Category Archives: Chicago Area Events

Michael V. Favia joined panelists speaking at 8th Annual Illinois Administrative Law Conference

The Illinois Bureau of Administrative Hearings recently held its 8th Annual Illinois Administrative Law Conference, focusing on training specifically geared toward the distinct functions of State adjudicators and those involved in the practice of administrative law before State hearings units.

Speaking at the full day conference, Michael V. Favia[i] joined colleagues, Carrie Chapman[ii] and Mary Kathryn Curry[iii] to present as the Practitioner’s Panel, sharing the view from the counsel table, talking about the legal issues and elements of administrative law cases that attorneys address in litigation and defense of individuals at State hearings.

The conference welcoming and introduction was delivered by general counsel for Gov. Rauner, Dennis Murashko, who introduced the keynote speaker, Hon. Rita Garman, Illinois Supreme Court Justice.

Subjects in the conference training included:

  • Cultural Competence in Administrative Law
  • View from Counsel Table: Practitioner’s Panel
  • The Role of the ALJ: Procedural Fairness and the Administrative Process
  • Evidence for ALJs
  • Central Panels in the U.S.
  • Ethical Issues Facing ALJs

Use this conference press link for more information about this conference and names of individual panelists and speakers.

About us: Michael V. Favia & Associates, P.C. is a health law, litigation and licensing firm in Chicago representing individuals, healthcare professionals and organizations with civil legal matters as well as professional licensing and regulation.

Chicago health law and litigation attorney Michael V. Favia and his associates in several locations and disciplines, advise and represent private individuals as well as healthcare professionals in all types of litigation and administrative matters involving licensing and regulatory agencies.

Michael V. Favia and Associates, P.C. represents individual physicians and health care organizations in the Chicago area with a variety of legal matters. With offices conveniently located in the Chicago Loop, Northwest side and suburban meeting locations, you can schedule a discrete meeting with an attorney at your convenience and discretion. Michael V. Favia & Associates is available at (773) 631-4580. Please visit www.favialawfirm.com and feel free to “Like” the firm on Facebook and “Follow” the firm on Twitter. You can also review endorsements and recommendations for Michael V. Favia on his Avvo.com profile and on LinkedIn.

 

[i] Michael V. Favia is the principal attorney at Michael V. Favia & Associates, P.C., a health law, litigation and licensing firm.

[ii] Carrie Chapman is the Director of Policy Advocacy and Strategic Innovation for the Legal Council for Health Justice

[iii] Mary Kathryn Curry is an associate attorney at the Polsinelli law firm in the area of labor and employment defense and litigation

Michael V. Favia joins other highly respected members of the healthcare community as a new Vice President of IOMC

CHICAGO – You are invited to join and celebrate with the members and guests of the Institute of Medicine of Chicago (IOMC) this Thursday evening, June 8, 2017, at the Union League Club of Chicago, located at 65 West Jackson Boulevard. The event is the IOMC 102nd Annual Meeting and Dinner.

At this year’s Awards Dinner, the group will recognize new fellows and present the Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition, IOMC will introduce new officers and Board members and honor the service of retiring officers and Board members.

This is a special night for IOMC Billings Fellow member, Michael V. Favia, as he will be sworn in as the incoming IOMC Vice President.

The Annual Meeting of the IOMC takes place Thursday, June 8, 2017, at 5 p.m. with the reception following at 6 p.m. The dinner and presentation takes place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the French Room. Tickets remain available at $135.00.

REGISTER NOW FOR THE JUNE 8TH DINNER OR CALL (773) 234-5925 TO REGISTER BY PHONE

About the IOMC:

The Institute of Medicine of Chicago is an independent organization of distinguished leaders in the health field who collaborate to improve the health of the public. Drawing upon the expertise of a diverse membership and other regional leaders, the IOMC addresses critical health issues through a range of interdisciplinary approaches including education, research, communication of trusted information, and community engagement.

With the health of the public at its core, IOMC is building new programs and services to better meet the needs of its members and the Chicagoland community.

About us: Michael V. Favia & Associates, P.C. is a health law and litigation firm in Chicago representing individuals, healthcare professionals and organizations with civil legal matters as well as professional licensing and regulation.

Chicago health law and litigation attorney Michael V. Favia and his associates in several locations and disciplines, advise and represent private individuals as well as healthcare professionals in all types of litigation and administrative matters involving licensing and regulatory agencies.

Michael V. Favia and Associates, P.C. represents individual physicians and health care organizations in the Chicago area with a variety of legal matters. With offices conveniently located in the Chicago Loop, Northwest side and suburban meeting locations, you can schedule a discrete meeting with an attorney at your convenience and discretion. Michael V. Favia & Associates is available at (773) 631-4580. Please visit www.favialawfirm.com and feel free to “Like” the firm on Facebook and “Follow” the firm on Twitter. You can also review endorsements and recommendations for Michael V. Favia on his Avvo.com profile and on LinkedIn.

 

 

Health Practice Advisors’ Alan Shifrin Presents at May 17 Dinner on Buying and Selling Health Care Practices

SCHAUMBURG, Illinois – On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Alan Shifrin, J.D. speaks on issues in buying and selling healthcare practices. The dinner presentation at Maggiano’s in Schaumburg starts with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and concludes at 9:30 p.m. This is a Health Practice Advisors (HPA) event sponsored by Apex Design and tickets remain available.[i]

The focus of HPA member, Alan Shifrin’s presentation is the identification of complex issues in the process of buying or selling a healthcare practice. Medical, dental and other healthcare practices have unique legal issues in addition to the tax accounting, valuation and psychology matters for consideration.

Highlighting pitfalls and issues in buying and selling healthcare practices, Alan Shifrin uses the F.L.U. acronym, “Don’t let your practice get the F.L.U.” The acronym stands for Feasibility, Legality and Understandability. Avoiding practice transaction F.L.U. requires attention to the terms, structure and price as well as legal compliance and complete disclosure of material facts and understandings thereof.

Michael V. Favia, HPA Chairman, recommends this event and other HPA events and resources designed to educate and assist healthcare professionals with the business end of their practice.

BUY TICKETS FOR THE MAY 17 DINNER

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About the Health Practice Advisors:

Health Practice Advisors is a consortium of proven healthcare experts, assembled to help providers grow and enhance their practice’s viability and profitability. Our team is poised to offer comprehensive solutions to the most complex healthcare business needs. Allow us to focus on building the business side of your practice, enabling you to devote your energy to patient care.

To learn more about our company, or to schedule your FREE, personalized consultation with us, please call Health Practice Advisors at 773-796-3213 or email at info@healthpracticeadvisors.net.

About us: Michael V. Favia & Associates, P.C. is a health law and litigation firm in Chicago representing individuals, healthcare professionals and organizations with civil legal matters as well as professional licensing and regulation.

Chicago health law and litigation attorney Michael V. Favia and his associates in several locations and disciplines, advise and represent private individuals as well as healthcare professionals in all types of litigation and administrative matters involving licensing and regulatory agencies.

Michael V. Favia and Associates, P.C. represents individual physicians and health care organizations in the Chicago area with a variety of legal matters. With offices conveniently located in the Chicago Loop, Northwest side and suburban meeting locations, you can schedule a discrete meeting with an attorney at your convenience and discretion. Michael V. Favia & Associates is available at (773) 631-4580. Please visit www.favialawfirm.com and feel free to “Like” the firm on Facebook and “Follow” the firm on Twitter. You can also review endorsements and recommendations for Michael V. Favia on his Avvo.com profile and on LinkedIn.

 

[i] To purchase tickets for the dinner at $50 per person, please RSVP with this link: http://www.healthpracticeadvisors.net//sponsorinformation/

Michael V. Favia speaks at CBA Administrative Law Committee Meeting Monday March 20

Come have lunch with the Chicago Bar Association Administrative Law Committee on Monday, March 20, from 12: 15 to 1:30 p.m. The topic is “Medical Cases Before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.”

There are many nuances of administrative law and professional regulation that apply in the review of cases involving health care professionals. Being a former Chief of Prosecutions at the IDFPR, then IDPR, Michael V. Favia is uniquely positioned in private practice to advise and represent individuals and organizations involving professional regulatory matters.

Also speaking at Monday’s lunch meeting are Ms. Susan Gold, Deputy Director for State Wide Enforcement, IDFPR, Division of Professional Regulation, and Mr. Donald Seasock, Chief Administrative Law Judge, IDFPR.

Monday’s Administrative Law Committee meeting is held at the Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court and lunch is available for purchase.

Earn Illinois MCLE credit based on the presentation length.

Use this link for more information and to learn how to use the webcast option to attend and earn credit.

 

About us: Michael V. Favia & Associates, P.C. is a health law and litigation firm in Chicago representing individuals, healthcare professionals and organizations with civil legal matters as well as professional licensing and regulation.

Chicago health law and litigation attorney Michael V. Favia and his associates in several locations and disciplines, advise and represent private individuals as well as healthcare professionals in all types of litigation and administrative matters involving licensing and regulatory agencies.

Michael V. Favia and Associates, P.C. represents individual physicians and health care organizations in the Chicago area with a variety of legal matters. With offices conveniently located in the Chicago Loop, Northwest side and suburban meeting locations, you can schedule a discrete meeting with an attorney at your convenience and discretion. Michael V. Favia & Associates is available at (773) 631-4580. Please visit www.favialawfirm.com and feel free to “Like” the firm on Facebook and “Follow” the firm on Twitter. You can also review endorsements and recommendations for Michael V. Favia on his Avvo.com profile and on LinkedIn.

 

Brian Clauss, Director JMLS Veterans Clinic, speaks to ISBA Health Care Section Council

The Illinois State Bar Association Health Care Section Council welcomed Brian Clauss, Director of The John Marshall Law School Veterans Clinic at its council meeting on November 18. The Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic provides free legal assistance when a veteran has been improperly denied benefits by the Veterans Benefits Administration.

Clauss shared how the clinic and its volunteers are successful in assisting veterans with disability claims. He also informed the Council about opportunities for lawyers who want to volunteer and get involved with the clinic. This VA benefit appeals clinic, one of the first of its kind in the U.S., is a nationally recognized pro bono program. In addition to helping veterans with their benefit appeals, the clinic also shares news and resources with veterans who may take advantage of a variety of benefits made available to them in local communities.

About us: Michael V. Favia & Associates, P.C. is a health law and litigation firm in Chicago representing individuals, healthcare professionals and organizations with civil legal matters as well as professional licensing and regulation.

Chicago health law and litigation attorney Michael V. Favia and his associates in several locations and disciplines, advise and represent private individuals as well as healthcare professionals in all types of litigation and administrative matters involving licensing and regulatory agencies.

Michael V. Favia and Associates, P.C. represents individual physicians and health care organizations in the Chicago area with a variety of legal matters. With offices conveniently located in the Chicago Loop, Northwest side and suburban meeting locations, you can schedule a discrete meeting with an attorney at your convenience and discretion. Michael V. Favia & Associates is available at (773) 631-4580. Please visit www.favialawfirm.com and feel free to “Like” the firm on Facebook and “Follow” the firm on Twitter. You can also review endorsements and recommendations for Michael V. Favia on his Avvo.com profile and on LinkedIn.

A Safe Haven Foundation honors Rotary International and incoming president John F. Germ

On Saturday, November 5, at the Drake Hotel in Oak Brook, Illinois, board member Michael V. Favia, of and with A Safe Haven Foundation, recognize Rotary International and the incoming 2016-2017 President, Mr. John F. Germ, as A Safe Haven Foundation’s 2016 Humanitarian Business Association and Humanitarian Leadership of the year. Both Rotary International and Mr. Germ are being recognized for the tireless work done by Rotary International Members and the leadership – locally and globally. The Black-Tie Dinner Celebration is scheduled to take place from 7:00 – 10:30 p.m. and information is available at www.ASafeHaven.org/gala.

Message from A Safe Haven President

President and co-founder of A Safe Haven, Neli Vazquez Rowland, recently commented stated about this year’s Black-Tie event, “We are very excited to honor Rotary International and the incoming President, John F. Germ, with the Inaugural Humanitarian Business Association and Humanitarian Leadership Awards, for their collective and individual selfless contributions in making the world a better place for so many people. I could not think of a more worthwhile association or leader to receive this award than Rotary International and John F. Germ for the commitment to serving humanity.

As a Rotary One member, I am proud to be part of an Association which has demonstrated through their actions, locally and around the world, how a group of like-minded people can achieve great positive impact in communities and support causes that really matter and affect everyday lives. I am incredibly honored that both Rotary International and Mr. Germ have agreed to accept this recognition. This is our small way of saying thank you to those on the front lines who support our efforts to help the homelessness get back on their feet. Thank you to Rotary International, John F. Germ and fellow Rotarians from across the world. We are humbled and look forward to honoring Rotary International and John F. Germ on Saturday, November 5, 2016.”

Since January 2014, Michael V. Favia has served A Safe Haven as a member of the board of directors. He shares enthusiasm for the unique model A Safe Haven uses to help the homeless, as a private sector success story worth following.

About A Safe Haven

A Safe Haven Foundation is a nationally recognized Social-Business Enterprise model dedicated to assisting families, individuals and veterans who are homeless or in crisis to achieve sustainable self-sufficiency. They provide temporary housing, treatment and recovery, education, job training and placement for those in need.  A Safe Haven has been lauded by leaders in academia, business and in government for its outstanding measurable success in its creation and application of a workable model to help those in need become fully self-sufficient.

About Rotary International

Rotary International is a 1.2 million-member organization that began with the vision of one man – Paul P. Harris. The Chicago attorney formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on February 23, 1905 as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of each member.

About us: Michael V. Favia & Associates, P.C. is a health law and litigation firm in Chicago representing individuals, healthcare professionals and organizations with civil legal matters as well as professional licensing and regulation.

Chicago health law and litigation attorney Michael V. Favia and his associates in several locations and disciplines, advise and represent private individuals as well as healthcare professionals in all types of litigation and administrative matters involving licensing and regulatory agencies.

Michael V. Favia and Associates, P.C. represents individual physicians and health care organizations in the Chicago area with a variety of legal matters. With offices conveniently located in the Chicago Loop, Northwest side and suburban meeting locations, you can schedule a discrete meeting with an attorney at your convenience and discretion. Michael V. Favia & Associates is available at (773) 631-4580. Please visit www.favialawfirm.com and feel free to “Like” the firm on Facebook and “Follow” the firm on Twitter. You can also review endorsements and recommendations for Michael V. Favia on his Avvo.com profile and on LinkedIn.

 

Tax assessments, exemptions and appeals in Cook County

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If you live in Cook County, you may have a real estate tax bill in your mailbox. While some residents simply write a check and pay the assessed taxes, others regularly challenge the assessments through the appeals process. The procedures involved in appealing assessments of primary homestead residences are relatively straightforward. Individuals who are owners of commercial properties and the residents in condominiums may find the system to be more complex and an experienced real estate tax attorney may be required.

The procedures and systems are unique in various counties, and municipalities. There are certain real estate tax exemptions to which certain residents are entitled. When exemptions are missed, they can later be claimed and residential taxpayers may be entitled to a refund check from the county. In this short article, we highlight some important elements of the real estate tax system.

Real Estate Taxes are collected in two annual installments in Cook County.

The Office of the Cook County Treasurer starts mailing the first installment of the real estate tax bills for 2015 on January 25, 2016, with a due date of March 1, 2016. The amount of the first installment is a reflection of your total real estate tax liability from the previous year. The first 2015 installment amount is 55 percent of the 2014 tax bill.

The notices for the second installment, representing the remaining 45 percent due will be mailed in July 2016, and will be due in August 2016. The exact dates are not yet published on the Treasurer’s Office website.

Tax assessments may be disputed, and modifications are applied to the second installment tax bill.

To ensure proper cash flow to allow local governments to operate and pay their financial obligations, any challenges to assessment are reflected in the second installment. If either you are successful challenging the assessment, or there are changes in your assessment or your tax rate, the total due may be less than the amount you estimate based on the first installment bill.

Assessment appeals are available if you want to challenge the assessed value of your property. The Office of the Cook County Assessor’s website contains helpful information and forms for residents and property owners who want to challenge their assessments. There are several levels of appeals available to residents, involving appeals to the Cook County Assessor, the Cook County Board of Review, the Cook County Circuit Court, and the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board.

Tax exemptions and savings are available to qualified property owners.

The three most common tax exemptions are the Homeowner Exemption ($250-$2,000), the Senior Citizen Homestead Exemption ($250-$300 additional to the Homeowner Exemption) and the Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze Exemption, where qualified seniors’ assessed value of their property may be frozen and will not increase. There are also exemptions and savings available for home improvements, disabled veterans, and military personnel. Once you apply for an exemption and are approved by the State, the exemption carries from year to year until you sell your property or otherwise change the main use of your property, for example, from your main homestead to a rental property. In addition, if you fail to claim an exemption you may apply for a refund for a limited number of past years in which you would have qualified for the exemption. There are more frequently asked and answered questions about exemptions located on the Cook County Board of Review’s website.

Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants 6Whether you need to hire an attorney to represent you or need to be pointed in the right direction, you may contact Michael V. Favia and Associates for real estate tax assistance in the Chicago area.

The offices of Michael V. Favia and Associates work with, and Michael V. Favia is of counsel to the Chicago law firm, Amari & Locallo, whose comprehensive knowledge of real estate tax laws and procedures are available to answer questions about the real estate tax assessment and collection process. You may also want to listen to a recent podcast in which Katherine O’Dell, a partner at Amari & Locallo, explains the real estate tax system in detail.

Chicago litigation attorney, Michael V. Favia and the associate attorneys of Michael V. Favia and Associates, P.C. represent individuals and organizations in the Chicago area with a variety of legal matters. With offices conveniently located in the Chicago Loop, Northwest side and suburban meeting locations, you can schedule a discrete meeting with an attorney at your convenience and discretion. For more about Michael V. Favia & Associates, please visit www.favialawfirm.com and feel free to “Like” the firm on Facebook and “Follow” the firm on Twitter. You can also review endorsements and recommendations for Michael V. Favia on his Avvo.com profile and on LinkedIn.