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Attorney Bio

Dennis Dykhuizen is the senior partner in the firm’s Health Care and Business Practice groups. He focuses his practice in the areas of health care, business and commercial transactions. He has experience in assisting clients with tax matters, business succession planning, acquisitions, joint ventures, estate planning, financing and contract negotiations. He has represented a wide range of physician groups and health care providers, including hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, assisted living and long-term care facilities, independent diagnostic testing facilities, and numerous health care joint ventures. His practice includes, but is not limited to, physician relationships, physician recruitment agreements, employment contracts, medical staff bylaw matters, and a wide array of health care regulatory matters involving Stark, anti-kickback, tax and related issues. He is also a frequent speaker on corporate and health care topics, including topics related to health care reform.

Dennis has a great deal of experience in representing nonprofit organizations as well, both within and outside of the health care arena. Further, he has assisted clients in obtaining various forms of financing for their businesses, including tax-exempt financing when appropriate.

A native of Fort Wayne, Dennis received a B.S. degree with distinction in accounting from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business (1977). He received his Juris Doctorate degree from Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington (1980). Prior to joining Rothberg Logan & Warsco in 1983, he performed tax consulting for the international accounting firm of Arthur Andersen & Company.


Legal Assistant:  Arlene Colone

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1980
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1986

Associations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Allen County Bar Association

Representative Experience

  • Assisted hospitals and physician groups with joint ventures, including imaging and ambulatory surgical center facilities and equipment
  • Structured multiple stock and asset purchases
  • Assisted with Medicare, Medicaid, and state licensing filings
  • Represented hospitals in connection with enforcement of lien rights to patient personal injury settlements
  • Provided counsel related to the acquisition and structuring of a real estate joint venture providing warehouse space for multiple tenant facilities
  • Advised small business owner in connection with internal shareholder dispute and separation
  • Represented seller in connection with an asset purchase of an automotive industry business to a private equity firm, with continued management agreements for the key executives
  • Represented hospital in connection with acquisition of large and small physician groups, including asset acquisition and employment and leasing arrangements
  • Represented various auto parts suppliers on day-to-day issues
  • Represented metals industry business with restating its joint venture agreement, as well as restructuring of its short and long-term financing
  • Coordinated restructuring of multiple health care provider joint ventures following regulatory changes
  • Served as counsel for construction firm related to its buy-sell agreement among shareholders
  • Assisted a client by providing the organizational documents for a new tax-exempt charitable nonprofit organization for the purpose of providing seminars and group summits to local leaders of businesses and churches
  • Advised clients regarding fiduciary obligations among owners and management
  • Assisted with creation and negotiation of contracts for multiple health care providers
  • Represented privately-held seller in negotiation, documentation and sale of adhesive products
  • Served as attorney for cellular telecommunication tower company, providing representation in financing, acquiring and constructing tower sites in multiple states, like-kind, tax-exempt exchanges, leasing transactions to the major wireless carriers, as well as the selling of tower sites

Awards

  • Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America®
  • AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®

Services Provided

  • Advice to Directors and Officers
  • Application for Tax Exemption
  • Business Transactions
  • Buy/Sell Transactions
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Compliance Programs
  • Commercial Financing
  • Corporate and Business Services
  • Health Care
  • Health Care Fraud and Abuse
  • Health Care Reform
  • HIPAA
 Compliance
  • Income Taxation
  • Joint Ventures
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Nonprofit Incorporation
  • Personal Services
  • Privacy and Information Law
  • Private Foundation Administration
  • Public Charity Compliance
  • Tax

Legal Alerts

Speaking Engagements

  • Webinar hosted by AcceLINX musculoskeletal health business accelerator “Legal Considerations for Startups” June 2017
  • Indiana Health and Hospital Association, 2004 Annual Meeting: “Physician Performance Based Compensation Arrangements”

Published Cases

  • National Ins. Ass’n v. Parkview Memorial Hosp., 590 N.E.2d 1141 (Ind.App. 1992)
  • Tankersley v. Parkview Hosp., Inc., 791 N.E.2d 201 (Ind. 2003)
  • Stephens v. Parkview Hosp., Inc., 745 N.E.2d 262 (Ind.App. 2001)
  • Wayne Tp. v. Parkview Memorial Hosp., 580 N.E.2d 958 (Ind. 1991)

Community Involvement

  • St. Anne Home Retirement Community: Chairman, Board of Directors
  • Parkview Foundation: Chairman, Board of Directors

 

 

Personal

In his spare time, Dennis enjoys sporting activities (especially golf), art, reading and traveling. Dennis and his wife, Linda, have two daughters, Kelly and Jennifer.

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