Health care is one of the largest sectors of the U.S. economy, and also one of the most complex. Health care providers and health care-related businesses who wish to do good—and do well—need knowledgeable and responsive attorneys able to assist them in navigating changing legal parameters.

At O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C., we work with a diverse range of clients in the health care sector to help them efficiently and effectively manage their legal needs. Our Health Care Practice Area is comprised of lawyers with detailed knowledge of and strong experience with legal issues impacting the health care industry.

Our attorneys counsel and represent clients on a wide variety of health care issues, taking a proactive approach to their circumstances and goals, including:

  • Litigation and dispute resolution, including payer-provider disputes and class action defense
  • Risk management
  • Corporate and commercial transactions
  • Corporate governance
  • Medical staff bylaws, privileges and peer review
  • Creditors’ rights
  • Employment and labor relations, including restrictive covenants, non-competes, employment agreements, and employee benefits
  • Real estate
  • Joint ventures
  • Licensure and credentialing
  • Medical records privacy and retention

Health Care Litigation

We work closely with our health care clients to develop strategic, yet practical solutions to prevent and resolve disputes, including litigation, involving a wide range of legal issues. When disputes arise, we actively and aggressively pursue and defend our clients’ interests, combining our strong understanding of various areas of health law with our extensive practice in numerous dispute resolution forums in Wisconsin and around the country.

We have significant and diverse trial experience representing clients in state and federal courts throughout the country, arbitrations, and public and private administrative proceedings. We have successfully litigated on behalf of clients in nearly every sector of the health care industry, including health systems and networks, hospitals, clinics, long-term care and skilled nursing facilities, physician practice groups, medical device and products manufacturers, third-party insurers and individual health care professionals.

Health Care Transactions

We understand the “business side” of health care and regularly partner with providers to improve the delivery of health care while achieving their financial goals within the intricate statutory, regulatory and contractual confines of the health care industry. We employ a multi-disciplinary approach that effectively and efficiently accomplishes our clients’ varied business objectives by incorporating a wealth of corporate and commercial law experience.

We have worked on an array of corporate and commercial transactions on behalf of health care industry clients, including asset purchase agreements, equity purchase agreements, joint ventures, supply and distribution contracts, independent contractor agreements, service provider arrangements, managed care contracting, real estate sales and leases, and various types of deal financing. Our firm has the breadth and depth of legal experience to help our health care clients formulate strategic planning initiatives and achieve their goals at all points of the business development spectrum.

Health Care Employment and Labor Relations

We counsel health care clients on a wide range of employment and labor law issues. Our lawyers have advised and represented large health systems, physician groups, and individual practitioners with respect to health care industry-specific issues related to employment and independent contractor arrangements, medical directorship agreements, medical staff privileges and peer review, restrictive covenants and administrative employment and staffing matters.

We have assisted employers and employees—within and outside the health care industry—ensure adherence to legal and contractual requirements of all aspects of employment relationships including: hiring and firing issues, discrimination and harassment complaints, wage and hour matters, ADA and FMLA compliance, unemployment compensation claims, worker’s compensation retaliation claims, OSHA investigations and citations and contract issues. We also have extensive experience in handling employment workforce matters involving organized labor, including collective bargaining, grievances and personnel board hearings, unfair labor practices and labor relations board proceedings.

To help our clients manage their employment relationships, we prepare employment contracts, employee handbooks, employment policies and procedures, supervisory and management training and non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements designed specifically for our clients’ needs. We help manage difficult employee situations and provide clients with a practical plan of action to help reduce the risk of employment-related disputes. When litigation is necessary, our experience representing clients before state and federal courts and agencies enables us to aggressively advocate for our clients’ interests in any forum.




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