Joe is an associate in Brouse McDowell’s Health Care and Corporate practice groups.
Health Care Practice
Joe regularly represents physicians, physician groups, and independent hospitals with their general and healthcare specific legal needs. Joe has extensive experience reviewing and negotiating physician employment contracts, business associate agreements, vendor contracts, software licensing agreements, and managed care contracts. Joe frequently provides guidance to assist providers and companies navigate various healthcare fraud and abuse issues. Joe also serves as the host and moderator of the Brouse McDowell Health Care Practice Group Checkup Podcast, which discusses legal trends and updates in federal and state health care law. The podcast can be downloaded on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play.
Joe assists small to mid-sized businesses with both their day-to-day legal needs and their long-term goals. Joe frequently drafts and reviews various transactional documents, including supply contracts, services agreements, and rental contracts. Joe has experience representing clients in stock and asset purchase deals, and regularly assists both for-profit and non-profit clients in corporate reorganizations and consolidations.
Prior to joining the firm, Joe was a Certified Legal Intern at Case Western Reserve University School of Law where he represented indigent criminal clients. Joe served as lead attorney for several clients, and effectively represented them in hearings, pretrial conferences, and settlement negotiations. Joe also served as lead counsel for a two-day jury trial in Cleveland Municipal Court. Before working as a Certified Legal Intern, Joe worked as a Clerk in a small law office where he researched and drafted several appellate briefs, and aided in writing and filing numerous briefs and motions in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.
While earning his JD, Joe served as President of the Case Western Reserve School of Law Moot Court Board and organized Case Western’s annual Dunmore Moot Court Competition. Joe was also a member of the Moot Court and Mock Trial teams at Case Western and traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Dayton, Ohio to compete. Joe was inducted into the Order of the Barristers upon graduation, which is an organization that recognizes students who demonstrate excellence in courtroom advocacy while in law school. Joe also received the Jack Cronquist Award, the award given to the Legal Intern who demonstrates outstanding performance and commitment to clients.