Professional Details

Adam G. Wentland

Senior Attorney

Adam Wentland has substantial experience representing healthcare provider clients on matters ranging from routine to unique questions of first impression, including medical staff peer review, fraud and abuse, government investigations, insurance reimbursement, HIPAA and state law privacy breaches, and whistleblower retaliation.  He represents national hospital networks, for-profit and non-profit hospitals, medical staffs, independent practice associations, medical groups, physicians, and ancillary service providers.  He also advises healthcare clients in difficult transactional matters such as hospital closures, real estate leasing, payer contracting, entity formation, and corporate director conflicts.

Mr. Wentland is also well-versed in a range of real estate and business litigation matters.  He has represented Fortune 500 corporations, such as publicly traded real estate developers, national retail and global restaurant chains, and real estate asset management companies on purchase and sale disputes, high-stakes unlawful detainers, lender and investor disagreements, and easement and covenant issues, many of which involved contract, fraud, fiduciary duty, negligence, and other theories of liability.

Representative Matters

  • Defeated a petition for writ of administrative mandate brought by a summarily suspended physician at a major health system facility, including a highly unusual and substantial award of attorney fees for the client hospital under Business and Professions Code section 809.9.
  • Prosecution of a petition for writ of mandate on behalf of a hospital medical staff at a large healthcare network facility for refusing to comply with California law and the medical staff bylaws in terminating a hospital based physician contract.
  • Defense of 2-week arbitration for $6.8 million in lost profits pertaining to an independent practice association; limited the award to 4.2% of the total relief sought.
  • Favorable settlement of a claim for a hospital claims processing company, including allegations of breach of royalty and employment agreements and qui tam retaliation.
  • Defensed a $4.7 million fraud and fraudulent conveyance suit at its outset by judicially noticing inconsistent declarations of the plaintiff’s principals from a separate lawsuit.
  • Settled a $1.3 million claim for a nominal sum on behalf of a tenant, a large healthcare provider network, brought by a landlord for holdover damages after a commercial lease was terminated.
  • Reduced an arbitration award for a real estate broker’s commission on over 3,000 acres of developed property, on behalf of a national real estate developer.
  • Won a summary judgment in District Court against a fraudulent transfer claim of $3.1 million after the short sale of an apartment building in Koreatown, Los Angeles.
  • Prevailed on a CCP 1260.030 motion in an “impaired access” reverse condemnation suit for a property valued at $6 million.
  • Successfully challenged California as a convenient forum in a lawsuit seeking distributions from the sale of Lebanese buildings worth over $10 million.
  • Obtained a preliminary injunction staying the foreclosure of a $20 million commercial development in a fraud lawsuit brought by a national bank and a private investor.
  • Defended a NYSE-listed real estate developer in a seven-day trial pertaining to multiple consultant contracts valued at approximately $15 million.
  • Defeated defendants’ summary judgment in District Court in a multimillion dollar ownership dispute of an advertising agency; uncovered an additional $1.3 million of misappropriated corporate opportunities during investigation.
  • Advised on proper distribution of substantial medical staff funds following closure and bankruptcy discharge of a hospital.
  • Defended national hospital chain against a deaf ADA plaintiff seeking a nationwide mandatory injunction.
  • Represented healthcare provider creditors in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy of large hospital network.
  • Prosecution of healthcare reimbursement claims against national insurance companies.

Publications

  • Litigation Update: California‚Äôs End of Life Option Act Read more >
  • Coding Errors May Render Receivables Uncollectible Read more >