Calfee is pleased to announce that Michael G. VanBuren joins Calfee’s health care practice, expanding range of services. Michael provides legal and regulatory counseling to independent physician practices, hospitals and ancillary health care supply-chain providers. His areas of concentration include non-profit and specialty hospitals, health systems, long-term care facilities, dialysis facilities, physician groups and physicians in private practice in corporate, business, and regulatory matters including joint ventures, hospital-physician integration transactions, practice acquisitions, and physician employment agreements. He also counsels medical device manufacturers and durable medical equipment suppliers.
“Michael’s addition to the Calfee team deepens our ability to serve Ohio’s large and growing healthcare market,” said Brent D. Ballard, Calfee’s managing partner. “Whether representing physician’s practices in negotiating insurance reimbursement contracts, or advising hospitals contemplating a sale or an acquisition, Calfee is able to provide the full range of services critical to this important industry. Michael's commitment to the medical community extends to his volunteer endeavors where he serves as a member of the Akron Bar Association Volunteer Hospice Committee, member of the American Health Lawyers Association and past chair of the Health Law Section of the Akron Bar Association. Additionally, he is Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Summit County Community Partnership and Secretary of the Alumni Association Board of Western Reserve Academy. Michael was also selected to participate in the Ohio State Bar Association’s Leadership Academy this year.
A graduate of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, VanBuren was the 2007 recipient of the Richard A. and Brandon S. Collier Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Law-Medicine curriculum. He received a Master’s Degree from the George Washington University School of Political Management and obtained his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University. He joins the firm from Brouse McDowell where he was a partner in the health care practice. With over 160 attorneys, Calfee has offices in Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati serving clients throughout Ohio, the United States and internationally. Through its Corporate, Intellectual Property, Litigation and Government relations practices, Calfee provides a full range of services to fortune 500 companies, private enterprise and government entities. Calfee is ranked among the top law firms in Ohio. Calfee has again been honored in the annual Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2016 directory. The widely respected publication singled out seven practice groups along with 25 individual attorneys. Calfee increased its individual lawyer rankings by three, compared with the 2015 rankings.