Tristan A Dollinger

Tristan A. Dollinger

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Tristan A. Dollinger brings big-picture perspective and a business mindset to his clients as a shareholder in Reinhart’s Health Care and Corporate Law practices. His primary focus is health care, where he assists developers, managers and operators of skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, independent senior living communities, physician and dental practices, hospices, home health agencies, nonprofit organizations and related industry groups to realize their greatest potential in pursuing better outcomes for the patients, residents and communities they serve.

He advises on a wide range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, licensing, regulatory compliance, survey defense, contracting, risk management, changes in ownership and corporate governance. He also handles grievance and appeals work before related state and federal agencies.

His clients find him easy to work with, accessible and committed to doing what it takes to accomplish their objectives. He evaluates issues within the larger context of the industry and the client’s specific goals before recommending a strategy. Whether handling a simple transaction or a knotty issue, Tristan is equally invested in preparation, research and success. He enjoys helping the health care organizations that play such an important role in providing critical services to their communities.

Away from the office, Tristan spends time with family and enjoys water sports, golf and fishing.

Education

  • J.D., summa cum laude, Marquette University Law School
  • B.A., Augustana College

Bar Admissions

Wisconsin

Matters

  • Counseling CBRFs, RCACs, AFHs and senior housing providers regarding state statutory and regulatory requirements and changes in ownership

  • Advising hospices, home health agencies and skilled nursing facilities regarding Medicare enrollments, changes in ownership, and state and federal statutory and regulatory requirements

  • Assisting companies, both buyers and sellers, in mergers, stock sales and asset sales

  • Helping nonprofit organizations and privately held companies with corporate governance and management matters

  • Assisting long term and post-acute care providers to obtain applicable licensure or certification

  • Working with long term care, assisted living and senior housing providers to draft contracts, policies, and other documents related to residency at such provider's facility, including admission and occupancy agreements, outside provider policies and agreements, and resident handbooks

  • Working with corporate clients to draft and negotiate commercial and business contracts, including employment and non-competition, non-disclosure and confidentiality, consulting and sales representative agreements

  • Working with early-stage companies to draft organizational documents, including corporate by-laws and buy-sell, operating, invention assignment and subscription agreements

Honors & Affiliations

Honors

  • "Ones to Watch" by Best Lawyers in America (2023, 2022)

  • Recipient, Marquette University Law School Golden Quill Award (Best student comment 2015)

Affiliations

  • Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce (Sponsorship Committee 2017; Leadership Board 2018-present)

  • State Bar of Wisconsin

  • Marquette Law Review (Symposium Editor 2014-2015)

News & Insights

Presentations

  • "Driving Forward: Legal Update for Skilled Nursing Facilities," co-presenter, LeadingAge Wisconsin (May 5, 2022)

  • "Driving Forward: Legal Update for Assisted Living Facilities," co-presenter, LeadingAge Wisconsin (May 5, 2022)

  • "An Overview of Assisted Living Facility Purchase and Sale Transactions: From Start to Finish," co-presenter, Wisconsin Assisted Living Association (March 23, 2022)

  • "Physician Employment Agreements," presenter, Wood County Medical Society (November 9, 2021)

  • "Negotiating Family Care Contracts," co-presenter, LeadingAge Wisconsin (October 7, 2021)

  • "Ongoing Legal Issues Surrounding the Pandemic: Vaccinations, Visitation and Employee Issues," co-presenter, LeadingAge Wisconsin (October 7, 2021)

  • "Antitrust Laws – Clinically and Financially Integrated Networks," presenter, LeadingChoice Network (October 6, 2021)

  • "Current Guidance and Legal Implications Surrounding Covid 19 Vaccinations, Visitation and Screening," co-presenter, Wisconsin Assisted Living Association (September 15, 2021)

  • "COVID-19 – Current Guidance for Wisconsin Nursing Homes," co-presenter, LeadingAge Wisconsin, June 2020

  • "COVID-19 – Current Guidance for Wisconsin Assisted Living Facilities," LeadingAge Wisconsin, June 2020

  • “Negotiated Risk Agreements," co-presenter, Wisconsin Assisted Living Association (April 15, 2021)

  • "Supplier Certifications and Government Procurement Roundtable," co-presenter, Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce Supplier & Contractor Briefing: Contracting Opportunities for Veteran-Owned Businesses (June 19, 2019)

  • "Supplier Certifications," co-presenter, Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce – Morning Formation (April 11, 2019)

  • "Growth Opportunities for Small Businesses," panel moderator, Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce Supplier & Contractor Briefing (January 17, 2019)

  • "Local, State and Federal Contract Opportunities and Agency Roundtable," panel moderator, Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce Supplier & Contractor Briefing (November 15, 2018)

  • "Supplier Certifications and Commercial Supplier Roundtable," presenter, Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce Supplier & Contractor Briefing (October 4, 2018)

  • "Legal & Risk Management: Make Sure Your Legal House is in Order," co-presenter, FaBcap Scaler Conference (July 12, 2018)

  • "Starting a Business: Questions to Consider, Choices to Make, Mistakes to Avoid," presenter, Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce – Morning Formation (March 29, 2017)

  • "Damage Limitations in the M&A Context," co-presenter (April 7, 2016)

Publications

  • “America's Unraveling Safety Net: EMTALA's Effect on Emergency Departments, Problems and Solutions," 98 Marq. L. Rev. 1759 (2015)