As an attorney whose experience includes representing clients before virtually every federal and Michigan regulatory agency, Michael Dorfman is keen to how regulatory matters and disciplinary actions can impact a healthcare professional’s livelihood and a healthcare entity’s operations.
Michael brings this invaluable expertise to Chapman Law Group, where he specializes in professional license defense, government and administrative law, and business concerns. Working out of Chapman Law Group’s Detroit office, Michael regularly represents doctors, nurses, and other licensed health care providers and entities throughout the state.
His background in healthcare-related matters is wide-ranging, including medical malpractice defense, HIPAA compliance, credentialing, accreditation through the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), medical staff appeals, medical staff by-laws, peer review and physician disputes, and certificate of need issues.
Michael’s regulatory experience involves representing professionals in disciplinary hearings before state boards, as well as medical entities in labor and employment disputes before such administrative agencies as the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR), and the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (MUIA), just to name a few.
Michael’s previous experience includes malpractice defense for physicians, hospitals, and schools of medicine — which often encompassed complex medical liability facts, causation issues, and present substantial damage exposure — as part of his background, as well as broad legal skills in premises liability, consumer protection, and employer/employee relations.
For business matters, Michael’s portfolio is stocked with many real estate acquisitions and negotiations with sellers and municipalities, as well as representing and advising Fortune 500 companies in business litigation, catastrophic and high-exposure claims, and insurance carrier matters.
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