Joseph A. Bubba is one of the Firm’s founding members. He serves as Co-Managing Shareholder and Chair of the Healthcare Group. In his practice, Mr. Bubba concentrates on physician-hospital relationships, physician practices and medical staff matters. He represents hospitals, medical staffs, ambulatory surgical centers and other healthcare clients. He acts as counsel for physicians and hospitals engaged in the fair hearing and internal review process. He has also served as a hearing officer throughout the region. Mr. Bubba is a commercial/healthcare arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). Additionally, Mr. Bubba has an extensive corporate and business practice focused on significant land transactions, mergers & acquisitions and shareholder succession and disputes. He is a frequent speaker for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and other organizations.
It is now well beyond standard practice for independent professional practices and healthcare systems to require their employed physicians to execute non-competition provisions as part of their employment relationship. Enforceability of the “non-competes” has been somewhat of a “mixed bag” and is often very fact specific. There have been a few cases in Pennsylvania that […]
It’s 2021, so that means it’s time for Pennsylvania businesses and organizations to get their decennial filings ready. Every ten years, Pennsylvanian entities must submit a decennial filing or decennial report during the years ending with the numeral “1”, (i.e., 2011, 2021, 2031). The objective of these filings is for the state to reissue names […]
Rising COVID cases in counties across Pennsylvania led Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine to implement targeted mitigation efforts. These efforts, which went into effect the morning of Thursday, July 16, 2020, reimpose limits on gatherings and reemphasize the importance of telecommuting. Here is how the order breaks down: The food […]
On June 26, 2020, twelve more counties in Pennsylvania (some of which were hit the hardest by COVID-19) will be moving into the “Green Phase” of Governor Tom Wolf’s process to reopen Pennsylvania. This means all counties, with the exception of Lebanon County, will be “Green.” The Green Phase is the third of three phases […]
(Updated May 14, 2020) On May 13, 2020, the Treasury Department updated its Frequently Asked Question list to provide guidance regarding the much talked about “good-faith certification” that each borrower must make on its Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application. Specifically, in order to obtain PPP funds, the borrower must certify that “Current economic uncertainty makes […]