Experienced Illinois Healthcare & Small Business Attorney
Mr. Harned’s prior experience includes 12 years at large Chicago law firms and 5 years in-house with medical device manufacturers. He lives in North Barrington, Illinois… read more but represents clients throughout the Midwest.
"Nick has been a great resource in several key negotiations. He quickly gets to the point of an issue and expertly translates complex legal concepts and language into easy to digest terminology for the layman. I highly recommend his work product and look forward to many more years of successful contract negotiations with his health care legal expertise playing an indispensible role."
"I had the great fortune of engaging Nick as my attorney during the acquisition of my imaging center. Nick provided sage advice, helped negotiate the deal, and provided a thorough attention to detail throughout the acquisition process. He explained complex legal issues in terms that were easy to understand, and demonstrated the importance of little details that needed to be clarified in order to close the deal. Nick was fully engaged and on top of every issue throughout the process, and the closing went smoothly as scheduled. I have since sought legal advice from Nick on other occasions, and he has repeatedly demonstrated the same high level of legal service each time. I recommend Nick without hesitation, and will continue to seek out his services whenever needed."
Jul 2012 - Present
Axiom provides experienced attorneys to its clients to serve as in-house counsel on a mid- to long-term basis.
Oct 2016 - Aug 2017
Supported several Advocate business units, including supply chain, revenue cycle, laboratory, pharmacy, treasury, and Advocate Medical Group. Duties included drafting and negotiating vendor agreements, professional service agreements, equipment lease agreements, and consulting agreements, and as legal lead for physician practice acquisition transactions.
Becton, Dickinson and Company
Aug 2016 - Sep 2016
Provided strategic advice to corporate executives in headquarters and in the field regarding local laws and industry norms affecting business plans and decisions.
On behalf of BD’s Medical Procedural Solutions division, negotiating vendor agreements and group purchasing organization (GPO) contracts and sales agreements, and negotiated HIPAA business associate agreements.
Jul 2012 - Jul 2016
Provided legal guidance to business leaders regarding regulatory compliance, particularly relating to health information privacy in Business Associate Agreements and Federal Anti-Kickback Statute.
Supported the business team with the structuring of commercial transactions, and negotiated consulting and technology service agreements, application development agreements, and collaboration agreements.
Vedder Price, P.C.
Nov 2004 - Jul 2012
Advised health industry clients regarding compliance with Federal and state health care fraud and abuse and privacy laws. Represented health care industry clients, including hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, freestanding dialysis facilities, and physician groups in transactional matters, including sales and acquisitions, joint ventures; affiliation arrangements, and financing transactions.
Michael Best & Friedrich
Jun 2003 - Aug 2004
Ross & Hardies (n/k/a McGuireWoods)
Jan 2001 - Jun 2003