Matthew J. Lapointe, Esq., Business & Corporate, Health Care Law

“We look forward to Matt’s leadership as chair of our healthcare committee, which addresses business priorities related to healthcare in our community,” said Jacki Dezelski, President and CEO of the Manatee Chamber. “From the opioid crisis to employee well-being, the Committee explores policy and program development with a business perspective.”

Bradenton-Sarasota, Florida (June 12, 2018) – The law firm of Blalock Walters, P.A. is pleased to announce that healthcare attorney Matthew J. Lapointe has been appointed chairman of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce healthcare committee.

Lapointe is a Principal in the firm’s healthcare and corporate law practice groups. In his healthcare law practice, Lapointe advises physician groups, dentists, assisted living facilities and other health care institutions.  In addition to counseling these clients on matters common to all businesses, such as personnel issues, financing, and corporate governance, he advises on compliance with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, the federal anti-referral law, anti-kickback law, Medicare and Medicaid compliance, as well as compliance with state licensing laws. Lapointe has handled numerous health care transactions, including the purchase and sale of physician practices, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities.

Lapointe also represents companies and entrepreneurs in the full range of business and corporate matters and serves as general outside counsel to business owners in all sectors of the economy. He advises business owners on day-to-day issues, such as personnel problems, as well as on strategic issues, such as business succession planning and business sales and acquisitions. He works with start-ups as well as mature businesses, solving challenging problems with practical solutions.

Lapointe was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© (2018).

Blalock Walters, P.A. is a multi-practice, regional law firm built on a foundation of integrity and hard work. With over 25 attorneys, we serve a wide range of clients in diverse industries. Throughout its more than 90-year history the firm has been a trusted advisor in resolving the legal needs of individuals, leading businesses and other institutions throughout Southwest Florida and beyond.  Blalock Walters’ offices are located in Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida. For more information, please visit


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