Practice Areas

We not only stand up for you. We stand with you.

We work with all types of healthcare-related entities, including, but not limited to, Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Behavior Health Providers and Practitioners, Practice Groups, Long Term Care facilities and Hospices, Safety Net Hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers and Clinics, We also advise clients on issues related to Contracts, Assisted Reproductive Technology Law, Labor and Employment, Compliance, Risk Management, Commercial Real Estate, Litigation, Estate Planning, and Crisis Management.

The attorneys of Malecki Brooks Ford Law Group LLC have vast experiences across a range of practice areas. We put this experience to work for you to develop a comprehensive legal strategy that moves you toward your short-term and long-term goals. Our healthcare law attorneys work with you to resolve your legal challenges in a way that protects your interests and minimizes your chances of further issues arising.

If you need representation within the healthcare industry and/or want to ensure compliance with federal, state and local health regulations, Contact Us today for a consultation.

Physicians

The attorneys at Malecki Brooks Ford Law Group offer a diverse skill set along with broad healthcare industry knowledge in advising their physician clients. Our team also utilizes an integrated approach in problem-solving and tailors all solutions to the particular issue faced by the individual physician or physician practice. Specifically, our clients seek counsel on issues regarding ancillary services, licensing defense in response to the Illinois Department of Professional and Financial Regulation (IDFPR), and corporate transactional matters faced by physician practice groups. Our representation is multi-faceted in that we assist on various matters, from reviewing an employment or on-call services agreement to drafting or reviewing complex management service agreements.

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Physician Contract Review

Physician employment contracts and agreements can have a long-term impact on a physician’s career, regardless of whether the physician is graduating from a residency program or is moving on to another opportunity. Attorneys Melinda Malecki and Aileen Brooks have many years of experience in reviewing and advising physicians on their employment agreements.

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Advanced Practice Providers

Our team of healthcare attorneys is aware of the issues encountered by advanced practitioners (APs) in both the clinical and business settings, particularly with some of our team members having prior clinical experience in nursing. We also represent and advocate on behalf of APs on issues related to corporate entity structure, prospective joint ventures with other healthcare professionals, and malpractice defense. Specifically, we are experienced in providing legal services for Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs), Certified Nurse Practitioners (CNP), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs), and Physician Assistants (PAs) to advise them on issues affecting their scope of practice and how this affects business relationships with physicians and physician practices.

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Behavioral Health

Malecki Brooks Ford Law Group, LLC, has extensive experience in representing hospital behavioral health units as well as mental health centers and behavioral health/counseling practices.

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Hospices

The attorneys at Malecki Brooks Ford Law Group have substantial experience in the vast legal and regulatory issues impacting hospices. We assist hospices in issues relating to reimbursement, enrollment and payment regulations; compliance with federal and state requirements; regulatory fraud and abuse compliance; corporate governance; licensure; public and private payor audits; contractual and transactional arrangements; and matters requiring litigation. Our attorneys understand the distinct regulatory issues affecting hospices, and we possess the knowledge and experience necessary to represent hospices in all aspects of their legal needs.

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Home Health Agencies

The attorneys at Malecki Brooks Ford Law Group have substantial experience in the vast legal and regulatory issues impacting home health agencies (HHA). We assist HHAs in issues relating to reimbursement, enrollment, and payment regulations; compliance with federal and state requirements; regulatory fraud and abuse compliance; corporate governance; licensure; public and private payor audits; contractual and transactional arrangements; and matters requiring litigation. Our attorneys understand the distinct regulatory issues affecting HHAs and we possess the knowledge and experience necessary to represent HHAs with their legal needs.

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Hospitals and Health Systems

Malecki Brooks Ford Law Group, LLC, has extensive experience representing acute care and specialty hospitals and health systems. Several of our team members are former in-house counsel for hospitals and health systems.

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Federally Qualified Health Centers

At Malecki Brooks Ford Law Group, LLC, our team of healthcare attorneys has extensive experience advising and representing federally qualified health centers. We understand your business and legal concerns so we can help develop solutions that accomplish your objectives, minimize your legal exposure and control legal costs.

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Long Term Care Entities

The attorneys at Malecki Brooks Ford Law Group have substantial experience in the vast legal and regulatory issues impacting long term care entities such as skilled nursing facilities. We assist long term care entities in issues relating to reimbursement, enrollment and payment regulations; compliance with federal and state requirements; regulatory fraud and abuse compliance; corporate governance; licensure; public and private payor audits; contractual and transactional arrangements; and matters requiring litigation. Our attorneys understand the distinct regulatory issues affecting long term care entities, and we possess the knowledge and experience necessary to represent long term care entities with their legal needs.

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Risk Management

Malecki Brooks Ford has decades of experience working with medical professional liability insurers, hospitals, practice groups and providers. The Firm has saved millions of dollars in exposures for clients and significantly reduced expenses related to professional liability coverage. We assist our clients in the areas of Risk Management, Medical Professional Liability Claims Management, Claim Audits and Management of Self-Insurance and Self-Insured Retentions. Our in-house experience helps us understand the realities of risk management, conducting investigations, setting reserves and managing litigation.

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Safety Net Hospitals

At Malecki Brooks Ford Law Group, LLC, our team of healthcare attorneys has extensive experience advising and representing safety net hospitals. Several of our team members are former in-house attorneys for safety net hospitals and have first-hand knowledge of the legal, business and financial challenges unique to safety nets.

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Crisis Management

The way you or your organization handle a crisis, also referred to as a potentially compensable event (PCE) will affect the outcome of a lawsuit or claim as well as staff morale. Malecki Brooks Ford Law Group LLC can assist you with the management of a potentially compensable event from the start.

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Litigation

Malecki Brooks Ford Law Group, LLC litigation practice is broad. We evaluate and communicate the value/exposure of a case or potential case early, develop a resolution strategy, and execute that plan in a cost-effective, efficient manner.

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Labor and Employment

Malecki Brooks Ford Law Group, LLC offers comprehensive labor and employment services for businesses and employees. Whether you are operating a healthcare practice, hospital, or any other business, we offer customized legal solutions to complex labor and employment matters. Additionally, we advocate for employees who are facing difficult situations in the workplace. We have the experience and expertise to provide our clients with practical advice and, when necessary, to guide them through the litigation process.

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Information Technology

At Malecki Brooks Ford Law Group, LLC, we understand that the accelerating adoption of health information technology (HIT) presents both opportunities and challenges for your practice. Our attorneys have extensive experience with issues such as privacy and security of HIT (including HIPAA compliance), patient rights of access, licensing of HIT, telehealth and cybersecurity concerns.

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Licensing Defense

Malecki Brooks Ford Law Group LLC provides representation for providers in licensing matters with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).

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Estate Planning

Malecki Brooks Ford Law Group LLC. offers comprehensive estate planning for individuals and families. Among other objectives, a good estate plan will minimize estate taxes and administrative costs upon death or disability and will ensure that at death, one’s assets are efficiently distributed consistent with the client’s intentions. Each family and each individual has unique objectives and concerns. Listening intently to the client allows us to custom an estate plan that is specifically tailored to address their specific needs and concerns.

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