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Experienced Healthcare Attorney
Sean Timmons Joins Nelson Mullins

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Sean A. Timmons, an experienced healthcare attorney who focuses on healthcare corporate transactions and complex regulatory issues for healthcare providers, has joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough's Healthcare Practice Group and is based in the Raleigh, N.C., office.

Mr. Timmons assists clients with corporate transactions between and among healthcare providers. His healthcare transactional experience includes assisting with joint ventures, including the formation and capitalization of surgery center joint venture vehicles involving investments by physicians and hospitals. He advises healthcare providers and entities on acquisition transactions. He has advised healthcare clients on the formation of business entities and medical practice buy-ins and buy-outs. In addition, he assists in negotiating professional services agreements and management agreements between and among physicians and hospitals.

Mr. Timmons' regulatory work includes advising clients on compliance with federal and state fraud and abuse laws and regulations and Medicare and Medicaid billing requirements including the federal healthcare program’s anti-kickback statute and the federal physician self-referral or “Stark” law. He defends clients in Medicare and Medicaid administrative proceedings and has assisted in responding to and negotiating resolutions of government investigations into Medicare and Medicaid billing practices. His clients include large and small physician practices, hospitals, ambulatory surgery facilities, individual healthcare practitioners, and other healthcare provider entities.

"We are pleased to have Sean join our growing group of healthcare attorneys," said Barry Alexander, who chairs the Firm's Healthcare & Regulated Transactions Team. "Sean brings with him his multi-disciplinary experience and thoughtful legal judgment that our clients have come to expect from us."

Mr. Timmons has been recognized for his legal practice by ranking organizations North Carolina Super Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America (Healthcare Law), and Who’s Who in American Law.

"Current changes in the healthcare industry require legal representation attuned to the sensitive nature and intensity of oversight involved in healthcare transactions, claims, and regulatory matters," said Raleigh Managing Partner Noah Huffstetler, who chairs the Firm's Healthcare Practice Group. "Sean brings his experience in all these areas to the Firm, and we look forward to his assistance to our clients."

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Timmons spent several years playing trombone professionally. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education.

Nelson Mullins' healthcare practice group includes lawyers with experience in state and federal litigation, privacy and security, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, fraud and abuse, compliance, healthcare policy, venture finance, specialized M&A, and healthcare intellectual property needs. It is recognized as the fifth largest healthcare practice in the nation based on membership in the American Health Lawyers Association.

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 430 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Nashville, Tallahassee, West Virginia, Washington, D.C., and throughout the Carolinas. For more information on the Firm, go to, or call 803.255.9794.

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