Maria Nutile’s practice has been focused in the business area, in the negotiation of mergers and acquisitions, business planning for the emerging business and the structuring of various forms of health care providers and joint ventures. Maria has extensive experience in the structuring of integrated delivery systems, including the formation of various health care insurers, physician and other provider groups, management service organizations and ancillary health care facilities. In addition to advising healthcare clients with respect to business and regulatory issues, including fraud and abuse, Stark, antikickback, physician self-referral issues and anti-trust, Maria also counsels clients during federal and state investigations and self-audits involving regulatory compliance issues.
Maria has been awarded Lawyer of the Year three times in the past five consecutive years and was also named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation in 2019 for her outstanding dedication to the legal profession and welfare of her community.
Maria received her undergraduate degree from Montclair State University in New Jersey. She also attended Fairleigh Dickinson University for a Master of Business with a concentration in Accounting. After receiving her juris doctorate from Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, New Hampshire, now the University of New Hampshire School of Law. Maria also received her Masters in Law in Taxation from Boston University School of Law. She commenced her legal career with the law firm of Sheehan, Phinney, Bass & Green in Manchester, New Hampshire. After moving west Maria practiced with the Phoenix based law firm of Snell & Wilmer, LLP, where she was a partner in the firm’s business and finance practice group before starting her own firm in 2002. Maria is an active member of the Arizona, Colorado and Nevada Bar Associations and inactive in New Hampshire. She is also a member of the American Bar Association and the American Health Lawyers Association and has been named Best Lawyer of the Year in Health Care in the Las Vegas market by her peers in 2015, 2017 and 2019.
Bridget Kelly earned her J.D. cum laude from UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts with a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics with History. She earned her Master of Science degree in speech-language pathology through Vanderbilt University’s Medical School and practiced as a medical speech-language pathologist for several years before attending law school.
After living along the east coast, and in the United Kingdom, Alaska, and Hawaii, Bridget settled in Henderson and decided to turn her focus to health care law.
Bridget is fluent in Spanish, proficient in French, an accomplished vocalist, and avid home chef. She is a member of the State Bar of Nevada, the Clark County Bar Association, and the American Health Lawyers Association.
Ethan Minkin is a seasoned attorney and has counseled clients on a wide variety of matters. His expertise includes complex transactions, healthcare regulatory matters and complex litigation. Ethan has handled hundreds of closings, from mergers and acquisitions to finance deals and securitizations. He has also litigated hundreds of matters in his career, having been involved in many high profile matters.
Most recently, Ethan was the CEO and de facto General Counsel of a Phoenix-based biotech company. Prior to his CEO experience, Ethan has substantial experience as both a private practice attorney and an in-house attorney.
In addition to working with the Phoenix-based biotech company, Ethan was in-house with one of the world’s largest financial institutions and a national Medicaid HMO that was purchased by Aetna. Mr. Minkin began his career with the largest Phoenix based law firm, and went on to become a partner at two large national law firms.
Ethan received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis. He then received a Masters in Public Health, with a concentration in health policy, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ethan attended the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he graduated cum laude. Mr. Minkin is admitted to the bar in Arizona, and has appeared pro hac vice in many other states, including Delaware, New York, Florida and California. Ethan has also appeared before the Ninth Circuit and other appellate courts.
During his career, Ethan has been recognized for his work, including being named a Southwest Super Lawyer, and has also volunteered for Special Olympics of Arizona and the Southwest Autism Research Center.
Ethan joined Nutile Law, Of Counsel, in 2018 and is only licensed in Arizona, but is not licensed to practice law in Nevada.