NHP National Health Partners

Legal Reps

REVIEW YOUR EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT CAREFULLY!  Providers entering into employment agreements should understand that these agreements can and should be negotiated. First and foremost, review the term and termination of the agreement.  After you receive a contract; it is highly recommended that you have it reviewed by an attorney who specializes in Healthcare Contract Law. Following are recommendations of Attorneys if you do not have one already:

Gary Walker
Allen Dell ,PA                                                Phone: (813) 223-5351
202 South Rome Avenue                            Fax: (813) 229-6682
Suite 100                                                       Email: gwalker@allendell.com
Tampa, Florida 33606

Health Law and Corporate Law.  Mr. Walker is listed in Florida Super Lawyers in Health Law, and was listed as one of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite in the area of Health Law.

Gary Walker is a graduate of Delta State University (B.A. 1972 with Honors), Florida State University (M.S. 1975 with Honors; J.D. 1978 with Honors). He is rated AV by the Martindale-Hubble Law Directory.

Mr. Walker was admitted to practice in Florida in 1978, and is admitted to the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Walker’s practice focuses on representing healthcare organizations and providers in corporate, regulatory and operational matters. He has extensive experience in medical practice formation and governance; mergers, acquisitions and affiliations; employment and other corporate agreements; managed care and provider contract negotiation; fraud and abuse prevention; regulatory compliance; licensure and certification; Medicare and Medicaid certification, reimbursement and audits; and professional staff issues.

Mr. Walker served on the Executive Council of the Health Law Section of the Florida Bar, as Treasurer of the Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA), and as Chair of the HCBA Health Law Section. He also is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, American Bar Association Health Law Section, Florida Academy of Health Care Attorneys, and the Corporate Section and Health Law Section of The Florida Bar. In addition, he serves as President of the Board of Directors of Bay Area Legal Services.

John D. Ellis, Jr.
2602 Commonwealth                                     Phone:(713) 654-7900
Houston, TX 77006                                         Fax:(713) 650-6815
Cell:(713) 906-6444                                         Email: JDEllisLaw@aol.com

The Doctor’s Lawyer” John Ellis has defended physicians for 42 years and gained their trust and respect through advanced education, experience and service to both professions. Mr. Ellis graduated from The Citadel and Southern Methodist University Law School. He served as a regular Army Infantry and Judge Advocate officer. His training began at the burn ward of Brooke Army Medical Center and later at Walter Reed Medical Center, where he was awarded a Fellowship in Forensic Medicine at the world renown Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, later becoming the General Counsel for the AFIP.

He earned a Masters Degree in Forensic Science from George Washington University School of Law/Medicine and later a Masters of Law [LLM] in Taxation where his thesis was The Tax Advantages and Disadvantages of Professional Incorporation. Mr. Ellis has tried over 200 cases to verdict defending physicians, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies. His practice includes advice and counseling on all health care related matters, including fraud and abuse, Stark regulations and business entities and formation.

The Governor of Texas has appointed Mr. Ellis to a six year term on the Texas Medical Board which is responsible for protecting the citizens of Texas through disciplining and licensing physicians. He holds an appointment with the University of Texas Medical School in the Department of Pathology and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Committee. He was recently elected Chairman of the Texas Bar Foundation which is composed of the top1% of lawyers in Texas.