Biography

Jeff is a nationally recognized "go to" lawyer for all types of health care organizations facing significant strategic, legal, and business challenges. His clients include nonprofit teaching and community hospitals and health systems, managed care organizations, and both community-based and investor-owned providers of ancillary health care services. Jeff advises clients on strategic alliances and regulatory challenges, working with them to identify and develop strategies that enhance their competitive positions and maximize revenues from private and governmental sources while maintaining compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Clients value Jeff's exceptional service and personal attention.

Jeff devotes most of his spare time to activities with his wife, Myra. They particularly enjoy sharing summer activities with family and friends at their home in Chilmark, including beach outings, cookouts, kayaking, and walks on Vineyard's beautiful beaches and trails.

Services/Industries

Education

  • Harvard Law School  (J.D.)
  • Brown University  (A.B., cum laude)
    • High Honors in Philosophy

Public Service

  • Two-time Trustee and Chair or Member, various committees of the Massachusetts Chapter of the HFMA (1974-present)
  • Visiting Scholar, BU School of Law, teaching advanced seminar on health care transactions (academic years 2011-2015) and Guest Lecturer (2016)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Health Law Forum of the American Bar Association

Honors

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business under Healthcare
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© under Health Care Law (since its inception)
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in Massachusetts Super Lawyers© for Health Care (2004-2018)

To learn more about third-party ratings and rankings, and the selection processes used for inclusion, click here.

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Firm Highlights

Blog

ESG Ping-Pong®

The recent regulatory back-and-forth over the investment of ERISA-governed retirement plan assets based on environmental, social, and corporate governance (“ESG”) factors has demonstrated that ESG investing will remain under an intense spotlight for some...

News

Verrill Attorney Gregory Fryer Recognized as Top Author in JD Supra 2021 Readers Choice Awards

(April 8, 2021) – Verrill attorney Gregory Fryer was recognized as a top author for finance and banking in JD Supra’s 2021 Readers Choice Awards . The top ten authors were selected for each...

Matter

Representative Litigation Matters

Represented one of the nation's largest geotechnical subcontractors in claims against a major general contractor arising from construction of pier improvements at an East Coast naval facility Led defense trial team in a four-week...

Blog

Identifying Plan Assets in ERISA Health & Welfare Plans

Last month, we advised readers of this blog to consider efforts to formalize the fiduciary governance of their health and welfare benefit plans. In that post , we described some of the reasons that...

Publication/Podcast

Employers Required to Give Free COBRA Coverage to be Offset by Medicare Tax Credits

Among other things, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”), signed into law on March 11, 2021, provides “assistance eligible individuals” (“AEIs”) who lose their health insurance coverage under an employer’s group health...

Publication/Podcast

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Clarifies the Contours of the Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine in Internal Investigations

In Attorney General v. Facebook, Inc. , No. SJC-12496 (March 24, 2021), [i] the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court clarified the scope of protection afforded by the attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine to...

News

Nine Verrill Attorneys Named Top Lawyers in Fairfield County

(April 8, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to announce nine of the firm’s attorneys in its Westport, Connecticut office were ranked as Top Lawyers in Fairfield County by Moffly Media, the publishers of popular...

Event

Issues in Maine Energy and Electric Utility Regulation

On Thursday, April 22 attorneys Bill Harwood and Scott Anderson will be presenting for HalfMoon Education Online Learning's Issues in Maine Energy and Electric Utility Regulation, an interactive webinar. In the webinar, attendees will...

Blog

Verrill Attorneys Present on Issues in Maine Energy and Electric Utility Regulation

The energy and environmental landscape is constantly evolving. On Tuesday, April 22, 2021, Halfmoon Education Inc. presents a full-day, virtual program, "Issues in Maine Energy and Electric Utility Regulation," which will highlight the current...

Matter

Verrill Helps Hancock Solar Project Obtain MDEP Permit, Protect Upland Sandpipers

The 14-megawatt Hancock Solar project in the town of Hancock, Maine has obtained its Site Law permit from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. Verrill assisted the project with environmental permitting, which included the...

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