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

Event

ACTEC Annual Meeting: Professional Program, Seminar B: Vacation Property Overseas: Dream Come True or an Estate Planning Nightmare?

Verrill partner Ruth Mattson will be presenting at the ACTEC's 2023 Annual Meeting on Friday, March 3, in New Orleans. Ruth will be co-presenting, Professional Program, Seminar B: Vacation Property Overseas: Dream Come True...

News

Verrill Welcomes Two Highly Esteemed Attorneys to the Firm’s Private Clients & Fiduciary Services Group

Blog

The Speak Out Act: Key Points You Need to Know

With 2023 underway, employers should be mindful of new federal legislation affecting key provisions in their employment agreements. On December 7, 2022, President Biden signed into law the “Speak Out Act,” which prohibits enforcement...

Blog

Pension-Linked Emergency Savings Accounts: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Forthcoming

Following the initial flurry of publications summarizing the retirement plan enhancements under the SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 (“SECURE 2.0”), this post takes a deeper dive into one of those enhancements: the optional “pension-linked...

Blog

Nondisclosure Provisions in Maine: Are Your Agreements Compliant?

In late 2022, a new Maine law took effect restricting the use and reach of nondisclosure provisions in Maine employment agreements. The new law, Nondisclosure Agreements in Employment , 26 M.R.S. § 599-C, is...

News

Maine Street Solutions Welcomes Peter Gore as Senior Governmental Relations Specialist

AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine Street Solutions is pleased to welcome Peter Gore as a Senior Government Relations Specialist. Gore brings nearly three decades of extensive experience in government relations, conflict resolution, grassroots and nonprofit...

Matter

Elections and Constitutional Law: Successfully Challenged Certification of Initiative Petition

In a victory for consumers and the ride-hailing public, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently barred the Secretary of State from placing on the November ballot initiative petitions proposed by companies such as Uber...

Publication/Podcast

2023 Estate Planning Update

This alert from Verrill’s Private Clients & Fiduciary Services Group highlights the latest changes to the income tax and transfer tax landscape. The alert addresses the SECURE ACT 2.0, federal and state transfer tax...

Matter

Advised Fortune 500 Company on Group Health and Welfare Benefit Plans

We were engaged by a Fortune 500 manufacturing company to provide legal and compliance services regarding its group health and welfare benefit plans. During the course of our representation, we have advised the company...

Publication/Podcast

December Annual Update: End of Year Tips for Employers: Compliance & Beyond

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