F. Peter Lehr
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Areas of Practice
- U.S. District Court
- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. Court of Appeals
- Third Circuit
- Case Western Reserve University School of Law
- J.D., 1998
- Vanderbilt University
- B.A., 1995
- American Health Lawyers Association
- Bar Association of Lehigh County
- Northampton County Bar Association
- "Physician Owned Hospitals Face Obstacles" MD News, May/June 2012
F. Peter Lehr, a member of the firm, focuses his practice on health care transactional and regulatory matters, real estate and land use law including zoning and subdivision applications, and commercial lending.
Peter has represented and counseled a variety of health care providers, including hospitals, long term care and nursing facilities, home health agencies, assisted living facilities, and more. He has assisted clients in numerous transactions and regulatory issues involving such mandates as the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (“HITECH”) Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”), the Stark law and accompanying Phase I-III regulations, the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute and attendant safe harbors, and the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (“EMTALA”). He has experience in leading operational assessments of health care providers and drafting corporate compliance programs. He has counseled clients on fraud and abuse avoidance and represented them in third party payer reimbursement cases.
Peter has obtained favorable decisions for clients in numerous land use and zoning cases. He has served as counsel of record in municipal hearings, trial court cases and appellate level proceedings. Peter has assisted municipal code enforcement officers in compliance proceedings; and has drafted, interpreted and implemented ordinances and resolutions regulating matters from permit issuances to zoning classifications. As part of his practice, Peter also regularly performs contract and real estate document reviews, including commercial leases.
Peter prepares and reviews loan documents for financial institutions in connection with various forms of commercial credit facilities. Such experience includes negotiations with borrowers’ counsel over loan and reimbursement agreement provisions, as well as the terms and conditions contained in security, collateral pledge and suretyship documents.
Peter has been selected for inclusion in the Health Care section of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2009 and 2010.
As an active member of the community, Peter serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including LifePath, Inc., the Weller Health Education Center and the Forum for Ethics in the Workplace. He is a member of the Leonard Pool Society of Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network.
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