Shutts & Bowen LLP has hired longtime health care lawyer Timothy E. Monaghan as partner, strengthening the firm’s national corporate health care practice.
Monaghan will be based in Shutts & Bowen’s West Palm Beach office. He practices in the areas of health care law, business transactions, including real estate and commercial lending, corporate law and governmental representation. His health care clients include hospitals, physicians and physician group practices. He has significant experience in buying and selling medical practices and other health care businesses, as well as practice formation, shareholder agreements and employment agreements.
“Health law is a big priority for Shutts in 2010 and beyond,” said Managing Partner Joseph Bolton. “Tim brings more than 25 years of legal experience to the table and adds powerful bench strength to our health care, health and life sciences and corporate practice groups, which all have undergone significant expansions this year.”
Arthur J. Menor, managing partner of Shutts’ West Palm Beach office, said: “West Palm Beach is a great base for Tim’s statewide practice. Health care is already a very big part of our economy, and the growth in research centers and related businesses and the coming medical school at Florida Atlantic University will increase the area’s importance as a center for health and life sciences. Tim’s regulatory knowledge is also a plus for our health care clients in this time of change.”
Monaghan’s client representation includes matters involving Florida governmental entities such as the Agency for Health Care Administration, the Department of Health, the Department of Insurance and the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. For five years before entering law school at Florida State University, Monaghan represented the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services and other agencies before the Florida Legislature and drafted several chapters of the law. While in law school, he lobbied the legislature on behalf of private health care interests and later served as a legal intern to Florida Supreme Court’s former Chief Justice Parker Lee McDonald.
He has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Health Care Law at Florida Atlantic University and as an instructor for the Palm Beach County Medical Society and the Broward County Medical Association in conjunction with the FAU Certificate Program in Medical Business Management.
Monaghan grew up in Satellite Beach and received his B.A. in Political Science in 1977 from Florida Atlantic University, where he was President of the Student Body, Chairman of the State Council of Student Body Presidents and Chairman of The Florida Student Association, a lobbying group representing state university students in the Florida Legislature. He then moved to Tallahassee, where he earned his M.B.A. from Florida State University in 1979 and J.D., with honors, from the FSU College of Law in 1984.
Active in his profession and in the community, Monaghan is on the boards of directors of the Palm Beach County Health Facilities Authority and Palm Beach County Medical Society Services. He is a member of the Benefactor’s Pavilion of the Bethesda Hospital Foundation and served on the Physician Viability Task Force of the Palm Beach County Medical Association. He is an Assistant Scout Master of the Boy Scouts of America and past chairman of Gulfstream Goodwill Industries.
He lives in Delray Beach.