Bradenton/Sarasota, FL – Blalock Walters is pleased to welcome attorney Ann Kathryn Breitinger (nee’ Schunicht) to its Business & Corporate and Health Care Practice groups. Breitinger counsels clients regarding entity formation, business governance issues, business transactions and health care transactional and regulatory matters. She also audits and analyzes arrangements under fraud and abuse, fee-splitting statutes, Stark II, related anti-referral laws, HIPAA and HITECH Act and Medicare and Medicaid rules and regulations.

Breitinger received her B.A. from DePauw University, cum laude, and J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law, where she also received a Certificate of Concentration in Health Law and the Academic Excellence Award in Business Associations. She was a staff editor of the Saint Louis University’s Journal of Health Law and Policy and a member of the Health Law Moot Court Competition Team.

“The Firm is thrilled to have Ann as a part of its Health Care and Business Services Practice Groups,” said Jonathan Fleece, Health Care Law principal at Blalock Walters. “Her skills and dedication to clients and our community fit the “we make a difference” culture of Blalock Walters. We are so fortunate to have her join the firm and add to our continued growth and success.”

Breitinger is a recurring contributor to Health Care Ethics USA as well as a guest columnist for JURIST. Her legal internships included the Office of General Counsel of the Iowa Governor’s Office, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Advocacy and Outreach of Blank Children’s Hospital, and Families USA.

About Blalock Walters

Blalock Walters is a multiple practice law firm built on a foundation of integrity and hard work. As the largest law firm in Manatee County and the fourth largest in the Bradenton-Sarasota market, it serves a wide range of clients in diverse industries. The firm’s practice areas include banking, business law, estate planning, health care, immigration, labor and employment, land use, litigation, local government, real estate, and tax law. Throughout its nearly 90-year history the firm has been a trusted advisor in resolving the legal needs of individuals, leading businesses and other organizations throughout Southwest Florida and beyond. For more on the law firm, visit

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