ALI-ABA Features Al Martin in “Navigating Health Care Reform”


Lathrop Gage attorney Al Martin (Employee Benefits, Healthcare & General Business - Overland Park) will be a guest speaker at an ALI-ABA conference titled “Navigating Health Care Reform: Challenges for Employers and Plan Administrators." The two-day session will be held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York, June 21-22, 2010.

The course provides a comprehensive and practical review of the new health care legislation, focused on a multitude of employee benefits, small business, and tax changes. Mr. Martin and fellow speakers will address near-term issues as well as those that will take effect down the road. Topics will include individual and employer mandates, grandfathered group health plans, immediate plan standards, small business-specific provisions, employer-paid prescription drug subsidy exclusion, taxes on high income individuals, high value plans, and the health industry, and the economic substance doctrine.

Mr. Martin is a recognized national authority in the fields of business law, taxation, health care, and retirement plans. He serves as general counsel for over 300 privately owned businesses. Mr. Martin has represented numerous purchasers and sellers of businesses in negotiating, structuring and closing numerous transactions, including management investors involved in taking companies private; the sale of stock, assets, mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs and split-ups and; multiple joint ventures, creation and representation of ambulatory surgery centers, specialty hospitals, and other health care entities.

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