Accountable Care
Bundled Payment
Business Transactions
Centers of Excellence
  (Cancer Centers and Orthopedics)
Fraud & Abuse, Stark Anti-Kickback
Managed Care
Medical Foundations
Medical Group Formations
  (Buy-Sell and Compensation
Medical Staffs
Outpatient Departments
Peer Review
Purchase and Sale of
  Medical Practices
Professional Services Agreements (PSAs)
Value Based Payment
American Health Lawyers Association
California Society for Healthcare
  Attorneys (Past President)
Los Angeles County Bar Association,
  Healthcare Law Section
  (Co-Founder and Past Chair)
UCLA Health Policy and Management
  Alumni Association
1977, California
1979, District of Columbia


Anthony Hunter Schiff founded the Firm in February 1984. The son of a physician and a nurse, Tony has had a lifelong interest in health care and health law issues. In 1978, Tony worked for the White House for the Special Assistant to the President for Health. Returning to his native Los Angeles, he was among the first attorneys in California to specialize in physician health care law.

Tony is the co-founder (and a Past Chair) of the Health Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. In addition, Tony is a Past President of the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys.

Tony regularly lectures at national and state meetings on current health law issues to his colleagues and to physicians and health care executives.

Tony is AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.* Tony has also been named to the Southern California Super Lawyers list from 2007 to present; an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice.

Tony received his B.S. in Political Science and a minor in International Affairs from Lewis and Clark College in 1974. He received his Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University in 1977 and received his Masters in Public Health in Hospital and Health Services Administration from UCLA in 1978. Tony has taught health law at UCLA since 1982.

After several academic appointments, Tony was advanced to Professor (Adjunct) in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Fielding School of Public Health in 2006.

Tony's e-mail address is:


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