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The buy-sell agreement as a business will

The most common business continuity tool is a funded buy-sell agreement, sometimes referred to as a business will, which is inexpensive to draft and less complicated than other ways of transferring ownership and management of a closely held corporation and can be responsive to changing circumstances.

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Physicians, the law and professional courtesy

The legality of the well-honed tradition of professional courtesy has been called into question due to an upsurge in government's efforts to ensure accurate billing of claims, new federal laws addressing physician referral and patient relationships and the novel application of existing laws. Perhaps even more unfortunate, no one clear viewpoint has arisen as to its continuing legal viability.

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Civil enforcement of fraud and abuse laws

With increasing frequency, courts are being called upon to evaluate the legality of relationships between providers and third-parties in the context of civil litigation. The facts and outcome in Zimmer illustrate a number of important observations that derive from the line of cases involving civil enforcement of the fraud and abuse laws.

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