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Practice Areas

Partner James Owens serves as counsel to a variety of nonprofit and for-profit health care businesses, with a focus on transactional and regulatory advice. His clients include multi-facility health systems, academic and community hospitals, county medical centers, healthcare districts, children’s hospitals, medical foundation clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, dialysis centers, health plans, physician and dentistry practice management companies, and large medical groups.

With a health care law practice that spans more than three decades, Jim has substantial experience in corporate and business law, mergers, acquisitions and affiliations, health care joint ventures and clinical integration. He regularly advises clients on compliance with state and federal health care laws. Jim also has experience resolving disputes among health care businesses.

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Professional Memberships

American Health Lawyers Association, former chair of the Hospitals and Health Systems practice groups

California Society for Healthcare Attorneys

National Association for Law Placement (NALP) Foundation for Law Career Research, board of directors

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, national leadership council


Jim is a contributing editor of the American Health Lawyers Association’s (AHLA) Representing Hospitals and Health Systems Handbook, examining the multitude of issues that those who represent hospitals and health system need to be informed.