Coppersmith Brockelman Promotes Telemedicine Specialist Marki Stewart to Partner

Coppersmith Brockelman Promotes Telemedicine Specialist Marki Stewart to Partner

Coppersmith Brockelman is thrilled to announce its newest partner, Marki Stewart. “Principles that guide us here are simple: practice at the highest level of the profession; think creatively; find practical solutions; always do the right thing, build community, and maintain a sense of humor.  Marki has done all of this and more, and we are grateful that she is joining the partnership,” said Keith Beauchamp, chair of the firm’s governance committee. Telemedicine exploded in popularity during the pandemic but creates a variety of legal challenges for health care providers and other organizations looking to harness its benefits. Well versed in licensing, reimbursement, credentialing, and security issues surrounding telemedicine, Marki Stewart has been invaluable since joining the firm in 2019. “Coppersmith Brockelman’s nationally acclaimed health care practice worked...

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Achievements and Accolades Keep John DeWulf on AzBusiness’ Top 100 Lawyers List

Achievements and Accolades Keep John DeWulf on AzBusiness’ Top 100 Lawyers List

For the sixth consecutive year, John DeWulf is one of the AzBusiness Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona. Highlighting top-performing attorneys in the state, the annual list recognizes lawyers who have had an impact on their law firm, the communities they serve and the legal profession as a whole. John is highly regarded among clients and colleagues for his successful commercial litigation practice, where he handles complex trials, hearings and other matters before state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies. John’s stellar reputation as one of the Southwest’s finest litigators has resulted in a variety of recognition. Best Lawyers in America© has honored him for several years, including in the securities litigation section and as “Lawyer of the Year” in 2018. Additionally, Southwest Super Lawyers regularly...

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Erin Dunlap Educates Healthcare Risk Management Readers on HIPAA Requirements and Most Critical Compliance Steps

Erin Dunlap Educates Healthcare Risk Management Readers on HIPAA Requirements and Most Critical Compliance Steps

After a small orthopedic clinic in Georgia was fined $1.5 million for HIPAA violations, Healthcare Risk Management turned to health care and data privacy attorney Erin Dunlap to share what smaller providers can do to protect themselves from cyber risk and government enforcement. Erin, a nationally recognized expert in health care data privacy and security, explains that although the HIPAA Security Rule has existed for nearly 20 years, many smaller healthcare providers lack adequate security measures to protect against increasingly pervasive cyber risk. She advises providers to conduct a risk analysis — which is the first critical step in meeting HIPAA security requirements and can be done internally or by an outside vendor. If resources are limited, she points providers to the Security Risk Assessment Tool that...

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Roopali Desai Included in Business Insider’s List of AZ Cannabis Industry Power Players

Roopali Desai Included in Business Insider’s List of AZ Cannabis Industry Power Players

After Arizona voters passed Proposition 207 to legalize adult-use cannabis in the state, Business Insider highlighted 11 power players who are shaping the new, potentially multi-million-dollar market. As the attorney responsible for drafting the Smart and Safe Arizona Act, Roopali Desai was featured. The Campaign, which was supported by the Arizona Dispensaries Association (ADA), contracted Roopali to craft the initiative’s language. She and law partner, Andy Gaona, continually revised the language after meeting with stakeholders, including company executives, criminal justice advocates, first responders, and others. Moving forward, Roopali and the firm will continue to work with ADA as well as the Arizona Department of Health Services to implement the new legislation. A leading election lawyer in Arizona, Roopali is known for her experience representing initiative, referendum, and...

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Coppersmith Brockelman Launches its Information Blocking Toolkit for Health Care Providers

As health care providers are hit with more and more regulatory changes, legal, compliance and privacy personnel are struggling to keep up. Coppersmith Brockelman PLC offers some relief! Coppersmith Brockelman just released its Information Blocking Rule Toolkit for Health Care Providers (“Toolkit”). The Toolkit provides practical guidance, regulatory crosswalks, template documents and educational materials to help providers get started on an information blocking compliance program to meet the April 5, 2021 deadline. The Toolkit includes: “Information Blocking FAQs: What health care providers need to know about information blocking compliance”A “Checklist for Health Care Providers: How to Create and Implement an Information Blocking Rule Compliance Action Plan”A template “No Information Blocking Policy”A guidance document for “Updating HIPAA Policies and Procedures for Information Blocking Rule Compliance,” which includes a checklist...

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Sam Coppersmith Co-Presents National Business Institute Webinar on Start-to-Finish Nonprofit Formation

Sam Coppersmith Co-Presents National Business Institute Webinar 
on Start-to-Finish Nonprofit Formation

Navigating eligibility requirements, processing procedures, bylaws, exemptions, and other complexities of the 501(c)(3) application process can be challenging. In the National Business Institute (NBI) webinar, “501(c)(3) Organization Formation From Start to Finish,” Sam Coppersmith shares tips for advising nonprofit clients through the application process. Focusing on the onerous requirements for obtaining nonprofit designation from the IRS and how to identify problematic issues, Sam’s portion covers critical portions of the designation process, including: TCJA and other laws, rules, regs, and enforcement activities impacting nonprofitsEligibility requirements and classificationsEstablishing tax exempt status with the IRS Sam has more than three decades of experience assisting local and national businesses, non-profit entities and individuals. A regular speaker for NBI, he covers a range of non-profit-related topics, including private foundations, forming a nonprofit, tax-exempt...

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