Michael L. Blau is a partner and health transactional lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Mr. Blau’s practice focuses on advising clients on health care corporate and regulatory matters, including mergers, acquisitions and affiliations; financing transactions; contracting; and forming provider groups, networks, alliances, and joint ventures.
He is the immediate past chair of the firm’s Industry Teams Department. He is a member of the firm’s Health Care and the Technology Industry Teams. He is also the immediate past chair of the firm’s Research and Development Group and the Planning Committee for the Health Care Industry Team.
Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Blau was partner-in-charge of the Health Law Department in the Boston office of McDermott Will & Emery LLP.
Mr. Blau received his J.D. (cum laude) from Georgetown University Law Center in 1979. He received his A.B. (magna cum laude) from Harvard College in 1976.
Mr. Blau is co-founder of the Cancer Center Business Summit, a research organization and think tank dedicated to advancing best business models and practices in community oncology care. He annually convenes and co-hosts the Summit proceedings.
Professional Memberships :
Mr. Blau is a member of the American Health Lawyer’s Association, and the health law committees of the American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association and Boston Bar Association.
Mr. Blau is the past chair (1998-2000) and member of the Steering Committee (1998-2013)) of the Health Law Section of the Boston Bar Association (BBA). He is editor-in-chief of the BBA’s Parent’s How-to-Guide to Children’s Mental Health Services In Massachusetts. He is a member of the Curriculum Advisory Committee of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., and annually chairs health law programs for MCLE and the BBA. He is also a frequent speaker at seminars sponsored by health care trade associations.
Mr. Blau is a member of the board and has served as chairman of Health Leads (formerly Project HEALTH), a national charity that works to break the link between poverty and poor health for low income children and families. He also is a member of the Leadership Council of The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Care.
Mr. Blau has been a partner in Angel Healthcare Investors, LLC, a seed-level health care venture capital company.
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