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James M. Antoun

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Phone: (814) 870-7753
Fax: (814) 454-4647

100 State St #700
Erie, Pennsylvania 16507

Mr. Antoun concentrates his practice in the areas of health care, business and governmental transactions. He is the former chair of the Business Transactions Group and the Health Law Group.

In the area of health care, Mr. Antoun advises hospitals, clinics, physician group practices and individual physicians and dentists on matters such as physician and hospital agreements, employment contracts, compensation and incentive arrangements, and group practice formation and governance. He advises health care providers on federal and state regulatory compliance, including anti-kickback, physician self-referral and HIPAA matters, and he has substantial experience representing hospitals and physicians in peer review, medical staff credentialing, disciplinary and fair hearing matters.

Mr. Antoun also counsels businesses, non-profit organizations and public agencies on a wide variety of transactional matters involving business law, contracting, municipal finance and real estate development. He regularly acts as bond counsel, issuer's counsel and underwriter's counsel in municipal finance transactions.

Mr. Antoun has provided legal representation to the Erie County Convention Center Authority in connection with the Authority’s development of the Bayfront Convention Center and the related Sheraton Bayfront host hotel. His involvement in these projects included real estate acquisition matters, leasing transactions, zoning issues, project contracting, and financing and grant transactions.

Mr. Antoun is listed in the Bond Buyers Municipal Market Place Guide®; (commonly known as the municipal bond attorneys' Red Book). He has served as chairman of the Business and Commercial Law Section of the Erie County Bar Association and was active as a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Drafting Committee on Third Party Legal Opinions.


J.D., University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1978

B. Phil, Penn State University - State College, Pennsylvania, 1975

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Memberships & Associations

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Erie County Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association

National Association Bond Lawyers


Special counsel to the Erie County Convention Center Authority

Chair, Finance Work Group for RETHINK ERIE, the community college initiative for northwestern Pennsylvania

Rated by Martindale Hubbell for 25 years as "AV Preeminent," the highest peer review rating for legal ability and ethical standards

Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® for Health Care Law in 2019