Overview

Whether you are a healthcare provider or a company that serves provider organizations, you know that the demands on the health sector are enormous. At Friday, Eldredge & Clark, we realize what you face. That is why we are focused on providing excellent service to health care professionals every day. Not only are we fully versed in the complex issues inherent in health care law, we provide transactional representation, regulatory and compliance counsel, compensation and benefits advice, labor and employment counsel, and litigation advocacy to a wide range of health care providers. You can confidently turn to us whether you want to buy or sell a hospital, resolve reimbursement concerns, or make sure that you are HIPAA compliant. Call on us to defend you in malpractice claims, and medical device and pharmaceutical product liability cases, and to advise you on medical staff bylaws. Whatever your needs, we understand and will help you to meet them.

We assist clients every day on compliance matters and will work with you to structure and document transactions as well as agreements to meet compliance requirements. We have been at the forefront in advising clients on patient privacy matters and HIPAA compliance. Our attorneys have extensive experience in advising clients on self-referral and fraud and abuse matters, including Stark and Anti-Kickback statutes, Medicare and Medicaid requirements, reimbursement issues, and audits and other compliance matters.

With our firm as your health law counsel, you will have a close, collaborative relationship with lawyers who are at the top of their profession. Six of our partners have been elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers, and 45 of our firm lawyers are listed in The Best Lawyers in America — more than at any other law firm in Arkansas. While we are honored to be held in such high esteem by our peers, we believe our clients are the best judges of our work and our service to them. When surveyed about how satisfied they are about working with us, here is what senior executives and in-house counsel at some of the largest health care provider organizations in the state said:

  • “Totally, overall, we could not be happier—medical malpractice, tax, real property—all are outstanding!”
  • “After 15 years, I still feel like they treat me like a big, important, new client… and in addition, they truly care about the institution… there’s a close connection. We always feel like we’re in good hands.”
  • “[T]hey are the firm of choice in my opinion.”
  • “They are very responsive, very responsive.”
  • “At the Friday Firm, they understand who their client is.”

Our healthcare lawyers have the insight and capability to effectively address your business, administrative and legal needs.