Metro Area
Michael R. Moore has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Health Care Law (Corporate, Fraud and Abuse, Joint Ventures, Mergers & Acquisitions, Physicians, Practice Acquisition, Transactions)