Nelson Hardiman is the law firm for healthcare providers and other businesses affected by healthcare licensing, operational, and reimbursement requirements.

Nelson Hardiman represents healthcare providers, including hospitals, physician organizations, long-term and behavioral care providers, and other healthcare-related organizations, in business litigation, transactions, and regulatory matters. Although we are based in California, our attorneys are routinely asked to advise business organizations that are national in scope. For more than 20 years, our lawyers have focused on regulatory compliance, litigation, and transactions specific to the healthcare industry. We combine specialized experience in a wide range of healthcare sectors with a proactive and attentive approach, making us the most effective choice for healthcare legal matters.

How to Apply
If you are facing a HIPAA compliance problem, a DEA investigation related to controlled substance record-keeping, or a Medical Board complaint, we’ve defended clients in your position and know the landscape better than anyone. If you are unsure how to organize your business to comply with California-specific requirements, such as the corporate practice of medicine or the Knox-Keene Act, we’ve guided others and will give you the direction you need. Whether you are a hospital, skilled nursing facility, residential treatment center for addictive disorders, a home health agency, or hospice, we understand your world. We make it our business to understand state-specific requirements and federal Medicare, FDA, and other regulatory issues. Healthcare today is regulated by an “alphabet soup” of agencies enforcing an endless list of laws and regulations. We’ll guide you through it. Clients hire us because we are:

Specialized: We stay current with frequently evolving California and federal healthcare laws and regulations for the benefit of our clients. Ask us if you are unsure, but chances are, if your business is healthcare-related and in California, we have the experience you are looking for.
Responsive: We understand that our clients don’t have time for delay or lawyers who are too busy to help. We return phone calls and respond to emails promptly. Our firm is built on a team-based approach that ensures the help you need in a hurry.
Proactive: Extensive experience in crisis response gives us an unparalleled ability to not only navigate, but (when possible) to avoid altogether critical and costly legal problems before they threaten our clients’ businesses.
Attentive: We are passionate about our clients and treat their problems in the healthcare industry as if they are our own. We are careful and collaborative. Our goal is to allow clients to rest easier knowing that we are “in it” with them.

Leaders in Healthcare
Since 2010, the firm has continuously earned a Top-Tier Firm rating in regulatory and administrative law from U.S. News & World Report – the only California firm of its size to receive this honor. The firm’s attorneys have defended healthcare providers in investigations and actions before the widest range of federal and California state regulatory agencies, have tried cases for clients at every level, and provides high quality counsel in transactional and compliance matters to enable clients to achieve their business objectives.

In addition to a detailed and up-to-date knowledge and deep understanding of the complexities and regulatory requirements of the healthcare industry, Nelson Hardiman is continuously instituting new practices to make the firm more client-centric and outcome-focused, from offering clients 24/7 access to documents and records to becoming HIPAA compliant. We are committed to delivering new, creative and proactive compliance solutions and to offering smart, effective counsel and representation in a manner that is highly responsive, efficient, and strategic