Don Black is the Chair and immediate past Managing Member of the firm and a Member in the firm’s business and healthcare practice areas. Don’s practice focuses on health care and general business transactional work. Don has extensive experience representing providers in the health care industry, including health systems, hospital and physician groups, along with businesses that work in the health care industry space. His practice focuses on transactional work, with emphasis on regulated health care providers, including acquisitions, sales and joint ventures, business organization and structures, governance, state and federal health regulatory compliance, fraud and abuse, tax-exempt organization issues, public hospital district issues, professional and facility licensing, payor contracting, certificate of need, and real estate. Don is a frequent speaker on current legal trends relating to the evolving health care ecosystem.

Don is a member of the Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys, American Health Lawyers Association, and Washington State Bar Association (Health Law Section).  Don also serves on the Board of Directors for Provail (https://provail.org) and the Chief Seattle Council, BSA.

A Washington state native, Don graduated from Whitman College with a B.A. degree in Political Science. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law in Tacoma, where he served as Managing Editor of the Law Review. Don spent two years as Clerk to Justice Charles W. Johnson of the Washington State Supreme Court before joining the firm in 1997.

Practice Areas

Association Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys

Education

  • J.D., Seattle University School of Law, magna cum laude, 1995
  • B.A., Whitman College, Political Science, 1989

Professional and Community Activities

  • Chief Seattle Council, BSA – Board of Directors
  • PROVAIL – Board of Directors

Publications

Honors

  • Washington State Super Lawyers – 2004 to Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV rating
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