Fleece_New2017-web2Jonathan D. Fleece
Managing Partner & Principal
Board Certified in Health Law, The Florida Bar
802 11th Street West
Bradenton, Florida 34205
941.748.0100
“I treat every client as my most important client and every engagement as my most important engagement.”

Overview


Florida Bar Certificate - Health LawJonathan Fleece serves as the firm’s Managing Partner.  He is a leading health care attorney and business attorney, who practices throughout the country, with a focus in Florida. He has extensive experience providing counsel to closely-held companies, medical and dental practices, billing services companies, hospice providers, home health agencies, behavioral health providers, research companies, accountable care organizations (ACOs), managed care companies, and various other ancillary health care businesses.

Jonathan is Board Certified in Health Law by The Florida Bar. He regularly manages health care transactions, such as sales, purchases, and other types of integration. He is also an expert in Health Care Reform Laws and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). His consulting services include advising health care professionals and companies how to strategically plan for success during the sweeping changes that are coming in health care over the next decade. Jonathan engages with clients to optimize their performance in the areas of operations, legal compliance, and reimbursements.

Prior to his private law practice, Jonathan served as Associate General Counsel to a large medical center with a massive physician group practice and hospital. He is the acclaimed co-author of The New Health Age: The Future of Health Care in America. He speaks regularly to national audiences about his book and other relevant health care topics.  Jonathan co-founded New Health Age Advisors with the esteemed futurist David Houle.  Jonathan and David provide advisory, educational, and keynote speaking services.

Honors


Affiliations


Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Manatee County Bar Association
  • Sarasota County Bar Association

Professional

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Advisor to the Sarasota, Manatee, and Hernando Counties Medical Societies
  • The Florida Bar Health Law Board Certification Committee (Former Member)
  • Tampa Bay Partnership CEO Direct Program
    • Graduate

Community

  • Manatee Economic Development Council
    • Former Member Trustee and Chair
  • Manatee Health Care Alliance
    • Former Chair
  • Manatee Chamber of Commerce
    • Chair, 2015
    • Vice Chair, Community Development & Communication
  • Tidewell Hospice, Inc.
    • Board of Directors
  • We Care Manatee, Inc.
    • Former Vice Chair and Board Member
  • Ear Research Foundation
    • Former Board Member

Matters


Representative Matters

Jonathan Fleece provides representation in relation to:

  • Forming entities and joint ventures, including drafting and negotiating a variety of legal documents such as partnership, shareholder and operating agreements, employment agreements, and buy-sell agreements
  • Structuring and effectuating the sale and purchase of businesses, assets or divisions and joint ventures
  • Creation and development of successful twenty-first century health management companies, including independent practice associations (IPAs), accountable care organizations (ACOs), and Medicare Advantage Plans
  • Representing companies and individuals in debt and equity financing
  • Representing health care entities, including surgery centers, diagnostic facilities, oncology centers, catheterization laboratories, hospice providers, therapy providers, pharmacies, managed care organizations, and accountable care organizations (ACOs)
  • Auditing and analyzing arrangements to ensure that clients assume minimum risk under fraud and abuse, fee-splitting statutes, Stark II, related anti-referral laws and Medicare and Medicaid rules and regulations, including Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
  • Resolving various business disputes between partners and/or unrelated third parties
  • Advising clients on licensure and disciplinary actions, professional liability/risk management issues, Health Insurance Accountability and Portability Act (HIPAA),  and medical records/patient confidentiality issues
  • Providing advice regarding wealth preservation for high-net worth individuals
  • Providing counsel to health care providers and organizations regarding compliant programs that increase profits and compensation


News


Publications

Presentations

The New Health Age: The Future of Health Care in America:

  • 3.0 Leaders Conference, “The New Health Age,” Bradenton, FL, February 2016
  • SRQ Magazine SM2 on Regional Healthcare and Aging, Panelist, Sarasota, FL, January 2013
  • Fourth Annual Practical Strategies in Contemporary Health Conference, “Health Care’s Accountable Care World,” Sarasota, FL, November 2013
  • Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons, “The New Health Age: The Future of Health Care in America and Dermatology’s Role,” Palm Beach FL, October 2013
  • The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, “Healthcare Update:  How the Affordable Healthcare Act Will Affect Your Business,” Sarasota, FL, August 2013
  • Florida Association of Insurance Agents (FAIA) 109th Anniversary Convention & Education Symposium, Orland0, FL, June 2013
  • University of Alabama Birmingham’s National Symposium for Health Care Executives Destin, Florida, October 2012
  • Centricity Group Management National Users’ Conference Burlington, Vermont, October 2012
  • Northwest Employer Health Care Summit Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, September 2012
  • Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (ASPR) Annual Meeting Los Angeles, California, August 2012
  • The Florida Medical Association (FMA) Annual Conference Orlando, Florida, July 2012
  • Trustee Forum, The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Sarasota, Florida, July 2012
  • Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA) Health Care Industry Conference Orlando, Florida, April 2012
  • Saint Louis University Medical Center Health Care Symposium St. Louis, Missouri, April 2012
  • St. Louis Area Health Lawyers Association Meeting St. Louis, Missouri, April 2012
  • Lockton Benefits Group Planning Retreat Kansas City, Missouri, March 2012
  • Tampa Bay Partnership ONE BAY Healthy Communities Conference Tampa, Florida, February 2012
  • Manatee County Chamber of Commerce Health Care Program Lakewood Ranch, Florida, February 2012
  • Health Benefits Continuing Education (HBCE) Annual Meeting Clearwater, Florida, February 2012
  • American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE) Symposium, Florida Gulf Coast Ft. Myers, Florida, February 2012
  • University of South Florida Institute for Public Policy and Leadership Series Sarasota, Florida, November 2011
  • Montoya Benefits Group Annual Conference Jacksonville, Florida, September 2011
  • Health Industries Representatives Association (HIRA) Annual Conference Nashville, Tennessee, June 2011
  • Tidewell Hospice Annual Board Retreat Sarasota, Florida, June 2011
  • Healthcare Manufacturers Management Council (HMMC) Annual Conference Nashville, Tennessee, April 2011


Media


The New Health Age: The Future of Health Care in America
Click here for Jonathan’s new book on the future of health care and medicine in the United States. The New Health Age: The Future of Health Care in America introduces, defines and explains the New Health Age America has entered. It sets forth what health care and medicine will look like in the years ahead and offers hope and promise for a healthier society.

Why I Wrote This Book
Almost overnight, everything changed. I have practiced health care law since 1997, representing health care professionals and institutions of all sorts—including many physicians. In 2009, my law practice transformed itself. Barack Obama had been sworn in as the forty-fourth President of the United States; and soon thereafter, he declared that reforming America’s health care system was one of his top agenda items. The President had enough Congressional support to see this goal through to the end; and the nation and many of my clients knew it. Read More…

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