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Adam M. Galat

Associate
1000 Jackson Street
Toledo, OH 43604
Direct419.321.1385
Fax419.241.6894
agalat@slk-law.com

Assistant

Julie Sobczak
Direct419.321.1317
jsobczak@slk-law.com

Adam Galat is an associate in the health law practice group.  His practice includes advising healthcare systems, hospitals, physicians, physician groups and other providers through transactions, regulatory compliance and litigation.  His experience includes matters concerning reimbursement, overpayment, fraud and abuse, HIPAA, Stark, Anti-Kickback, SAMHSA, exclusion screening, licensure and corporate mergers/acquisitions and divestitures.

Representative Matters

  • Simmons v. Extendicare Health Services, Inc., 5th Dist. Delaware No. 15CAE120095, 2016-Ohio-4831, appeal not allowed, 148 Ohio St.3d 1410, 69 N.E.3d 750, 2017-Ohio-573.  Representation of estate of deceased resident in wrongful death suit against rehabilitation and nursing facility.  Facility sought to stay litigation and enforce an arbitration provision.  Successfully defeated facility’s attempt to stay litigation and enforce an arbitration provision.  Successfully obtained affirmance on appeal.
  • Kehoe Component Sales, Inc. v. Best Lighting Products, 796 F.3d 576, (6th Cir.2015).  Representation of manufacturer of emergency lighting products in litigation with its designer and marketer.  Claims and counterclaims regarded breach of contract, conversion, Lanham Act, trade secrets, tortious interference, and implied warranties.  Trial resulted in judgment against our client.  Successfully obtained reversal of claims regarding trade secrets, Lanham Act, conversion, and warranties, which amounted to an approximate $1.5 million savings to our client.
  • Black v. Columbus Sports Network, LLC, 10th Dist. Franklin No. 13AP-1025, 2014-Ohio-3607.  Representation of sellers of securities in defense of securities fraud litigation.  Trial resulted in a defense verdict.  Successfully obtained affirmance on appeal.
  • Hope Academy v. White Hat, 145 Ohio St.3d 29, 46 N.E.3d 665, 2015-Ohio-3716.  Representation of charter schools in litigation with for-profit school operators.  Trial court issued summary judgment decision limiting the fiduciary duties owed by operators to the charter schools they serve.  Tenth District Court of Appeals affirmed.  Successfully obtained reversal when Supreme Court recognized broad fiduciary duties owed by operators.
  • American Signature, Inc. v. Extreme Linen, No. 2:12-CV-00601, 2015 WL 1476751 (S.D. Ohio Mar. 31, 2015).  Representation of manufacturer of textile products in litigation with a retailer for breach of contract and promissory estoppel.  Successfully defended against summary judgment sought by retailer.
  • Hope Academy v. White Hat, 10th Dist. Franklin No. 12AP-116, 2013-Ohio-911, appeal not allowed, 136 Ohio St.3d 1452, 991 N.E.2d 258, 2013-Ohio-3210.  Representation of charter schools in litigation with for-profit school operators.  Obtained discovery order requiring disclosure of alleged trade secrets and other proprietary information.  Successfully obtained affirmance of discovery order on appeal.

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Leadership Toledo (2017)

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Education

  • J.D., The University of Toledo College of Law, 2006
  • B.A., Miami University, 2003

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Ohio, 2006
  • United States District Court Southern District of Ohio

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