A family discussion that opens up about your mortality is a sobering experience, but it is prudent. No one relishes the thought of their demise, and yet with forethought, you can ensure that your estate plan and your healthcare arrangements best reflect your wishes. It is essential to prioritize these discussions with your loved ones and follow up on implementation with your elder law attorney.
Healthcare Provider Law
The laws surrounding healthcare can be complex. Work with me to better understand your rights.
I represent healthcare professionals throughout Orange County.
As a physician or other healthcare provider, you always strive to put your patients first. When you schedule an initial consultation with my firm, your business goals and your legal rights will be my number one priority. I offer guidance in business acquisition, restructuring, and other services for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to solo practice physicians and start-up healthcare business ventures.
Enjoyed working with you. You were an effective advocate for your client and demonstrated professionalism throughout. I hope to work with you again.
Dear Mike and what I consider a friend. I can’t thank you enough. It was refreshing having you, a true professional, representing us.
HMO Breach of Provider Contract
I successfully represented a healthcare provider seeking reimbursement for a substantial amount of unpaid claims owed by an HMO under an Ancillary Provider Agreement. The case went to bench trial in the Los Angeles Superior Court.
$1.3 million judgment (100% of amount sought)
Breach of Franchisee Agreements & Business Torts
I represented the founder and former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of a national in-home healthcare respiratory services company in this multi-party, complex litigation jury trial.
A non-suit & favorable jury verdicts
DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.
Over the last 20 years, against most of the national healthcare insurance companies, I have unraveled the complex facts and legal issues surrounding diverse reimbursement disputes under numerous Federal statutes including ERISA, COBRA, and others.
Direct recoveries in excess of $2-10 million annually
South Coast Children’s Society, Inc.
I serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors and outside General Counsel for South Coast Children’s Society, Inc., a non-profit provider of group homes and psychological social welfare services for abused, neglected, and abandoned children and their families in Orange County and San Bernardino County.
Your legal matter is important to you, which is why I work tirelessly to help you move forward. My laser focus on each client’s unique goals allows me to seek cost-effective solutions for individuals throughout Orange County and the rest of Southern California.
Serving Clients Throughout Orange
I am proud to advise the people of San Clemente, Irvine, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, and the surrounding areas of Southern California on legal issues involving healthcare provider law, estate planning, and elder law.
As a highly-regarded legal practice focused on delivering skilled representation of healthcare providers, as well as providing estate planning and elder law services for seniors, I know how frustrating navigating these issues can often seem. Since 2000, I’ve strived to provide cost-effective legal and business solutions to my clients, because no one should have to face these issues on their own. I'm here to represent your needs every step of the way.
HONEST ADVICE BACKED BY EXPERIENCE
Since the start of my career, I’ve put an emphasis on scholarship, ethical advocacy, and effective communication with my clients. If you have a question or concern about your case, I’m easily accessible and ready to help. If doubts arise, I’ll remind you to stay focused on the goals that led you to hire me in the first place.
WORKING TOGETHER TOWARD FAVORABLE RESULTS
Collaboration is an important part of my services. We’ll work together to seek solutions to your challenges, but I’m not afraid to take the lead if necessary to achieve results. When you’re ready to get started, set up a consultation with my office in San Clemente.
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Michael S. Winsten
The following entrepreneurial characteristics are common to all entrepreneurs: motivation, creativity, persuasiveness, risk tolerance, versatility, vision, innovation, communication, collaboration, flexibility, and decisiveness. These individuals create new businesses bearing most of the risks and reaping most of the rewards if successful. Because of their innate attributes, an estate planning process can be markedly different from others because entrepreneurs often have complex financial lives and strong opinions about their legacy.