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Hooper, Lundy & Bookman Authors Newest Edition of the Essential Monograph on Stark Law
January 15, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC (January 15, 2019)— Hooper, Lundy & Bookman announces that the firm has authored the sixth edition of The Stark Law: Comprehensive Analysis + Practical Guide, published by the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). The edition provides a summary of the law and offers in-depth critical analysis of this risky, complex area, as well as a wealth of practice pointers and advice for advising clients.

Written by partners Charles Oppenheim, Benjamin Durie, and Amy Joseph, leading experts in the interpretation and application of the Stark Law, the latest edition includes up-to-date information on topics such as split/shared evaluation and management services, timeshare agreements, valuing goodwill in physician practice acquisitions, revisiting fair market value over the course of a term, updates to the self-referral disclosure protocol, and more.

“Given the complexity of the Stark Law, and the scope of change generated by recent regulatory and case law developments,” author Charles Oppenheim comments, “my partners, Ben Durie, Amy Joseph and I drew on our collective expertise to completely overhaul and update The Stark Law monograph to provide readers with up-to-the-minute guidance and a host of practical compliance tips.”

The Stark Law: Comprehensive Analysis + Practical Guide is available for purchase through AHLA’s store on the LexisNexis website for both members of AHLA and the broader health law professionals community.

For a high-resolution image of the book cover, author headshots, or a sample chapter, contact AHLA.

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About Hooper, Lundy & Bookman:  Founded in 1987, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman PC is the largest law firm in the country dedicated solely to the representation of health care providers and suppliers.  With offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Boston, and Washington, D.C., and clients in all 50 states, we meet the business, litigation, regulatory, and government relations needs of a broad array of health care providers―ranging from the largest national health care organizations to community hospitals and individual physician practices.  We are pleased to be ranked by Chambers USA as Tier One: Health Care, California, and #1 for the West Region on the ABA Health Law Section’s 6th Annual “Regional Law Firm Recognition Top 10 List.”  For more information, please visit our website at

About the Authors:

Charles B. Oppenheim is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, and has been practicing health law for more than 25 years. His practice includes all aspects of transactional, operational, and regulatory health care law, including acquisitions, joint ventures, and integrated delivery systems.

Benjamin A. Durie is a partner in the San Francisco office of Hooper, Lundy & Bookman. His practice includes health care related business transactions and general corporate representation for health care entities, including structuring contracts between hospitals and physicians, fraud and abuse compliance issues, and the purchase and sale of health care facilities.

Amy M. Joseph is a partner in the Boston office of Hooper, Lundy & Bookman. Ms. Joseph advises a wide variety of health care providers on business and regulatory matters, including for-profit and non-profit health systems, health care information technology companies, management organizations, and physician groups.

About AHLA: The mission of AHLA is to provide a collegial forum for interaction and information exchange to enable its members to serve their clients more effectively; to produce the highest quality non-partisan educational programs, products, and services concerning health law issues; and to serve as a public resource on selected health care legal issues. For more information, visit

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