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Paul Risner

Paul Risner

Board-Certified Health Lawyer (Florida)

Saint Johns
Licensed in
FL, TN, Board-Certification
University of Florida
Paul Risner is a General Counsel/Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) to large and complex service organizations, as well as start-up companies in the technology and health care space. Adept at strategic planning and advising sophisticated boards of directors on business strategies. Skilled negotiator and trained in dispute resolution.
Paul's expertise Corporate and Healthcare Law ● Real Estate Transactions ● Contracts, Acquisitions and Large Transactions ● Risk Management, Compliance & Litigation ● Start-Ups and Turnarounds ● Health and Wellness Operations ● Governance and Board Management for Public and Private
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Paul E. Risner, P.A.


Apr 2008 - Present

Business and legal practice representing health care, not-for-profits, physicians, clinics, health systems, insurance and managed care entities and health tech in start-up, funding, launch and operations. Also, restructuring and turnarounds for those companies not successful in the marketplace.

Apr 2008 - Present

Boca Raton Community Hospital

VP/General Counsel

Feb 2003 - Jan 2008

Created the first-ever law-compliance-risk management department for this 400-bed, 2200-employee, $400MM health system. Managed all litigation, mediating 25 cases to successful conclusion. Managed all contracts, including vendors, acquisitions, real estate, physician employment and contractor agreements. Extensive experience in hospital operations.

Feb 2003 - Jan 2008

SVP/General Counsel

Nov 2000 - Jun 2002

Hired to conduct the closure and sale of this once-leading online pharmacy, after a failed business plan. I closed the company without litigation, without bankruptcy, and without sanction of any kind. This involved sale/liquidation of all real, intangible and IP assets, with an IP portfolio valued at over $30MM. Sale was completed in May 2002.

Nov 2000 - Jun 2002

Baker, Donelson Law Firm

of Counsel

Mar 1999 - Nov 2000

Hired as the sole health care counsel in Memphis TN, to explore the development of a healthcare/tech/new economy practice for the firm.

Mar 1999 - Nov 2000

Sarasota Memorial Health System

VP Legal

Feb 1994 - Oct 1998

Created the first-ever law-risk-compliance function for this 900-bed Public Hospital (Governmental), with 3500 employees and $750MM revenues (inf. adj.) All legal matters including acquisition of 55 physician practices, competitor businesses and $30MM in real estate. Managed all contracts, for all purposes, and settled 20+ med-mal matters within satisfactory limits.

Feb 1994 - Oct 1998

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