David L. Schick J.D., LL.M.

Partner

Orlando
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"[David] has a keen awareness of corporate matters and issues, as well as a full understanding of healthcare law."

— Chambers USA 2014

Overview

David Schick's practice is focused on representing physicians in healthcare law and in business and corporate (profit and not-for-profit) law. He represents numerous medical groups, including hospital-based physician groups, (e.g., anesthesiology, radiology and hospitalist groups). This particular representation has given David a unique perspective on the issues hospital-based groups encounter. 

David has been representing physicians in all aspects of their professional endeavors for more than 26 years, including in connection with their relationships with area hospitals. He handles issues involving medical staff bylaws, healthcare mergers and acquisitions, entity formation and dissolution, and the preparation of sophisticated business agreements. These agreements include, but are not limited to, operating, partnership, buy-sell, purchase and sale, joint venture, management, employment and independent contractor agreements, as well as letters of intent, opinion letters and advice memoranda.

David's healthcare experience entails setting up ambulatory surgical centers, imaging centers, and joint ventures to own sophisticated equipment, such as PET scanners, MRIs and CTs, as well as developing corporate compliance plans and physician recruitment agreements. David has a deep knowledge of the complexities of Medicare fraud and abuse, false claims and reimbursement issues, Stark requirements, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

David's practice also involves designing ERISA-qualified retirement plans, tax planning, IRS and Florida tax controversies, tax litigation and estate planning. He represents numerous individuals, small and large corporations, family-owned businesses and professional associations, in addition to his focus of representing physicians.

David has a master's degree in tax law, and his wide scope of experience as a corporate, tax, ERISA and healthcare lawyer makes him unique in the state of Florida. He has used this background to develop sophisticated techniques designed to help physicians, business owners, and their corporate entities protect their assets (particularly accounts receivable, equipment, and real estate) from the claims of creditors.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Chambers USA: Healthcare in Florida (2014 to 2017)
  • Florida Trend's "Legal Elite" (2014)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Orlando: Corporate Law (2006 to 2018)
    • Orlando: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (2006 to 2018)
    • Orlando: Health Care Law (2016 to 2018)
  • Florida "Super Lawyer" (2012 to 2017)
  • Orlando Magazine "Best Lawyer" (2008 to present)
  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent

Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Community

  • SHARES International: Board Member
  • Association of Independent Doctors
    • Founding Member
    • Board Member

Industries

Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Florida

Education

  • LL.M., Boston University School of Law, 1988
  • J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, 1987
  • B.A., Vanderbilt University, 1984, with honors