Tom brings more than 35 years of valuable and varied health care experience to Bricker & Eckler’s Cleveland office. His practice has been dedicated primarily to health care law, including hospital-physician relationships, joint ventures, fraud and abuse counseling, corporate compliance programs, medical staff credentialing, mergers and acquisitions, managed care contracts, joint ventures, tax-exempt bond financing, third-party reimbursement and risk management. Tom has represented a wide variety of health care providers in transactions, including financings, mergers and acquisitions, and contract negotiations for hospitals, hospices, long term care facilities and physician groups.
He has also served as an adjunct professor in health care law at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law and at Cleveland State University Graduate Program in Health Care Administration.
In 2009 he was appointed senior vice president and general counsel of The MetroHealth System, a 350-bed county hospital and academic medical center, where he supervised the operation of the 20-member, in-house law department.
Tom is also co-founder and past officer of the Health Care Section of the Greater Cleveland Bar Association and has published numerous articles, as well as serving as a speaker and presenter, on all aspects of health care law.