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William M. Mandell

Bill Mandell a founding member and co-managing partner of the firm. He has over 35 years of experience representing health systems, hospitals, medical and dental group practices, physicians, dentists, mental health/substance abuse practices, and other health care practitioners in regulatory transactional and corporate matters on all aspects of health and business law.  His work on behalf of clients includes mergers and acquisitions, practice start-ups, transitions, buy-ins and buy-outs, hospital-physician relationships, reorganizations, joint ventures, risk management, professional contracts, regulatory compliance, health reform driven initiatives such as ACOs, concierge, direct primary care and other alternative medical delivery practices and medical staff and patient care matters. He also represents non-profit organizations, corporate executives, start-ups, and small and family businesses.

He has been listed as a "Massachusetts Super Lawyer" in health law by Boston Magazine and New England Super Lawyers for over the past ten years. Bill was also named in the 25th edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Health Care Law. Bill has also been chosen as a Top Lawyer in Health Care Law by Boston Magazine for the last 2 years. Best Lawyers® identifies the top 5 % of private practice attorneys nationwide, as determined by peer review.

Bill is also the author of several publications including, Managing Relationships with Industry A Physician’s Compliance Manual (Academic Press/Elsevier, 2008); Chapter on “Physicians” from the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Law Manual (MCLE 2008, updated 2017) and Making Sense of the Stark Law: Compliance for the Medical Practice, published by the Massachusetts Medical Society.

He has served as co-chair of the Boston Bar Association Health Law Section and is a frequent panelist and speaker in continuing education programs for the bar and other professions associations, including Massachusetts Medical Society, Yankee Dental Conference and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association. He has served on the adjunct faculty at Suffolk University Law School.

Bill is a 1982 graduate Cum Laude of Brandeis University and he received his juris doctor from Boston College Law School in 1986. Prior to the formation of Pierce & Mandell, P.C. in 1995, he practiced health and business law at two large law firms and also served at the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the Massachusetts Attorney General's office.

His volunteer associations include the Advisory Board of the Owen M. Kupferschmid Holocaust/Human Rights Project of Boston College Law School, and he is the President of the Eddie & Alyce Mandell Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc., which awards annual college scholarships to deserving Boston Public School graduates. He currently serves on the national Board of UAspire, and has previously served on several other non-profit organization boards.

In his spare time Bill trains for and runs half marathons. So far, he has completed half marathons in 4 different states with more to come.

In May of 2022, Bill was named a 2022 Go To Lawyer in Health Law by the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly:


Pierce & Mandell, P.C. Lawyers To Be Featured Speakers at 2024 Yankee Dental Congress

Pierce & Mandell, P.C. Dental and Business Lawyers, Bill Mandell, Hannah Schindler Spinelli and Julie Niejadlik, will be serving on the faculty of the 2024 Yankee Dental Conference, scheduled for January 25 - 27, 2024.

They are presenting a course on Legal Issues for Practice Transitions and Start-Ups, Thursday, January 25 from 2 to 4pm. The course covers the major events in the professional life of a dental practice, including the establishment or purchase of the practice, securing an associate, becoming or adding a partner in a practice, and practice sales and retirements. For additional details about the program go to https://www.yankeedental.com/course?sfid=a188Z000005hOEiQAM&day=1. Pierce & Mandell, P.C. will also have a booth on the Exhibit Hall Floor at YDC all 3 days.

Bill Mandell to Present on Physicians & Other Health Care Providers at the Annual MCLE Hospital & Health Law Conference on October 19, 2023.

Representing Physicians & Other Health Care Providers, MCLE, presented annually from 2003 to present

Legal Issues in Dental Practice Transitions, Yankee Dental Congress, presented annually from 2018 to present

Legal Issues for Psychology Practices, Massachusetts Psychological Association Education Program, December 3, 2021

Legal and Compliance Issues and the Practice of Urology, Massachusetts Association of Practicing Urologists. November 3, 2021

Taking the Fear out of Buying or Selling a Dental Practice: Ask the Experts, Yankee Dental Congress, January 26, 2018

"Accountable Care Organizations: How They Work, Do They Work?" - Boston Bar Association’s seminar

Update on the U.S. Supreme Court's Health Care Reform Ruling - Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, July 13, 2012

When to Seek Legal Advice for Dental Professionals and Practices - 36th Annual Yankee Dental Congress, Boston, Massachusetts, January 30, 2011

Representing Physicians, Health Care Providers & Medical Groups in the Post Health Care Reform Era - Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, January 27, 2011

New Developments in Health Information Privacy & Security Issues - Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, October 27, 2009

Medical Conventions in Boston: The Massachusetts Hospitality Industry Responds to the Healthcare Marketing Law: Summary of the New Massachusetts Law - 2009 Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association Annual Meeting, June 14, 2009

Conflicts of Interest in Health Care, Hospital and Health Law Conference 2009 - Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., May 22, 2009

Physician Relationships with Industry, Representing Physicians, other Health Care Professionals & Medical Groups - Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, January 28, 2009

Pearls for Developing a Practice -  Good Advice for the Young Physician: Legal and Practice Issues Presented by William M. Mandell - Esquire at 2009 Eastern Section Meeting of Triological Society January 25, 2009

The Proposed DPH Rules on Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Company Marketing - Boston Bar Association Health Law Section and Life Sciences Committee Lunch program, January 14, 2009

Representing Physicians and Other Health Care Professionals and Medical Groups, Program Chair - Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., January 16, 2008

Managing Industry Relationships: Center for Integration of Medicine & Innovative Technology (CIMIT) Forum - New Investigator Orientation, December 16, 2008

Making the Leap: Transitioning from Training to a Real Job: Contract Negotiations - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology, November 18, 2008

Managing Industry Relationships: Legal and Ethical Rules for CME - Massachusetts & Rhode Island Medical Society Directors of Medical Education Conference, November 6, 2008

The Cost Containment, Transparency and Efficiency Act; What Health and Life Science Lawyers Need to Know - Boston Bar Association CLE, October 21, 2008

Health Law Basics: Physicians - Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, September 26, 2007

Physician Recruitment and the Shrinking Supply of Physicians, 8th Annual Hospital and Health Care Law Conference 2007 - Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., May 18, 2007

Health Law Basics, Physicians - Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., September 15, 2005

Computerized Medical Records in Massachusetts, Massachusetts - Continuing Legal Education, Inc., April 13, 2005

Hospital - Physician Recruitment and Contracting After Stark II, Hospital and Health Law Conference 2005 - Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., April 29, 2005

HIPAA and Massachusetts Medial Records Law Update 2004, Chair - Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., August 12, 2004

The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement And Modernization Act And Other Regulatory Issues For 2004 And Beyond - Massachusetts Society of Certified Professional Accountants, Physician & Health Care Committee Meeting, January 15, 2004

HIPAA Compliance: Prioritizing, Process and Risk Management - Massachusetts Health Data Consortium Privacy Officers Forum, February 14, 2003

Massachusetts HIPAA Task Force Preemption Update - Massachusetts Health Information Management Association 2003 Winter Meeting

Professional Practice Buy-Ins and Buy-Outs - Boston Bar Association, September 26, 2002

Health Care Business Ventures - Massachusetts Bar Association, June 2, 1998

Patient Advocacy: Legal Issues in Managed Care for Physicians - Massachusetts Medical Society & New England Healthcare Assembly, March 31, 1998


Massachusetts Health and Hospital Law Manual, Co-Author of Chapter on "Physicians"

“Should I Tell Someone?” Permissible Disclosures by Massachusetts Health Providers and the Need for Greater Statutory Clarification, Boston Bar Association Health Law Reporter, Summer 2013 edition.  To read this article, click here.

"Guardianship Proceedings in Massachusetts Probate Courts for Health Care Facilities: The Not-so-Uniform Probate Court" by William A. Mandell and Suzanne M. Fuchs, Boston Bar Association's Health Law Reporter (Spring 2012)

"Massachusetts Passes Partial Repeal of The Pharmaceutical and Device Manufactures Code of Conduct - AKA 'The Gift Ban'" - Policy and Medicine, July 8, 2012

Sunshine Is On the Way: Federal Reporting Law Proposed Rule” by William Mandell The Boston Health Law Reporter (Winter 2012)

 "Federal Electronic Health Record Incentive Payments – Final “Meaningful Use” Regulations" by William M. Mandell and Dean P. Nicastro (October 2010)

"Here Comes the Sunshine Act: Impact on the Massachusetts Gift Ban and Reporting Law"
by William Mandell The Boston Health Law Reporter (Spring 2010)

"Capital Offense: How New State Pharma Marketing Laws Could Affect Your CME Programs",
Medical Meetings, July/August, 2009 (Interview with Bill Mandell and other compliance and legal professionals)

The Final DPH Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturer Conduct Regulations: The Industry Perspective
by William M. Mandell, Boston Bar Association Health Law Reporter, Summer 2009

Managing Physician Industry Relationships: Massachusetts and Beyond in 2009 by William M. Mandell

Pharma Dinner Meetings Banned in the Bay State, Medical Meetings, April 20, 2009, by Tamar Hosansky

Managing Relationships with Industry: A Physician's Compliance Manual
by Steven C. Schachter, M.D., William M. Mandell, Scott Harshbarger, and Randall Grometstein, Ph.D. (Elsevier June 2008). 
This book was reviewed in "The New England Journal of Medicine" (Vol. 360, No. 13) on March 26, 2009.

Co-author of Making Sense Of The Stark Law: Compliance For The Medical Practice,
published by the Massachusetts Medical Society, 2005.

Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc, 2004

The Final HIPAA Privacy Rule: A Primer for Nursing Home Administrators, Evaluation Associates CEU Program, 2002

Physician Practice Compliance Plans: Are They a Must?, MassMedia, April, 2000.

The Stark Realities of Health Care Fraud, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, November 20 , 1995.



  • Brandeis University, B.A., cum laude
  • Boston College Law School, J.D.


  • Courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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