Jennifer Reedstrom Bishop

Principal, Health and Nonprofit Chair
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Jennifer Reedstrom Bishop assists physicians, hospitals, clinics, and other health care entities negotiate the complex health regulatory environment and provides advice on joint ventures, affiliations, medical staff matters, contracting, tax-exemption matters, and a variety of business planning topics. She is chair of the Gray Plant Mooty Health & Nonprofit Organizations practice group that provides legal services to many health care providers and nonprofit organizations throughout the region. Jennifer also serves on the firm's Board of Directors.

In the nonprofit area, Jennifer represents a wide range of organizations ranging from start-up nonprofits to well-established foundations and multi-entity nonprofit operating systems. She is expert on all issues facing nonprofits from conflict of interest, intermediate sanction and governance matters to joint ventures, public charity status, and private foundation issues.

Experience

  • Serves as outside general counsel to 750-physician member academic medical center faculty practice
  • Structures health care affiliations, collaborations and joint ventures including ventures between tax-exempt and for-profit organizations and ancillary joint ventures
  • Provides advice to physicians and hospitals regarding physician recruitment and physician compensation issues
  • Counsels hospitals, clinics, and physicians on issues related to Medicare/Medicaid laws and regulations including Stark, fraud and abuse, and reimbursement
  • Advises public charities, private foundations and trade associations on nonprofit corporation governance including conflicts of interest, fiduciary responsibilities and intermediate sanction issues as well as community board requirements, private benefit issues, and reasonable compensation
  • Provides counsel on charitable purpose and restricted gift issues
  • Represents nonprofits on issues related to formation and retaining federal tax-exempt status including public charity classification, unrelated business taxable income, and tax-exempt bond financing issues including private use of bond facilities and management contract issues
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