Bio
Ms. Suttell provides corporate and regulatory counsel to health care providers, including health systems, hospitals, medical groups, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers, home care agencies, and individual practitioners.  She helps clients find practical and meaningful solutions for a variety of health care transactions, relationships, operational transitions, and compliance matters.  Her experience includes health care provider affiliations and joint ventures, acquisitions and sales of medical practices, formation and organization of an accountable care organization, medical practice management arrangements, practitioner employment arrangements, and HIPAA compliance.  Ms. Suttell works regularly to help health care providers achieve their business goals in a manner that complies with health law requirements, while optimizing the quality of and access to health care for patients in the community.

Ms. Suttell regularly provides guidance to not-for-profit organizations in all aspects of their organization and operation, including, but not limited to, Internal Revenue Code tax-exemption compliance matters (private benefit and inurement, UBIT, and lobbying activities, and reporting requirements) and governance best practices.  Ms. Suttell also helps not-for-profit organizations structure and implement compliant relationships with for-profit organizations and individuals.  Since the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013, she has worked continuously with not-for-profits to facilitate understanding and compliance with the new state policies and requirements.  Working collaboratively with the organization’s leadership, she focuses on understanding the organization’s operations, goals, and relationships in order to provide guidance that is practical and effective.  



ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
  • New York

Education
  • University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
  • University at Buffalo School of Management, M.B.A.
  • Canisius College, B.A.
 
Professional Associations
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York State Bar Association

Honors & Awards
  • Upstate New York SuperLawyers®, Rising Star (2019, 2020)

Community Involvement
  • Epilepsy Association of Western New York, Board of Directors
  • Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart, Mock Trial Attorney Coach

Presentations
Merger and Acquisition Toolkit, New York State Bar Association - Health Law Section Fall Meeting, Albany, NY, October 26, 2018
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