Christopher E. Ezold, Esq.
Christopher Ezold focuses his practice on working with businesses and professionals from startup through growth and beyond in health care, technology, commercial and consumer services and more. Christopher acts as outside general counsel for his business clients, and advises on incorporation, finance (startup through mezzanine), equity and asset purchases, mergers and acquisitions, taxation of transactions, corporate and investor rights, technology issues, contracts, operational matters, employment issues, intellectual property rights and licensing and regulatory compliance.
Christopher works with his professional and executive clients throughout their careers, advising on career strategies, employment contracts, equity rights, taxation of deferred compensation and equity, noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements, business and career exits and disputes. Christopher has a particular focus on advising physicians and health care providers on licensure, credentialing, regulatory compliance, responses to internal and government investigations and practice purchases and sales.
Christopher provides wrap-around legal services to health care practices, advising not only on business and employment matters, but how to navigate the increasingly complex regulatory obligations they face, including HIPAA/HITECH, Stark and Anti-Kickback, upcoming MACRA regulations, meaningful use and reimbursement.
Christopher also represents business and individual clients in litigating commercial, business and employment matters in trial, appellate court and before federal and state agencies.
Business law: including business formation, commercial litigation; contracts and transactional matters; construction litigation; trade secrets; and regulatory issues.
Employment law: including employment contracts, executive compensation/equity matters and non-competition agreements; employment litigation; human resources best practices; employment policies and procedures; wage and hour and overtime; Fair Labor Standards Act; Family Medical Leave Act; employee benefits; investigation of employment discrimination and sexual harassment claims; employment discrimination; and sexual harassment.
Health law: including physician and provider employment contracts; HIPAA and HITECH compliance; license, privilege and credentialing issues; Stark and Anti-Kickback Statute matters; health care practice and business structure, merger, succession and acquisition; regulatory compliance; and reimbursement.
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey, Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Federal Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Villanova University School of Law, J.D. 1995
Villanova University School of Law, LLM (Taxation) 2010
The George Washington University, B.A. (Philosophy) 1992
Main Line Chamber of Commerce (Former Member, Board of Directors, and General Counsel); Pennsylvania Bar Association; Montgomery County Bar Association; Chair, Delaware State Bar Association Health Law Section (2015-2016).