VP, Deputy General Counsel
Brian joins Unified Physician Management as Vice President, Deputy General Counsel for Unified and its affiliate entities. He provides counsel in a number of important areas, including acquisitions, health care regulatory issues and corporate and healthcare operations. Brian also works collaboratively with the company’s Compliance and Business teams.
Prior to joining Unified, Brian was a Partner in the law firm of Shutts & Bowen, LLP, in Tampa, Florida, practicing in its Corporate and Healthcare groups. He provided legal counsel to the firm’s healthcare and vendor clients on a wide range of both federal and state healthcare regulatory issues. Brian also was affiliated with several other law firms in the State of Florida, including the firms of Gunster Yoakley & Stewart, PA and Hill Ward Henderson. His professional healthcare industry experience also includes time with Merck & Company, Inc., Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories and Innovex, Inc./Novartis Pharmaceuticals and in medical practice management.
Brian is Board Certified in Health Law by the Florida Bar. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin, a Masters in Public Health from the University of South Florida and a Juris Doctor with honors from Stetson University College of Law.