Category Archives: Public Speaking

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.

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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/

Podcast: Medical Malpractice and Professional Licensing Issues with Michael Favia

Healthcare law and litigation attorney Michael V. Favia recently spoke at a national audience of medical malpractice attorneys on professional licensing issues that can affect their clients.

Healthcare law and litigation attorney Michael V. Favia recently spoke to a national audience of medical malpractice attorneys on professional licensing issues that can affect their clients. He shares similar information on this podcast considering medical malpractice and professional licensing. 

The Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants is a group of highly experienced attorneys and investigators who previously worked for the I.D.P.R. will represent and/or defend licensed    professionals in cases involving the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional            Regulation, Illinois Department of Public Aid and Illinois Department of Public Health. In this monthly podcast series our attorneys and consultants will share news, tips and resources.

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Topics covered in this 30 minute program:

  • Introducing Michael Favia and his experience in medical malpractice and how it connects to professional licensing;
  • The potential licensing issues doctors face when medical malpractice cases are settled;
  • About National Practitioner Data Bank and how it can that affect licensed physicians and healthcare professionals;
  • How medical malpractice attorneys work with licensing consultants to better serve healthcare professional clients;
  • Industry trends in healthcare and licensing that of which our listeners should be aware.

Michael V. Favia He is a former Asst. Illinois Attorney General and the Chief Prosecutor for the Illinois Dept. of Professional Regulation (IDPR), now known as the Illinois Dept. of Professional and Financial Regulation (IDFPR). Favia is the owner of a Professional Licensing Consulting Company where he and affiliated former prosecutors, investigators and professional licensing board members assist licensed professionals in their business, regulatory and IDFPR related matters.

Visit our Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants website for more information. You may also contact Michael V. Favia for more information by e-mail at favia@lawyer.com or dial (773) 631-4580.

Italian American Political Coalition Invitation For Chicagoland Candidates Seeking Endorsement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Interviews For Political Endorsements Will Be Conducted By Italian American Political Coalition Members In Endorsement Session

CHICAGO – Candidates seeking the political endorsement of the Italian American Political Coalition are invited to appear for an interview at the upcoming endorsement session held Saturday, September 6, 2014, at the Diplomat West, located at 681 West North Avenue in Elmhurst, Illinois. Interviews will be ten minutes in length, beginning at 9:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m., followed by an afternoon session from 1:00 p.m. and concluding at 2:30 p.m.

The board screens and endorses Italian-American candidates and other individuals who also represent IAPC values and interests.

The board screens and endorses Italian-American candidates and other individuals who also represent IAPC values and interests.

The Italian American Political Coalition was founded in 1994 as a means of providing a political voice for the Italian-American community. The IAPC publishes election endorsements for a variety of political candidates for both local and national positions.

The IAPC board of directors is a group of Italian-American leaders of  their communities, who promote the interests of those communities through state-wide political action. The board screens and endorses Italian-American candidates and other individuals who also represent IAPC values and interests.

Anyone interested in interviewing for a political endorsement by the Italian American Political Coalition should contact Ms. Judy Corvo by phone at (708) 369-2500 for more information and any specific questions about the candidate endorsement session.

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Chicago attorney, Michael V. Favia is member of the Board of Directors for the Italian American Political Coalition. If you would like more information about the IAPC, or the endorsement session, contact Mr. Favia through Michael V. Favia & Associates, or contact the firm by calling (773) 631-4580 or send an email to favia@lawyer.com.

Press Release: Favia recognized in Leading Health Lawyers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 MICHAEL V. FAVIA SELECTED FOR “LEADING HEALTH LAWYERS”

Health And Injury Law And Litigation Attorney, Michael V. Favia Recognized By Chicago Lawyer Magazine In “Leading Health Lawyers”

CHICAGO – The list of Chicago’s “Leading Health Lawyers” published in the September 2013 Chicago Lawyer magazine recognizes Michael V. Favia, selected for the honor and designation appearing among “Leading Health Lawyers” in Chicago.

Commenting on the recognition, Favia stated, “Obviously, I am very honored to be recognized as a Leading Lawyer by my peers in the legal community.  I really do try being a role model in the way I practice. I work hard and assist my clients to achieve a desired result while remaining professional in every respect with my clients, opponents and assigned jurists.”

Favia is a member of the selective Leading Lawyer Network. He consistently earns an “AV” Preeminent Rating (highest possible for both legal ability and ethics) from the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell National Lawyer Rating Peer Review Board.

Favia is the principal and managing attorney at the Chicago area law firm of Michael V. Favia & Associates, representing individuals, professionals, small and large corporations, and professional groups and organizations.

Favia has more than 25 years of experience in health law and litigation and works in conjunction with a team of litigators, experts and investigators to advise and represent clients. He is experienced working on both sides of professional licensing matters, the prosecution and defense. He is a former Assistant Illinois Attorney General and Chief Prosecutor for the Illinois Dept. of Professional Regulation (“IDPR”), now known as the Illinois Department of Professional and Financial Regulation (“IDFPR”).

Favia also owns a professional licensing consulting company where he and affiliated former prosecutors, investigators and professional licensing board members assist licensed professionals in their business, regulatory and IDFPR related matters.

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If you would like more information about Michael V. Favia & Associates, or to schedule an interview of Michael V. Favia, please contact the firm by calling (773) 631-4580 or send an email to favia@lawyer.com.

Interview on Chicago Concussion Coalition and Sports Legacy Institute

Established in 2011, the Chicago Concussion Coalition (CCC) represents a network of 50 national athletic, health and social service organizations united under a common mission  to work in partnership with coalition members to provide student athletes in greater Chicago with the best resources available reto protect them from sports related concussions and recurring injuries.

Established in 2011, the Chicago Concussion Coalition (CCC) represents a network of 50 national athletic, health and social service organizations united under a common mission to work in partnership with coalition members to provide student athletes in greater Chicago with the best resources available reto protect them from sports related concussions and recurring injuries.

Do you know someone who plays contact sports such as football, hockey, soccer or baseball? How about someone who cheers for the team? Maybe you also know a veteran of U.S. military service. Ok, what do you think all these people have in common? They are the focus of traumatic brain injury / concussion research, education and policy change, by the Sports Legacy Institute (“SLI”) and the Chicago Concussion Coalition. Earlier this week Michael V. Favia appeared along with Ms. Caitlin McElroy, Field Associate, for the Sports Legacy Institute in Chicago, to share information about SLI and its mission, activities and various avenues for interested professionals to get involved.

Click/tap here to listen to an on demand broadcast of the interview on Law Talk Radio.

The mission of the Sports Legacy Institute is to advance the study, treatment and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups. Highlights of the interview include a further detailed explanation of the SLI’s mission and the foundation of the organization by Christopher Nowinski and Dr. Robert Cantu. They founded SLI as a Boston-based 501(c)(3) in 2007 in response to new research and increased attention to traumatic brain injuries and the need for more research, education and to affect policy change.

Do remember playing sports as a kid, many years ago, and getting hit in the head? Many little league coaches, for example, were known for saying, “Hey, get up and walk it off and take your base.” Then, days later little Tommy’s facial expressions seemed a bit off and droopy and he started mixing up his words. Nowadays, some people think we are overly cautious about concussions. As more research is reported, the scariest thing doctors conclude is that we have only barely scratched the surface in knowing what we are dealing with in terms of cognitive impairment post trauma.

NFL lawsuits brought concussion/traumatic brain injuries to dinner table discussions nationwide.

When several former NFL players filed suit against numerous defendants for permanent injuries due to concussions during games, a few helmet manufacturers responded with efforts at creating high-tech safety helmets, which is a good thing. What people should remember is that helmets can help soften impacts and protect the skull, but the brain is floating in fluid and those impacts can still create grave danger to players.

Many advocacy groups also focus their attention on cheerleading safety and military service members who suffer from traumatic brain injury. Also discussed in the above-linked interview are current trends in concussion research, and how SLI and the Chicago Concussion Coalition are engaging community groups, schools and teams to share vital information. Attorney Michael V. Favia noted that injury attorneys looking for concussion experts should certainly learn more and be in touch with SLI’s Chicago Concussion Coalition to learn more.

The Law Offices of Michael V. Favia advise and represent clients in connection with concussions/traumatic brain injury. To contact the firm to speak to a lawyer you may dial (773) 631-4580. For more information about the firm’s practice areas, you can visit the website, Facebook and Twitter sites.

Michael V. Favia speaks at concussion symposium

Michael V. Favia speaks at concussion symposium hosted by DePaul SLICE

Michael V. Favia speaks at concussion symposium hosted by DePaul SLICE on May 9, 2013

Michael V. Favia, J.D., frequently speaks on panel symposiums on the areas of practice offered by The Law Firm of Michael V. Favia & Associates. Personal injury and specifically traumatic brain injuries are focused areas of practice at the firm. This May, the DePaul Sports Legacy Institute, Chicago Concussion Coalition, hosted a concussion symposium and invited attorney Favia to volunteer his time and speak, among a panel of experts, presenting to an audience of nearly 50 professionals who are concerned with injuries to the brain.

Traumatic brain injury (“TBI”) is a compelling field of research and the studies published in the medical and legal communities are frequently updated as more is discovered about the brain and how it responds to injury. Many legal cases in the news highlight the trauma an injury victim experiences. For example, the National Football League and many retired NFL players are involved in ongoing litigation regarding helmet safety, physician roles and player safety through education.

Concussions can be particularly difficult to diagnose and treat, particularly due to a wide range of symptoms experienced and reported by brain injury victims. With increased awareness among professionals and citizens there is an increase in policy making and education so we can all protect our friends and family when an injury occurs. Sporting programs, not only professional, but also local, in schools and communities benefit from the collective research and presentations of the issues in symposiums here in Chicago and nationwide.

The panel of presenters at the May 9, SLICE concussion symposium also included: Dorothy Kozlowski, Ph.D.; Leonard V. Messner, OD, FAAO; Jeffrey Mjaanes, M.D., FAAP, FACSM; Sue Walsh, D.N., Med, ATC, EMT; Amanda Lorenzen, as well as the NFL Alumni Chicago Chapter representatives Marc May and Bryce Fisher.

If you are interested in learning more about concussions and what you should do if you or a friend or family member is injured and are concerned, you should contact The Law Firm of Michael V. Favia & Associates to learn what steps you should take to protect the safety and future medical issues facing those who suffer from traumatic brain injury. The firm can also offer additional educational resources to better help the concerned.

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