Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, announced that Edward H. Townsend, a partner in the firm’s Health Care practice, has been appointed to serve on The Harley School Board of Trustees.
Founded in 1917, The Harley School is a private, independent school in Rochester, New York, offering a college preparatory program for approximately 530 students in Nursery through Grade 12. The Board of Trustees is responsible for governance and fiduciary oversight of the school.
Townsend advises hospitals, health care providers, nursing homes, pharmacies, federally qualified health centers, and other health care facilities and organizations in all aspects of operational, compliance, and governance matters, including corporate compliance, HIPAA, fraud and abuse, professional licensure and misconduct issues, the implementation of internal compliance programs, patient-related issues, medical staff issues, and behavioral health matters. He has significant experience advising strategic affiliations, including navigating physician practices and other health care entities through business acquisitions and sales, as well as other collaborative efforts, such as IPA formation and participation.
Townsend received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law and his B.A. from Trinity College.
Harter Secrest & Emery Health Care attorneys work with health systems, hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, physicians and other health care facilities, agencies, and professionals to provide guidance on day-to-day operational, business, and regulatory issues involving patients, medical staff, medical records, financing, reimbursement, tax, contracts, corporate compliance, government investigations and the myriad of other matters that impact a health care organization. The firm also has significant experience in managed care and health care acquisitions, reorganizations, and affiliations.