Healthcare Licensing & Regulatory

Protecting the licenses of medical professionals is paramount to our clients preserving their reputation and continuing their careers. Suspension and revocation has devastating consequences. Physicians, nurses, oral surgeons, dentists, chiropractors, and all providers regardless of specialty deserve an experienced defense attorney committed to protecting their rights and interests.

Our attorneys, including Ellen Epstein CohenGeorge E. Wakeman, Jr., Jennifer Boyd Herlihy and Michael B. Barkley have provided aggressive representation to healthcare professionals throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island facing disciplinary actions from state boards of licensing and registration, including:

  • Board of Registration in Medicine (BRM)
  • Board of Registration in Nursing
  • Board of Registration in Dentistry
  • Board of Registration of Chiropractors
  • Division of Professional Licensure
  • Division of Administrative Law Appeals (DALA)
  • Supreme Judicial Court (appeals)

The firm also serves as the exclusive counsel for Massachusetts Medical Society's Legal Advisory Plan (MMSLAP). Our attorneys provide MMSLAP members with legal advice and representation on issues related to licensing and administrative matters.  To enroll in the Legal Advisory Plan, go to

Our clients also retain us to consult on a wide variety of issues including office practices relating to informed consent, documentation, acquisition of a new or existing practice, purchasing or leasing of office space, as well as patient communications and complaints.