About

ALG is a boutique transactional law firm built on the following principles:nonprofitlaw_logorectangle

1. Quality. We take immense pride in applying our knowledge, experience and, most importantly, judgment in providing quality legal services.

2. Responsiveness. We know how important our work is to your business and mission.

3. Alternative Fee Arrangements. We believe that our clients need to know how much our legal services will ultimately cost them. Therefore, we emphasize flat fee arrangements on a project-by-project basis, and affordable monthly retainer fees for clients requiring on-going legal counsel.

4. Extended Network. As a boutique firm, we cannot do it all and we will often utilize specialists from multiple disciplines to assist us on various matters.

With offices located in Chicago, Washington D.C. and metro Detroit, we maintain a national practice, working with local counsel when needed.

ALG ATTORNEY’S

Mazen Asbahi

Mazen

Mazen Asbahi is the principal of Asbahi Law Group, Ltd. and brings considerable experience and focus in providing quality and affordable legal services to businesses, physicians and other healthcare providers and nonprofits.

Mr. Asbahi received his primary legal training at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, one of the nation’s premiere law firms. He received his bachelors degree with highest honors from the University of Michigan, and his Juris Doctorate with cum laude honors from the Northwestern University School of Law.

Mr. Asbahi writes and speaks on a variety of legal issues. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Business Law, Health Law and Nonprofit Law committees. He is also a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.

Mr. Asbahi is passionate about community service and is active with a number of educational, charitable and civic organizations. Mazen serves as general counsel to a number of companies and nonprofit institutions. He is a 2007 fellow of Leadership Greater Chicago, and currently serves as a director of its Fellows Association. He has served as the president of the Muslim Bar Association of Chicago and on the auxiliary board of the Chicago Legal Clinic.
More recently, Mr. Asbahi served as the National Coordinator of Muslim American and Arab American Outreach for the Obama presidential campaign.

In addition to his work with ALG, Mr. Asbahi currently publishes and edits the Nonprofit Legal Blog and the Healthcare Legal Blog.

Safia Hussain
Safia Hussain focuses her practice on nonprofit law. She represents community-based organizations, religious groups, social service organizations and professional associations among others on issues such as formation, compliance, governance, fiscal policies and procedures and the implementation of “best practices.”

Ms. Hussain received her principal legal training at the New York office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, one of the nation’s preeminent law firms. Ms. Hussain is an honors graduate of Wellesley College and the Rutgers University School of Law-Newark. She also holds an LLM degree in taxation from the New York University School of Law.

Ms. Hussain spent much of her early years living abroad in Austria and Pakistan, and she spent a semester studying in France at the Faculte Des Lettres Modernes in Aix-en-Provence. She is proficient in French and has basic language skills in Urdu and Arabic. Ms. Hussain currently serves as President of the Muslim Bar Association of New York. In addition to her work with Asbahi Law Group, Ms. Hussain is a regular contributor to the Nonprofit Legal Blog.

Gregory EwingGregory
Gregory Ewing has over fifteen years of experience in transactional health law; health information technology; privacy and security compliance, assessment, and remediation; general corporate; and real estate. He has worked in a variety of settings, including a large Boston law firm, a small boutique firm, in–house counsel for a large California health system, solo practitioner, and management consulting in Washington, DC. Mr. Ewing provides general counsel services to several health care organizations.

Mr. Ewing earned his law degree from Boston University School of Law. Also, he holds a Masters in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health, and completed his coursework and qualifying examinations toward a Ph.D. in heath policy at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management. Mr. Ewing earned his Bachelors of Arts in Music at Oberlin College and attended Berklee College of Music, where he studied arranging and music composition.

Over his career, Mr. Ewing has written and spoken on a variety subjects, including health information technology, HIPAA, the HITECH Act, physician recruitment, Stark, fraud and abuse, anti-kickback statute, EHR/EMR and health care reform.

Mr. Ewing is active in the American Health Lawyers Association, and served as Vice-Chair, Strategic Activities, Healthcare Liability and Litigation Practice Group, and Co-Leader, Privacy and Security Compliance and Enforcement Affinity Group, Health Information Technology Practice Group.

Mr. Ewing is active with a number of educational, charitable and civic organizations. Mr. Ewing is serving his first term as President of the Pharmacy Foundation of California and is a former board member of George Washington University Hospital. He is a regular contributor to the Healthcare Legal Blog.

Wasif KhanWasif
Wasif Khan focuses his practice on serving the needs of healthcare professionals and healthcare entities.

Wasif previously worked at a boutique healthcare law firm, where he dealt extensively with healthcare professionals, group practices and other healthcare entities. His work included reviewing employment contracts and hiring practices, drafting corporate policies and manuals, analyzing joint venture/partnership/integration arrangements for compliance with the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law, drafting HIPAA policies and manuals, and reviewing vendor agreements for Electronic Health Records (EHR). Mr. Khan also works with medical practices to utilize CMS incentives for quality reporting and healthcare technology.

During law school, Wasif was a member of the Dean’s List and received a CALI Award for Excellence in Evidence (an award given to the student with the highest marks in the class). Additionally, he served on the DePaul Journal of Health Care Law and participated in DePaul’s Special Education Clinic and helped secure reasonable education accommodations for low-income special education students.

Wasif also received a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in Health Law. His masters degree allowed him to further his expertise in the different aspects of health law, including but not limited to regulatory analysis, healthcare contracts and health policy.

Wasif has recently published an essay with the American Health Lawyers Association entitled “Physician Leadership in ACO Management and Governance.”

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