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Harry Nelson, J.D., Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Nelson Hardiman LLP

11835 W. Olympic Blvd Suite 900
Los Angeles, California 90064
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P:. (310) 203-2800
F: (310) 203-2727




Clients hire Harry Nelson not only because he has an unparalleled fund of knowledge of healthcare licensing, operations and reimbursement, but also because he takes responsiveness to client needs to a new level.  Harry began his career as an associate and then partner in a Chicago-based law firm, Butler Rubin, where he represented universities and their academic medical centers on a broad range of issues. After relocating to California in 2001, Harry joined what was then a solo practice focusing on physician licensing and staff privileges into one of the premier healthcare law firms on the West Coast, expanding the firm’s services to represent clients across virtually every sector of the healthcare industry in a broad range of litigation, transactional, and regulatory matters.

Harry has a track record of real leadership at the nexus of healthcare and business challenges, focusing on federal and state regulatory compliance, business strategy, and practical solutions to vexing problems.  He regularly advises the broadest range of healthcare providers: traditional healthcare sectors (hospitals, physician organizations, pharmacies, etc.) as well as life sciences, healthcare technology, and healthcare finance businesses, and many other sectors.  Harry has particularly deep experience working with a broad array of long-term and behavioral care providers.  He is known as an attorney who is passionate about the healthcare industry and deeply invested in his clients’ success.

Beyond legal work, Harry is also the founder of several innovative consulting and technology ventures that reflect his thought leadership at the forefront of healthcare compliance.  He brings a creative and proactive approach to healthcare businesses, often structuring transactions and businesses to solve problems that clients had deemed insoluble.  Harry also has extensive experience defending government investigations and enforcement actions, and has forged strong relationships with regulators across many healthcare sectors.

His practice has extended to counseling healthcare providers in matters related to Medicare and Medi-Cal requirements, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulations, and numerous other state and federal agencies.  Harry has successfully represented clients in numerous Medicare and Medi-Cal enrollment, licensing investigations, and recovery audit appeals. He frequently counsels clients on HIPAA compliance. He has developed extensive resources to facilitate compliance, including the development of compliance programs for hundreds of healthcare businesses.


Focus Areas

Advisory Services, Affiliation Agreements, Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASCs)/Surgical Facility, Buy/Sell Agreements, Corporate Formation, Employment, Shareholder and Partnership Agreements, Endoscopy Center, Healthcare Real Estate, Health Systems/Hospital Transactions, Imaging Center, Joint Ventures, Licensure, Long Term Care Transactions, Management companies, Mergers, Physician Practice/Physician Organization Transactions, Physician Representation, Radiation Oncology Center, Strategic Alliances, Urgent Care Centers/Freestanding Emergency Rooms

Sub Categories

Health System, Hospital – Acute Care, Hospital – Specialty, Hospital – Surgical, Rehabilitation Hospital