Mitchell J. Olejko is a Shareholder in the Health Care Practice Group in Buchalter Nemer's San Francisco office. Mr. Olejko represents health care entities in connection with all legal issues from initial program development and ongoing operations through extraordinary transactions such as sales, joint ventures or alliances. With over twenty-five years experience in the healthcare field both as a lawyer and as a senior manager, he has assisted companies in meeting the challenges of the ever-changing health care environment.
Mr. Olejko has represented health systems, hospitals, physician groups (multi-specialty and single-specialty groups), dialysis centers, Internet-based health care companies, skilled nursing facilities, carve-out companies, assisted living facilities, retirement communities, step-down and transitional units, laboratories, home health agencies, medical equipment manufacturers, distributors and providers, preferred provider organizations, super-messenger HMOs, management service organizations, insurers and HMOs and physician–hospital organizations.
His practice includes representation related to ongoing operations, such as obtaining appropriate licensure or permissions for new activities, billing, compliance planning, and other needed legal services, and individual transactions such as contracting for the purchase of physician services and medical equipment. He regularly counsels buyers or sellers in connection with the purchase or sale of medical practices or institutions. Moreover, he has been involved in transactions that change the essence of a health care institution, by for example, creating strategic alliances or joint ventures, or transforming a nonprofit corporation to a for-profit corporation.