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

Publication

Preti Flaherty COVID-19 Resources

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Preti Flaherty's attorneys have maintained a constant stream of the most up-to-date information and resources for our clients, business partners, and others struggling to navigate these complex...

News

Preti Flaherty Attorneys Sigmund Schutz and Greg Hansel Lead Suit to Help Students Get Housing and Tuition Refunds for Study Abroad Programs Cancelled by CIEE

In the class-action complaint, Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is cited for breach of contract for failing to refund housing and tuition for cancelled study abroad programs A class-action suit has been filed...

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Sigmund Schutz Authors Update to Maine Chapter of the Reporters' Privilege Compendium

Sigmund D. Schutz was invited to author an update to the Maine chapter in  Reporters Privilege Compendium   for Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.  The publication provides a comprehensive and detailed examination of...

Press Coverage

Portland-Based Education Nonprofit Sued For Study Abroad Refunds

A class-action suit has been filed against CIEE on behalf of thousands of college students who were denied any refund of tuition, room and board, and other fees for Spring 2020 study abroad programs...

News

Eighteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected as Chambers USA Leaders in Their Field

Eighteen Preti Flaherty attorneys and five practice groups have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business , the highly regarded directory of leading attorneys and...

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ACTIONS. NOW. FOR CHANGE.

Our country and our communities are suffering and in turmoil due to the racial injustices that have occurred for centuries and are still happening all around us today. It is difficult to comprehend and...

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Contractor's Guide to Mitigating Risks in the AIA A201-2017 General Conditions

The AIA A201-2017 is generally a well-understood contract document and is used in a significant number of construction projects each year. While this standard contract covers most risks, there are a number of areas...

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Preti Flaherty Attorneys Jason Howe and Emily White Help Advance Massive $59 Million Development Complex In Seacoast

The Kittery Planning Board has given final approval to a $59 million mixed-use residential development off Interstate 95, a project that has been in the works for several years. Preti Flaherty attorneys Jason Howe...

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Legislative Alert: Governor’s Economic Recovery Committee Update

The Governor’s Economic Recovery Committee met on Friday June 26 th to hear reports from the Chairs of all six subcommittees. In the reporting on Friday the biggest monetary ask was from the Infrastructure...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: WCB Transition to In-Person Hearings Likely to Occur No Sooner Than August 2020; Section 312 IME’s Have Resumed

A conference with Maine Workers' Compensation Board Executive Director John Rohde was held last week to discuss the transition to in-person hearings at the WCB. The WCB Subcommittees also met to discuss recent developments...