James M. AntounPartner
Mr. Antoun concentrates his practice in the areas of health care, business and governmental transactions. He is chair of the Business Transactions Group and the Health Care 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
American Bar Association
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