Mark represents physicians, hospitals and other health care providers on a wide range of health care legal issues, including practice establishment and governance, physician contracting, hospital-physician relations, joint venture relationships and regulatory matters. In addition to his health care practice, Mark has significant business and banking experience, with an emphasis in commercial loan restructuring and workout.  Mark has represented regional banks and other financial institutions during all phases of the restructuring, workout, foreclosure, and collection of commercial loans. 

Mark earned his law degree (with high honors) from the University of Toledo College of Law and his undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University.  He is recognized in the current edition of Ohio Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” by his peers.

  • Practice Areas  

  • Education  

    The University of Toledo College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2004

    Bowling Green State University, B.A.C., 2001

  • Bar Admissions  

    Ohio

    Michigan

    United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

    United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio

  • Community Involvement  

    EPIC Toledo, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

    Leadership Toledo, Class of 2010
    Perrysburg Exchange Club-Second Vice President

  • Professional Associations  

    Ohio State Bar Association

    Toledo Bar Association

    American Health Lawyers Association

  • Accomplishments  

    Who’s Who in Toledo Area Law – Commercial Litigation, Healthcare, Creditors’ Rights, Toledo Business Journal (2012)

    Rising Star – Ohio Super Lawyer (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010)

  • News  

Health Care

  • Represented physician organization in structuring joint venture relationships with hospitals to operate hospital-based outpatient clinics.
  • Negotiated numerous physician group practice service agreements and independent physician service agreements.
  • Advised hospital during the negotiation and successful implementation of an electronic health records access and management program.

Business Litigation / Creditor Rights

  • Defended local community bank and obtained summary judgment against claims of national lending institution for quiet title, equitable subordination, promissory estoppel and breach of contract seeking damages in excess of $250,000.
  • Represented court-appointed receiver during foreclosure proceedings and the negotiation and sale of residential lots and acreage involving secured indebtedness in excess of $4,000,000.
  • Represented regional bank in proceedings for the appointment of a commercial property receiver and negotiation and sale of food distribution company. 
  • Represented regional bank in proceedings for the appointment of a commercial property receiver and negotiation and sale of multiple gas station properties involving secured indebtedness in excess of $2,000,000.

Creating Specialty Clinic for Hospital Patients

Issue
A small physician group was interested in expanding its specialty medical service to the residents of a small rural community. Although the community was near a local hospital, the hospital did not currently provide this specialty service and residents were forced to travel far distances to see a qualified provider or to forego treatment altogether.

Our Approach
The physician group approached the local hospital and proposed the establishment of a jointly-owned specialty clinic to provide these services for the benefit of the community. The hospital and the group would share roles in the development, operation, and management of the clinic, and the clinic would be conveniently located on the hospital’s campus in space that was currently being under-utilized by the hospital. Patients of the local community would benefit from receiving specialty care and treatment that had previously been unavailable to them. The hospital and group would each benefit from the other’s expertise and resources and would work together to efficiently provide a necessary service to their patients.

The group worked with RCO Law to negotiate and develop all necessary agreements for the clinic, including operating and management agreements, professional service agreements, space and equipment leases, and related documents. In addition, RCO Law helped the group to successfully navigate the numerous regulatory obstacles facing providers in today’s health care industry, including physician self-referral regulations (“Stark law”), the federal anti-kickback statute, Medicare provider-based rules, HIPAA provisions, and billing and collection procedures.

Results
Through careful planning, drafting, and implementation, RCO Law provided the legal guidance necessary for the clinic’s success.

Contact Mark

Office Toledo, Ohio  Email mozimek@rcolaw.com
P 419-418-6915
Assistant Kathy Weaver  Email kweaver@rcolaw.com
P 419-418-6474
  • Get to know Mark 

    I was born and raised in the Cleveland area, but adopted northwest Ohio as my home after attending Bowling Green State University for undergraduate studies and The University of Toledo for law school. My wife and I currently reside in Perrysburg where we raise our four children.

 

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