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.
The University of Toledo College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2004
Bowling Green State University, B.A.C., 2001
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio
EPIC Toledo, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
Leadership Toledo, Class of 2010
Perrysburg Exchange Club-Second Vice President
Ohio State Bar Association
Toledo Bar Association
American Health Lawyers Association
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)
Business Litigation / Creditor Rights
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.
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.
Through careful planning, drafting, and implementation, RCO Law provided the legal guidance necessary for the clinic’s success.
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.