Gregory J. Pepe heads the Healthcare Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution & Mediation and Corporate & Business Transactions practice areas. His experience in the healthcare market, its accompanying regulatory constructs and related business matters, spans decades and provides his clients the understanding necessary to navigate the changing healthcare landscape. Healthcare issues that Attorney Pepe often addresses includes how providers can successfully negotiate new market ventures and grow their business strategically while operating within policies and legal regulations. Attorney Pepe has extensive experience in addressing the myriad of business issues facing healthcare providers, and skillfully provides counsel and solutions for his entrepreneurial clients. The business issues that hospitals, doctors, lab companies, and other healthcare providers face are extremely complex. Attorney Pepe works with clients to establish business relationships such as partnership agreements, corporation agreements, noncompetition agreements, compensation arrangements, and provider contracts. The agreements and contracts are crafted to provide the legal structure for the entity to operate effectively, and constructed with the objective of avoiding future disputes. There are numerous types of disputes that might arise within the healthcare industry; between providers and payors, doctors and hospitals, senior and junior doctors, and partnerships. Within the arena of dispute resolution and mediation Attorney Pepe assumes the patient/provider perspective and works as an advocate for the patient or provider. In a recent arbitration, a national ancillary healthcare service provider claimed that a national payor entity had wrongfully denied over 30,000 claims for reimbursement. The provider contract between the parties called for the parties to attempt a resolution of the dispute by unstructured negotiations, but when those negotiations failed, both parties submitted the dispute to a panel of three arbitrators. Attorney Pepe, appointed by the national healthcare provider as one of the arbitrators, together with the other arbitrators, worked with both parties to achieve resolution. The emergence of large healthcare provider groups and networks presages large and complex arbitrations when the parties have disputes. Attorney Pepe has been an advisor to a number of state medical societies, including the Connecticut State Medical Society, regarding physician practice management issues within the context of organized medicine and initiation of litigation by medical societies against managed care companies. Attorney Pepe also represents numerous physician groups, including large integrated practices, IPAs, PHOs, and others involved in healthcare law issues. Attorney Pepe received his B.A. from Hamilton College and J.D. from the University of Bridgeport School of Law in 1982. He is a founding principal of Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C.Attorney Pepe is a founder and the former President of the Board of Directors of Leeway, Inc., a not-for-profit inpatient primary care facility for people living with AIDS. He is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Committee for the Quinnipiac University School of Law and an adjunct faculty member of Health Care Law at Quinnipiac University School of Law. Attorney Pepe served as Board Chairman of The Town Green Special Services District, a business improvement tax district in New Haven, and is the Board President of The Institute Library in New Haven, a member supported library founded in 1826.Attorney Pepe is a member of the American Society of Medical Association Counsel, the American Health Lawyers Association and the Connecticut Bar Association, Health Law Section. Attorney Pepe is admitted to the Connecticut bar and the U.S. District Court District of Connecticut. He has the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating of BV-Distinguished.