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Boston, MA 02108

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Nicole Sexton

Practice Area:Health Law

Nicole Sexton is a partner in the firm’s Health Law practice, where she provides services and consultation to hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, home health agencies, physician groups, assisted living residences, and ambulatory surgery centers in the areas of business and regulatory law. She has special expertise in Determination of Need filings and various regulatory filings for healthcare facilities.

Professional background

Law Clerk, Barrett & Singal, Boston, MA


Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 2009
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.S., cum laude, Psychology, 2006

Awards & Recognitions

Massachusetts Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2018*

Court / bar admissions


Service areas

Mergers & acquisitions; EMTALA; Financing (Tax exempt/taxable); Corporate formation, joint ventures, affiliations, other business arrangements; Regulatory compliance; State & federal regulatory matters; Tax exempt issues; Telemedicine / e-health; Professional licensure and discipline; Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement


Ambulatory Care; Elder Care; Home/Hospice Care; Pharmacies; Nonprofit Organizations; Privately-held Corporations; Academic Medical Centers; Ambulatory Surgery Centers; Clinical Laboratories; Community Health Centers; Community hospitals; Healthcare Technology; Independent & Assisted Living; Clinics; Skilled Nursing

Professional memberships

American Bar Association
American Health Lawyers Association
Boston Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association

Off the record...

Nicole enjoys European travel and her favorite destination is London.

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representative matters

  • represented hospital in filing Determination of Need application for substantial facility renovations
  • represented healthcare facility in filing and securing Determination of Need approval for transfer of ownership of healthcare facility
  • represented client in filing essential service closure notice with Department of Public Health and related closure forms
  • assist client in submitting all state and federal regulatory filings for acquisition of skilled nursing facility
  • assist client in obtaining loan financing from private lender
  • assist hospitals in filing Department of Public Health licensure request for opening of new services and new satellite locations and obtaining related approvals required for operations
  • successfully assist clients in filing IRS tax exemption application and obtaining IRS tax exempt status
  • assist client in filing and obtaining Executive Office of Elder Affairs certification for change of ownership



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Medicare Hospital Reimbursement Changes


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