Jeffrey D. Kirtner

Jeff has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America since 2009 for his work in healthcare law and employee benefits.

In his healthcare law practice, he works with healthcare providers and facilities on regulatory compliance, advising them on issues such as Medicare, Medicaid, fraud and abuse, and HIPAA, and he helps them with corporate governance, including employment agreements, ownership changes, and business transactions.

In his employee benefits practice, Jeff helps private employers and local governments design and maintain benefit plans, including 401(k), executive compensation, cafeteria, and self-insured major medical plans, as well as HRAs and HSAs.

Before earning his law degree from the University of Texas, Jeff worked as a software engineer. He clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit before joining Hershner Hunter in 1996. Born in Chicago, but raised in Eugene, Jeff is married with two children.

Areas of Expertise

Forming and Dissolving Group Practices
Negotiating Employment and Shareholder Agreements
Negotiating Contracts with Hospitals, Healthcare Providers, and Vendors
Drafting Employee Benefit Plans including Retirement and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans
Reviewing Plans Drafted by Banks, Investment Advisors, and Other Institutions
Fixing Operational Errors in Employee Benefit Plans

  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member
  • Eugene-Springfield Tax Association, Past President
  • Temple Beth Israel, Past President
  • Talia‚Äôs Voice: Projects for Patient Safety, Board Member
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers since 2009

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