Nicholas J. Giampetro

Practice Focus

Mr. Giampetro has been representing non-institutional health-care providers in connection with their legal and financial affairs for over 40 years.  His skills lie primarily in transactional matters, including intra-practice relationships and arrangements with other third parties.  His practice requires familiarity with the extensive regulatory environment and ever changing competitive forces that exist in health care

Professional Experience

The business and regulatory aspects of health care law, including but not limited to formation, acquisition, operation and dissolution of non-institutional providers; tax-exempt organizations; federal income, estate and gift taxation; and ERISA.

Current representation includes, over 100 health care providers, including physicians, physical therapists, chiropractors, dentists, medical billing companies, ambulatory center and diagnostic testing facilities.

Mr. Giampetro was a member of the Practitioner Faculty at Johns Hopkins University, Carey Business School, and participated on the Hopkins Business of Medicine curriculum committee.

Professional organizations

Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, District of Columbia and American Bar Associations; American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), Section on Physicians and Physician Organizations and Patient Safety Organization work group; and a member of the “Group”, a national association of tax and health law counsel.

Articles & Publications

Physicians with Substance Abuse Problems: The Issues Which Face Their Employers; Physician Organizations Newsletter Winter 2003, American Health Lawyers Association.

The Application of IRC 409A to Physician Separation Pay; Physician Organizations Newsletter Spring 2006, American Health Lawyers Association.

IRC 409A Restrictions on Physician Separation Pay; Physician Organizations Newsletter February 2008, American Health Lawyers Association

Physicians: Be careful to bill for services you have a right to claim; Baltimore Business Journal – May 31, 2004.

Administrative Charges; Maryland MGMA Medi-News, July/August 2004.

Representing Physician Handbook; author of chapter “Formation and Operation of Medical Practices.”; American Health Lawyers Association 2006

The Business of Healthcare; author of chapter “The Logistics of Joining and Leaving a Physician Practice”;   Praeger, 2008

Representing Physician Handbook, Second, Third and Fourth Editions; co-author of chapter “Tax Consequences Resulting from Choice of Entity”; American Health Lawyers Association.

Contact Information

Tel: 410-339-7466

Fax: 443-219-1021




B.A., Villanova University, 1971;

J.D., Widener University School of Law, 1975;

LL.M. in Taxation, Temple University School of Law, 1978

MBA, Business of Medicine; Johns Hopkins University; 2003.

State & Federal Bars

New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and District of Columbia

United States Tax Court


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