von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

Prime Partner

von Briesen & Roper, s.c. is a Wisconsin-based law firm with more than 180 attorneys. von Briesen’s Long Term Care/Assisted Living team has been advising the senior living industry over 30 years. We have deep connections with both providers in our region and with regulators. In addition to our expertise in serving the specific needs of senior living providers, our firm offers the full range of services needed to operate in today’s fast-moving business environment. The broad range of areas in which we provide advice include:

  • Federal and state survey and certification matters and plans of correction
  • Appeals of regulatory citations, including informal dispute resolution, independent informal dispute resolution (IDR and IIDR), and hearings
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Admission agreements, discharges, grievance investigations, and other resident issues
  • Changes of Ownership (CHOWs) including licensing and payor enrollments
  • Acquisition and sale of entities
  • Government relations
  • Senior living development, including real estate and construction
  • Labor and employment
  • Collective bargaining and union organizational campaigns
  • Litigation

Learn More at: www.vonbriesen.com | www.vonbriesenhealth.com

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Stacy Gerber Ward is the co-chair of the Health Law Section at von Briesen & Roper, s.c. Stacy is certified in health care compliance by the Compliance Certification Board and helps clients evaluate and respond to compliance related matters, design and implement compliance programs, conduct compliance reviews, and advise on disclosure obligations. Her expertise includes Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law compliance, Medicare and Medicaid billing, and Controlled Substances and False Claims Acts. She has more than 14 years of experience serving as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and served as the Deputy Chief of the Civil Division.

Contact information:
(414) 287-1568

Aaron Smith is a member of the Health Law Section. He concentrates his practice on legal and business issues for health care providers, with a strong focus on compliance. Aaron advises providers on matters of accreditation, licensure, medical staff credentialing, physician contracting, corporate compliance and health care fraud and abuse, including enforcement of the False Claims Act, Stark Law, and Anti-Kickback Statute. He has significant experience in the health care industry including most recently serving as a Health Law Fellow for a large system with hospitals, clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, pharmacy, research institute and health plans. Prior to that, Aaron worked as a Staff Nurse and Head Nurse for a total of ten years in both Wisconsin and New York. His familiarity with clinical governance and operations informs his practical problem solving approach. Aaron is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the State Bar of Wisconsin (Health Law Section) and the Milwaukee Bar Association (Health Law Section).

Contact information:
(414) 287-1265

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As a benefit included with membership, WHCA/WiCAL offers the opportunity for a legal hotline service – Powered By von Briesen & Roper, s.c. (vBR). Please complete the intake form below. Upon receipt of the intake form, WHCA/WiCAL staff will process the request and respond. If the inquiry requires legal services, WHCA/WiCAL staff will share the information with attorneys at vBR, who will provide a consultation on the legal issue. Limitations for the consultation are:

  • Consultation will not exceed 15 minutes in length.
  • No written work product or follow up will be provided.

Referred calls will be returned by vBR within one business day.

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