William Freedman, JD

William Freedman is an Adjunct Professor member for the Master of Health Administration program and a Partner in the Dinsmore and Shohl, LLP law firm. Mr. Freedman’s health care practice involves the business aspects of health care law, including the structure, design and operation of hospital and health care provider relationships, representation of physician practices, and representation of the numerous types of health care delivery organizations in which health care providers become investors and members. Mr. Freedman represents and has designed managed health care delivery systems including health maintenance organizations, preferred provider organizations, independent physician associations, physician-hospital organizations and a variety of hospital/physician joint ventures. Mr. Freedman’s health care practice focuses on the various regulatory compliance steps unique to the health care industry, including anti-kickback and anti-referral statutes and regulations, the privacy requirements in state laws and the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, billing practice compliance, and health care incident reporting and disclosure obligations.

Mr. Freedman’s tax and estate planning practice involves advice to individuals and businesses including corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. Mr. Freedman’s expertise includes Federal individual, partnership and corporate tax planning and disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and planning for deferred compensation, qualified retirement and IRA/403(b) plan distributions.
Mr. Freedman’s employee benefits practice serves a diverse client base with respect to the design, preparation and implementation of pension and welfare benefit plans and their ERISA-related issues, including the effect of laws such as ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, “COBRA” health care continuation coverage requirements under both state and federal laws, and the health care coverage rules of the Affordable Care Act.

Mr. Freedman is an Adjunct Professor of Health Law & Policy of the Department of Health Services Administration, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Honors and Awards

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America

Named Ohio Super Lawyer by Law & Politics

Selected as a Cincy Leading Lawyer by Cincy Magazine

Listed in Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers

Recipient of the 2010 Adjunct Faculty Member Award, Xavier University College of Social Sciences, Health & Education.

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association, Employee Benefits Committee of the Section of Taxation, Health Law Section

Cincinnati Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association

Ohio State Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate Section

Society of Ohio Hospital Attorneys


Institution: Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, JD 1973

Institution: Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, BA 1968

Board Certifications & Licenses

State of Ohio JD

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