Billing Agreements
Business Transactions
Electronic Health Records and
  Electronic Practice Management
  License Agreements
Fraud & Abuse, Stark and
  Anti-Kickback Counselling
Imaging Centers
Managed Care
Medical Group Formations
  (Employment Agreements,
  Buy-Sell Agreements)
Peer Review
Professional Services Agreements
Purchase and Sale of Medical
Sleep Labs and Studies
California Society for Healthcare
Los Angeles County Bar Association,
  Healthcare Law Section
1985, California


After practicing tax and transactional law for six years, Michael R. Bernstein joined Mr. Schiff in January, 1992. In addition to a strong health care law background, Michael has extensive experience in general business and corporate matters.

Michael graduated with highest honors and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley (Cal) with a B.S. in Business Administration in 1982. He received the Claudius N. and James N. White Finance Scholar in the School of Business at Cal in 1982. He received his Juris Doctorate from Boalt Hall School of Law in 1985.

Michael is AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*

Michael is a member of the Health Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys, and has lectured on issues affecting physicians and medical groups.

Michael's e-mail address is:


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