Representative Matters

  • In 2019 and 2020, Andy Cashman worked extensively with the Maine Health Care Association and its member nursing and long-term care facilities to secure additional MaineCare funding to provide special wage allowances to help offset the impact of minimum wage increases on these facilities.
  • In 2018, John Doyle was Certificate of Need (CON) regulatory counsel in securing approval for a replacement multi-level skilled nursing and long-term care facility of the Maine Veterans Homes in Augusta, Maine. It was an innovative “small house concept” with an approved capital expenditure cost of $91M.
  • In 2017, Dan Rapaport and Shana Solomon obtained a defense verdict in a Superior Court trial where the Plaintiff asserted claims of medical negligence against a general surgeon and the Aroostook Medical Center (TAMC). The Plaintiff claimed the defendant surgeon was negligent during his performance of a gall bladder removal surgery, causing damage to the Plaintiff’s small bowel and the need for seven additional surgeries to remedy the injury. After a five-day trial, the jury returned a defense verdict in favor of the surgeon and the hospital.
  • Preti Flaherty attorneys have represented a wide range of providers on Medicare and Medicaid compliance issues and audit reviews by federal Office of Inspector General (OIG), the US Attorney's Office, Maine DHHS Program Integrity, and Maine U.S. Attorney's Office. They negotiated terms of settlement and corporate compliance agreements and addressed multiple investigations.
  • Over the past several years, John Doyle has worked with Woodlands Senior Living, LLC, in securing DHHS approvals for MaineCare-funded slots for several memory care facilities throughout the state.
  • In 2018 and 2019, Tony Manhart and Bodie Colwell of our business restructuring group, along with John Doyle, worked with long-time owners of five rural nursing facilities that were forced to close due to multiple financial challenges. Preti Flaherty lawyers worked with the owners to carry out orderly closures meeting all regulatory requirements, and secured some value for the transfer of MaineCare “bed rights” to other MaineCare providers, with the funds partially offsetting claims of creditors.
  • In 2016, John Doyle and Sig Schutz served as counsel to Penobscot County Metro Treatment Center, a methadone medication assisted treatment facility in securing approval from the Bangor City Council to expand its authorized treatment slots, following a federal court ruling that Council’s initial denial would likely be determined to violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • In 2015, John Doyle served as counsel to St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in securing Certificate of Need approval for the merger of the Medical Center and St. Margaret D'Youville Pavilion of Lewiston.
  • Preti Flaherty attorneys served as regulatory counsel to Eastern Maine Health Systems (now Northern Light Health) in connection with its affiliation with Mercy Hospital. CON approval for this $89 million transaction was issued October 2, 2013. John Doyle had earlier served as counsel to Mercy in obtaining CON approval for its Fore River campus facility that now houses short-stay surgery, outpatient services, and Mercy's Birthing Center.

Firm Highlights

News

Preti Flaherty Partnership Announces Promotion of Moppin, Rideout, White to Partner

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that the firm’s partnership has named three new partners: Sara N. Moppin, Laura A. Rideout, and Emily T. White.  Each attorney stands out as a distinguished practitioner within...

Press Coverage

Maine blazes workplace trail with earned paid leave requirement

In March of 2019, Maine became the first state in the nation to adopt an earned paid leave law, meaning that for every 40 hours worked, an employee banks one hour of earned paid...

Event

Understanding and Navigating the She-cession

New employment data shows that women are 1.8 times more likely to have left or lost their job due to COVID-19. Between remote schooling, daycare closures, and lost support systems, women have been forced...

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Racial Justice Fund Seeks Applications for Inaugural Round of Grants

The Maine Justice Foundation is pleased to announce the inaugural grant cycle for its Racial Justice Fund. The Foundation will accept applications for grants of up to $10,000 until the deadline on Wednesday, March...

Publication

Answering Employer COVID-19 Vaccination Questions

As COVID-19 vaccines become more readily available, employers are faced with big questions. Can we mandate vaccines for employees ? How do we manage a return to work ? Preti Flaherty's Peter Callaghan breaks...

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From Augusta: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

On March 13, 2020, Maine Senate President Troy Jackson and Speaker of the House Sara Gideon issued a joint statement to the 129th Maine Legislature signifying their intention to suspend the remainder of the...

Publication

Maine Workers' Comp Alert: Updates from the WCB February Monthly Business Meeting

The WCB met remotely on February 9, 2021, for its monthly business meeting. Following are some developments with respect to an appeal accepted by the Maine Supreme Court and claims related to Covid-19. COVID-Coded...

Press Coverage

Maine Newspapers Challenge Rule Concealing Electronic Court Records

A Maine court committee in December established a 90-day blackout period rule on public access to newly filed electronic court records, a move which has been challenged by Maine's newspapers as a violation of the First Amendment. Paper...

Publication

The Role of the Additional Insured

Insurance is an important and effective tool for reducing and allocating risks. However, insurance terms can be confusing which may lead to a misunderstanding of a policy's protections, particularly when dealing with "named insureds,"...

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From Concord: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, all legislative activities in the state of New Hampshire, with a couple of exceptions, will be handled remotely. Several employment-related bills will be considered and voted on during this...