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Thomas B. Shapira’s practice is focused on transactional and regulatory health care matters and represents numerous physician groups with respect to the formation and/or consolidation of medical practices, physician practice sales and acquisitions, and the establishment of concierge/retainer practices.

Tom has worked with health care providers to address numerous operational issues, including the creation of exclusive provider arrangements, hospital/physician joint ventures and preparation of physician employment, compensation and governance agreements, as well as managed care provider agreements and the establishment of ancillary services/facilities, including office-based laboratories. He has also drafted physician practice management agreements and negotiated settlements and spin-offs of physician practices.

Tom has extensive experience representing corporate clients in connection with merger and acquisition transactions, employment agreements, and buy-sell, operating, and other organizational documentation. These clients represent a wide spectrum of industries, including public relations, media and marketing, physical therapy, long-haul shipping, home furnishings, insurance agencies, investment management, food brokerage, real estate development, business consulting, publishing, and retail sales.


  • 333 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
    Chicago, IL 60606-1247


  • English


  • University of Pennsylvania, J.D., graduated 1992
  • Brown University, AB, graduated 1989

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas


  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American Health Lawyers Association - Member

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Health Care Law


  • Nightingale’s Healthcare News, Outstanding Healthcare Transaction Lawyers (2007)
  • Illinois Super Lawyer (2005-2009, 2011-18)
  • Leading Lawyers (2007, 2010, 2013-2018)
  • Best Lawyers in America© in Health Care Law (2015-present)

Additional Areas of Practice:

  • Animal Law
  • Water Law


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