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Business and Health Care Attorney

As a member of the Health Care Practice Team, Sarah's unique practice includes working with physicians, physician groups, hospitals and health care entities on mergers and acquisitions, compliance, including Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute compliance, and regulatory work. Sarah's transactional experience ranges from working on multimillion dollar acquisitions to assisting smaller entities. She also works with clients on ACO matters, contracting, master service agreements and licensing. Sarah's background in shareholder and other corporate disputes is a significant asset in negotiating and structuring various entities as well as advising on pre-litigation matters.

In addition, Sarah represents businesses and individuals in litigation matters. She has successfully prosecuted claims and defended corporate clients and individuals in connection with partnership agreements, contracts, business arrangements, shareholder disputes, real estate matters and complex commercial litigation. 

For more information, please contact Sarah Wixson at 734/372-2915 or slwixson@varnumlaw.com

Experience

Experience

Successfully defended against enforcement of a non-compete agreement and had a temporary restraining order vacated concerning the same.

Represented a health care entity in its acquisition of another home health care service entity.

Routinely advises individual physicians and physician groups on health care-related contracts and employment contracts, including master service agreements.

Defended mortgage corporation against claims for fraud, innocent misrepresentation, silent fraud and breach of contract. The matter was dismissed with prejudice following oral argument on the motion for summary disposition.

Prosecuted claims for corporate client against insurance company and broker for declaratory judgment, reformation, breach of contract, constructive fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and negligence.

Prosecuted federal intellectual property claims and negotiated successful settlement for corporate client.

Defended corporate client against claims for waste and breach of fiduciary duty, and prosecuted client's counterclaim resulting in a settlement.

Defended corporate client against claims for breach of contract and declaratory judgment.

Defended corporate client against federal claim for violation of U.S.C. Section 3729(a)(1)(A) leading to plaintiffs dismissing their claims against client.

Represented and advised physician groups in business dealings, including the acquisition of a 60-physician practice by a health system, regulatory and compliance work, and the development of a substance use disorder practice.

Leadership

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Young Advocates Committee

American Health Lawyers Association

Litigation Counsel of America, fellow

Washtenaw County Bar Association, Business Section, co-chair

Community Involvement

Growing Hope, Board, vice president

News & Publications

News

Industries

Education

Wayne State University Law School
Detroit, Michigan
J.D., 2012
The Wayne Law Review, Senior Note and Comment Editor

Hope College
Holland, Michigan
B.A., cum laude, 2008

Universidad de Sevilla
Seville, Spain
Study Abroad Program, Fall 2007

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Languages

  • Spanish
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