Burns White Attorneys Healthcare and Long Term CareProviding wide-ranging legal representation to health care providers and professionals

The Burns White Health Care and Long-Term Care Practice Group assists health care providers in exploring methods to reduce the risk of exposure to future claims, finding ways to prevent stressful and costly litigation and, if necessary, with representation in the courtroom. We are also highly experienced at handling health care business transactions and relationships, while complying with regulatory standards and requirements.

Our attorneys have been at the forefront of long-term care legal issues for decades, managing hundreds of cases involving independent senior living, assisted living, home health, skilled nursing, and hospice care. We possess knowledge of the continuum of health care services from independent senior living to end-of-life care. In addition, we regularly represent hospitals, health care systems, other institutional providers of health care services, individual health care professionals and their practice groups, and consultants and ancillary service providers within the health care marketplace.

Burns White provides wide-ranging legal representation to health care professionals, including medical malpractice defense, institutional liability defense, health care regulatory consulting, employment law counseling and defense, and corporate governance consultation. With nine offices across five states, the firm can assist clients across Delaware, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

We recognize that medical professionals treat their patients as individuals, requiring care plans tailored to meet their distinct needs. Burns White mirrors that philosophy by approaching each client as having individual legal needs deserving of personalized attention.


  • Credential and licensure compliance
  • HIPAA consultation and training
  • In-service training
  • Risk management, documentation, and retention counseling
  • Antitrust compliance


  • Medical, dental, and nursing malpractice defense
  • Institutional negligence and liability defense
  • Collections
  • Contract disputes
  • Reimbursement appeals and audits

Insurance products

  • Analyzing, drafting, and reviewing coverage opinions
  • Reviewing, negotiating, and enforcing third-party payer contracts


  • Entity formation and tax exemption matters
  • Corporate structuring and reorganization
  • Contract formation and review
  • Drafting and reviewing admission agreements and arbitration agreements
  • Mergers, acquisitions, affiliations, and divestitures
  • Health care organizations mergers and acquisitions
  • Licensure and professional rights disputes

We represent:

  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Personal care homes
  • Acute care and long-term acute care hospitals
  • Continuing care retirement communities
  • Behavioral health facilities and professionals
  • Rehabilitation centers and professionals
  • Urgent care centers
  • Home health care providers
  • Physicians and health care providers in all specialties
  • Podiatrists
  • Optometrists
  • Nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants
  • Dentists, dental practitioners, and oral and maxillofacial surgeons
  • Chiropractors

For more information about our firm’s Health Care and Long-Term Care practice, please contact:


Patrick L. MechasPatrick L. Mechas, Esquire


William J. MundyWilliam J. Mundy, Esquire