Fountain, Schultz & Bridgford, PLLC provides comprehensive representation in commercial transactions, operations, and compliance for those involved in the healthcare industry. Our experienced attorneys have handled legal matters from start to finish for various healthcare providers, facilities, and group practices, among many others.
We believe that effective representation requires close engagement with the client at every stage of a transaction. As such, we take the time to ingratiate ourselves with clients and learn about their business, their goals, and their limitations. By truly understanding the client’s perspective on how they’d like to proceed with litigation, we are able to more effectively represent their interests and act decisively when opportunity strikes.
We offer assistance in the following areas:
We are a small firm that is capable of providing high-quality representation in a range of healthcare transactions. Some might call us a boutique. Because of our size, we are at a significant advantage compared to many of our competitors. Our overhead costs are lower, which means that we have the freedom to provide more thorough and creative legal representation to each one of our clients. We are also not subject to the same level of financial risk as larger firms, which gives us an opportunity to identify creative, cost-saving solutions.
Though we have narrowed our scope recently so as to exclusively handle transactional matters, our experiences litigating disputes on behalf of clients have given us insight into the lifecycle of a high-conflict claim and how it can develop from mistakes in healthcare operations and transactions.
For example, an ambiguously-worded payor contract may be immediately preferable to push through an agreement. If executed as is, however, it could very easily lead to a dispute down the line.
We like to examine legal matters with a broader perspective so that we can help prevent the risk of litigation later on. As such, we encourage clients to secure our assistance in regulatory compliance matters early. Many organizations have not established proper protocol to ensure regulatory compliance, and they could be exposing themselves to significant civil - and in some cases, even criminal - liability.
If you’re looking for comprehensive legal assistance with healthcare industry business transactions, then we can help. At Fountain, Schultz & Bridgford, PLLC, our attorneys have extensive experience representing a range of clients, from clinics to privately-operated hospitals.
We believe that our deep engagement with the northwest Florida legal community makes us particularly well-suited to carry out our role as legal advocates. Since our founding in 1995, we have developed the relationships and reputation necessary to effectively represent our clients’ interests in the transactional space: from negotiating contracts to providing compliance assistance for healthcare operations.