Vasilios J. Kalogredis

Partner, Chair - Health Law

  • Health Law
Fax610.692.6210

Vasilios (“Bill”) J. Kalogredis is Chairman of Lamb McErlane’s Health Law Department. He was formally shareholder of a law firm in Wayne, PA that he founded in 1981. Bill has been exclusively practicing health law for over 40 years, representing physicians, dentists, group practices, other health care professionals and health care-related entities.

Bill has significant experience representing many medical and dental groups and thousands of individual physicians and dentists. He drafts, reviews and negotiates co-ownership documents (such as: shareholder agreements, operating agreements and partnership agreements), employment contracts, non-competition clauses and separation agreements. He also analyzes and negotiates physician arrangements with hospitals and other organizations (including exclusive contracts, medical directorships, employment agreements, management arrangements, ACO arrangements, bundled payment arrangements and joint ventures).

In addition, Bill assists health care providers with practice sales, service line co-management arrangements, mergers and joint ventures. He also negotiates buy-ins and buy-outs of “Partnership interests” in medical and dental practices, as well as other healthcare entities. Bill advises clients on the tax and practical implications of proposed transactions as well. Bill also advises doctors and their practices relative to personnel, financing and office and equipment leases.

Bill has also served as a sounding board for those trying to decide what their best next professional career steps might be in light of all of the changes and complexities in the health care world today. This can range from residents and fellows coming out of training to doctors nearing retirement. Bill assists by analyzing the potential risks and rewards of business arrangements being contemplated from pragmatic, personal, economic, tax and legal perspectives.

Bill frequently lectures both locally and nationally on health law topics, and he has published many articles on current issues in health law. He is a regular, monthly contributor to the Legal Intelligencer.

He has been recognized for his legal abilities as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, a Top Attorney in Pennsylvania and AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

OTHER PRACTICE AREAS:

  • Employment Contracts
  • Shareholder Agreements and Operating Agreements
  • Practice Sales and Mergers
  • Practice Formation
  • Agreements with Hospitals
  • ACO Contracts
  • Expert Witness and ADR Services

ADMISSIONS:

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

EDUCATION:

  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude, 1974 (Awarded Dougherty Fellowship for Academic Excellence which provided free room, board and tuition for all three law school years)
    •   Associate Editor of Law Review
    •   Order of the Coif
    •   Vice President, Student Bar Association
  • Providence College, B.S. Accounting, Magna Cum Laude, 1971

COMMUNITY SERVICE & AFFILIATIONS:

  • Institute of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants (Earned
    Certification as Certified Healthcare Business Consultant, “CHBC”, 1979)
  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants
  • Medical Group Management Association
  • American Hellenic Lawyers Association
  • American Hellenic Institute

Selected Speaking Engagements:

  • Served as moderator of a panel on Practice Consolidation at the Dermatological Society of New Jersey’s Annual Conference in Monroe, NJ on April 21, 2018. Bill also presented “A Pro-Physician Health Care Attorney’s Perspective on Dermatology Practice Transactions” talk at the Conference.
  • Course Planner for “Representing Physicians and Dentists” program sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, and presenter “Group Practice Dynamics”, in Philadelphia, PA. June 22, 2016
  • “Considerations in Understanding and Negotiating Employment Contracts”, Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Annual Meeting, in Hershey, PA, September 19, 2015
  • “Lunch with a Legend – How Advising Doctors Has Evolved Over the Years”, co-presented with Leif C. Beck, National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants (“NSCHBC”) Annual Meeting, in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 19, 2015
  • “Which Way to Go? – Independent Practice, Merger, Sale to a Hospital, Joint Venture, Professional Services Arrangements or Other Models!”, DelCo Chapter of Professional Association of Health Care Office Managers (PAHCOM), in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, April 14, 2015
  • Course Planner – “Representing Physicians and Dentists” Program sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, and presenter “Group Practice Dynamics”, in Philadelphia, PA, June 26, 2014
  • “The Orthopaedic Survival Guide for Obamacare”, Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, State College, Pennsylvania, October 10, 2013
  • “Hot Legal Issues in Orthopaedics Today”, Bones of PA Annual Meeting, State College, Pennsylvania, October 10, 2013
  • “Hot Legal Issues in Dermatology Today”, Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Hershey, PA, September 20, 2013
  • “Legal Issues Facing Dentists Today”, Chester County and Delaware County Dental Society, Concordville, Pennsylvania, November 28, 2012
  • “Legal Considerations in Negotiating Employment Contracts”, Young Physicians Forum of the American Society of Dermatopathology, Chicago, Illinois, October 11, 2012
  • “Negotiating Your Employment Contract”, American College of Cardiology, Early Career Professionals, Philadelphia, PA, March 20, 2012
  • “Healthcare Law and its Impact on You”, Real World Dermatology for Residents Symposium, Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 15, 2011
  • “Negotiating Your Employment Contract”, Top Scholar Epilepsy Seminar, San Antonio, TX, December 3, 2010

AWARDS & RECOGNITION:

  • Rated AV preeminent* for 25 years by Martindale-Hubble – *AV preeminent is the highest possible peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards
  • Named #1 Top Healthcare Lawyer by Main Line Today 2018
  • Named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer consecutively since 2004
  • Named a 2017, 2018 & 2019 Best Lawyers in America©
  • Named a Top Lawyer in Pennsylvania by The Legal Network
  • Named 2016 America’s Most Honored Professional 

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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