- Accountable Care/Hospital-Physician Integration
- Behavioral Health & Community-Based Care
- Business Transactions
- Fraud & Abuse, Stark, Anti-Kickback Counseling and Defense
- Health Care Financial Restructuring
- Independent Physician Associations (IPAs)
- Managed Care
- Medical Foundations
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Services & Supports
- Real Estate
University of Southern California, B.A., 1997
University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 2003
- 2003, California
Karl Schmitz is a partner in the Business Department of Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, P.C. Mr. Schmitz has advised a wide variety of health care providers on business, general corporate and regulatory matters, including hospitals, individual physicians, physician groups, independent physician associations, health care consultants, management organizations and investors in health care businesses. A significant portion of his practice has focused on the merger and acquisition of health care businesses, including the purchase, sale and leasing of health care facilities, such as hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, ambulatory surgery centers and pharmacies. Mr. Schmitz also has extensive experience advising clients on consolidation and alignment strategies, including the formation of medical foundations and other organizational affiliations. He has represented for-profit and non-profit corporations, as well as county and local health care districts. He is also a member of the firm's Fraud & Abuse Practice Group.
Mr. Schmitz also is experienced in the formation of business entities, raising capital through private offerings and syndications, and other general corporate matters. He regularly advises clients on contractual matters, such as the development of professional service agreements, coverage agreements, medical directorships and consulting agreements. As such, his practice involves counseling clients on both federal and state regulatory matters such as anti-kickback and physician self-referral laws and state prohibitions against the corporate practice of medicine.
Mr. Schmitz received his B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Southern California in 1997. He received his J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law in 2003 and was admitted to the California Bar that same year.
- American Health Lawyers Association
- American Bar Association (Health and Business Sections)
- California Society for Healthcare Attorneys
- Los Angeles County Bar Association, Past Chair, Healthcare Law Section
Honors & Awards
- Recognized by Best Lawyers, 2022
- Recognized as a Southern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers 2009 - 2012.
Presentations & Speaking Engagements
- Las Vegas, NV, November 2-3, 2017
- Presenter, Evaluating Key Legal Considerations in a Transaction, World Congress Leadership Summit, Mergers & Acquisitions in Healthcare, April 8, 2013.
- Co-Presenter, Legal and Regulatory Hot Topics: Medicare, Medicaid and the Dually-Eligible, 2012 Healthcare Corporate Development Roundtable, Washington, D.C., October 25, 2012.
- Co-Presenter, Brave New Healthcare World: Evaluating Opportunities: Hazards in Healthcare Integration, Los Angeles County Bar Association, March 15, 2012.
- Co-Presenter, The Nuts and Bolts of Organizing and Affiliating Entities Involved In ACOs, presented at the CAPG Healthcare Conference 2010, Palm Desert, California, May 14, 2010.
- Co-Lecturer, Corporate Law and Tax Exemption, Fundamentals of Health Law and Compliance, UCLA School of Public Health, February 23, 2010.
- Co-Lecturer, General Contract Principles and Antitrust Law, Fundamentals of Health Law and Compliance, UCLA School of Public Health, January 26, 2010.
- Co-Presenter, Physician Recruitment: Stark, Kickback and Tax-Exempt Issues, Presented to The Camden Group, April 15, 2009.
- Nineteen HLB Attorneys Recognized in “Best Lawyers in America 2022” and “Ones to Watch,” Plus One Attorney Named “Lawyer of the YearAugust 19, 2021
- November 23, 2020
- Hooper, Lundy & Bookman Ranked in the 2020 Edition of US News/Best Lawyers in America Best Law FirmsNovember 2, 2019
- October 1, 2019
- August 5, 2019
- Hooper, Lundy & Bookman Launches Webinar Series with Focused Discussions on Post-Acute Care PartnershipsMay 8, 2019PRNewswire
- Hooper Lundy & Bookman Recognized Among the Top Health Law Firms in the United States by Chambers USAApril 25, 2019
- October 18, 2016
- June 1, 2016
- May 3, 2016
- September 28, 2015
- August 12, 2015
- August 23, 2013
Health Law Perspectives
- June 20, 2019
- California Health Law News, Winter 2020
- To Disclose Or Not To Disclose Under The New Stark Disclosure Protocol?, 12 Health Law Perspectives 9 (November 2010).
- Accountable Care Organizations: Will They Deliver Effective and Cost Effective Healthcare? New Perspectives on Healthcare Risk Management, Control and Governance, Journal of the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors, Vol. 29, No. 3 (September 2010).
- Physicians Providing In-Office Ancillary Services Must Meet New Disclosure Obligations To Satisfy Stark Law, 12 Health Law Perspectives 5 (June 2010).
- Appeals Court Decision Questions Hospital Provision of Free Use of Space, Equipment, Staff to Physicians, 11 Health Law Perspectives 5 (May 2009).
- Special Report: New Stark Physician Self-Referral Changes in Final 2009 Inpatient PPS Rules, 10 Health Law Perspectives 8 (August 2008).