Paul M. Barrett is a co-founder and managing partner of Donoghue Barrett & Singal. As head of the firm’s Health Law practice, he counsels clients on such issues as medical staff matters, taxable and tax-exempt financings, strategic positioning, patient care matters and corporate governance.
Paul’s client base includes hospitals, physician groups, long-term care facilities, licensed clinics, ground and air transport providers, and emerging industries within the healthcare market. He also serves as an advisor to senior management on executive compensation, contract work, strategic initiatives, and partnerships.
Awards & recognitions
Massachusetts Super Lawyers 2012-2016*
General Counsel, Jordan Hospital, Inc. in Plymouth, Massachusetts
Staff Member, Joint Committee on Health Care of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 1983
Northeastern University, M.A., Constitutional History, 1976
Northeastern University, B.S., 1975
Court / Bar Admissions
Clinical trials and research contracting; Contract negotiations; Corporate formation, Joint ventures, affiliations, other business arrangements; Corporate governance; EMTALA; Financing (tax exempt/taxable); Fraud and abuse compliance; Government investigations; Graduate medical education compliance; Medicaid fraud; Medical peer review; Medical staff governance; Mergers & acquisitions; Patient care issues; Physician recruitment and retention; State & federal regulatory matters; Tax exempt issues
Academic Medical Centers; Ambulatory Surgery Centers; Clinical Laboratories; Community Health Centers; Community Hospitals; Ground/Air Emergency Transport; Non-profit Organizations; Physicians; Professional Services (attorneys, CPAs, physicians); Skilled Nursing; State & Local Government
Massachusetts Bar Association
Boston Bar Association
American Health Lawyers
Off the record...
Paul enjoys cooking American comfort food for family and friends... and finds that being a grandparent is much easier than being a parent.
*The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.
- assisted the largest EMS provider in Canada with the acquisition of a local EMS provider
- assisted community hospital with its strategic alliance with a Boston teaching facility
- represented an air EMS transport provider in a tax-exempt lease for the acquisition of a state-of-the-art helicopter
- advises various hospitals on a variety of medical staff discipline cases
- represented a municipally owned skilled nursing facility on its successful grant applications to HUD and HRSA
Clearing the path for a state-of-the-art hospital in Charlestown
“They really know the business of health care.”
–CEO of community hospital
“We count on them for strategic advice beyond our legal needs.”
–VP, assisted living
Giving back to our community
“A higher level of experience and focus you don’t get from the big firms.”
–Home / hospice care provider
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