Joel Wakefield

Joel Wakefield, Nelson Law SolutonsJoel assists hospitals, other healthcare facilities, and multi-specialty physician groups as they address the many transactional, regulatory, and operational issues facing the health care industry. He helps clients structure, negotiate, and implement effective financial relationships with their business partners, and has extensive experience in hospital/physician joint ventures, management and administrative service arrangements, professional service contracts, information systems contracting and all manner of other business relationships. He assists clients as they navigate the anti-kickback laws, Stark, and the wide array of other regulatory obligations health care providers face, particularly in light of healthcare reform. He also relies on his extended experience as in-house counsel in helping providers address all manner of day-to-day operational issues.

Joel practiced law in the health law group at Coppersmith Schermer & Brockelman for 10 years before joining the Nelson Law Group. Before moving to Phoenix, Joel practiced in the health law department of Davis Wright Tremaine in Seattle, Washington, and served for 8 years as in-house counsel for Virginia Mason Medical Center, a large multi-specialty group practice with 400 employed physicians, a teaching hospital, a health plan, and an active research center. While at Virginia Mason Joel was instrumental in establishing and advising the organization’s corporate compliance program and its HIPAA compliance efforts. He also served as the Director of Government Relations and the Director of Risk Management.

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Direct: tel: 602-300-4827