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Executive Management

Orlando, Florida, United States
October 07, 2016

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Skilled advocate, negotiator and highly accomplished General Counsel/Partner/Executive with extensive legal background within the private and public sector. Recognized for innovative approach to corporate law, with proven ability to facilitate legal representation and secure favorable company terms on lucrative agreements/contracts. Seasoned negotiator with significant experience in drafting contractual agreements and regulatory documentation. Outstanding leadership and teambuilding strengths that generate productivity, performance and optimized efficiency. Profound knowledge and passion for the golf industry. Additional core competencies include:

Contract Drafting/Negotiation

Litigation Management

Organizational Compliance

Regulatory Compliance

Budget/Risk Management


Executive Communications

Strategic Planning/Implementation

Client-Service Excellence


Senior Executive Vice President - DIVERSIFIED RECYCLING, LLC, Orlando, FL April 2014 to Present Responsible for assisting Chief Executive Officer in directing Company's business with objective of providing and ensuring maximum profitable operations and growth. Accountable with approval of the Chief Executive Officer on formulation and execution of current and long range objectives, development and implementation of Company's basic organization, operating plans and policies. Establishing Company's goals and strategies, ensuring resources are properly allocated and overseeing financial acquisitions and structures. Reports to the Chief Executive Officer.

Advances the Company's financial strategies and integrates related best practices into business processes throughout the organization.

Oversees staff within the organization.

Champions teamwork, innovation and process improvement throughout the departments and provides team with appropriate leadership, mentoring, guidance and advocacy to ensure its long term success.

Directs the preparation and presentation of materials for management and Board.

Meets with CEO and Sales Management regarding Company growth.

Collaborates with Chief Executive Officer to develop policies and goals.

Reviews and in conjunction with Chief Executive Officer approves plans for capital investments and acquisitions.

Leads Company's due diligence team in connection with acquisitions and downstream vendors.

Ensures corporate activities and operations are performed in compliance with local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations.

Reviews and in conjunction with Chief Executive Officer approves new hires, promotions, salary increases, and awards of incentive compensation.

Develops and maintains relationships with other industry officials that are in the best interest of Company.

Spokesperson, in conjunction with Chief Executive Officer, in communicating with government agencies, bankers, attorneys and other professionals.

Founder/CEO/Operations Manager - SPACE COAST PRO TOUR, Orlando, FL 2012 to 2014 Founded the revival of the Space Coast Pro Tour, a mini-professional/developmental pro golf tour. Responsible for providing logistical oversight, including negotiating contracts, securing sponsors, promoting tournaments, coordinating tournaments and interfacing with golfers, vendors, and stakeholders.

Successfully organized 39 on-going two-day golf tournaments within the greater Orlando area.

Cultivated partnerships with sponsors to establish funding; effectively negotiated sponsorship contracts. Sponsors included: Edwin Watts Golf, Mike Bender Golf Academy, Dixon Golf, Voice Caddie, Tour Edge, Players Towel, Britt Runion Studios and USGTF.

Oversaw tournament operations.

Effectively secured tournaments at well-known, top-notch, Orlando area golf courses.

Focus of Golfweek magazine article November 2013 publication.

Developed close relationship with Tour's Sole Charity, "The Folds of Honor Foundation." Executive Vice President/General Counsel - CLERMONT RADIOLOGY, Clermont, FL 2010 to 2012 Directed general counsel activities and played a key role in the executive decision making process. Effectively handled dual- role; responsible for increasing efficiency, monitoring regulatory compliance and handling contractual agreements. JEFFREY I. BERNSTEIN



Effectively drafted and negotiated major contracts, ensuring accuracy and completeness; developed and implemented contract protocols as required.

Prepared compliance programs and policies, developed legal framework and monitored legislation.

Served as Lead Counsel in the global sale and/or purchase of numerous healthcare businesses and equipment.

Assisted in the opening of international offices in Africa, France, Germany and the Ukraine; successfully negotiated contracts with local counsel in the countries, set-up offices for operations, developed and contracted office staff and worked with local counsel to become familiar with local/international laws. Executive Vice President/General Counsel - FEG, LLC, dba RAMIC MEDICAL IMAGING, Montvale, NJ 2005 to 2010 Assumed dual-responsibility role, encompassing General Counsel activities and executive decision/management responsibilities. Responsible for budget management, regulatory compliance, process improvement, staff development, strategic marketing and achieving bottom line results within all 50 diagnostic imaging centers throughout the U.S.

Effectively held position on Executive Board; responsible for collaborating with fellow executives to ensure operational integrity, efficiency and overall success.

Proactively traveled to centers to ensure high standard of performance, quality and productivity; identified problem areas and implemented appropriate course of action.

Conducted performance evaluations for center personnel; implemented staffing overhauls and disciplinary actions for underperforming centers and/or employees.

Recruited, interviewed and hired staff members to overcome staffing shortfalls and ensure adequate coverage.

Collaborated with center marketing reps to develop marketing campaigns to promote business growth.

Interfaced with center physicians regarding regulatory compliance, service offerings and increasing efficiency.

Prepared annual center budgets; ensured compliance with cost containment initiatives.

Directed general counsel operations, including litigation, legal budget management, regulatory concerns, licensing, contract negotiations and legal staff supervision. Partner - SCHNADER HARRISON SEGAL & LEWIS, Philadelphia, PA 2003 to 2005 Provided legal assistance and representation to healthcare organizations. Effectively managed litigation process, legal documentation and regulatory issues/concerns.

Responsible for accurately drafting and negotiating contractual agreements between healthcare organizations and third parties.

Handled all regulatory compliance issues; advised clients on proper action.

Interfaced with healthcare professionals regarding impending litigating matters; provided counseling/advice regarding alleged actions.

Served as Co-Chair of the Health Law Group.

Partner - BLANK ROME, LLP, Philadelphia, PA 1984 to 2002 Partner in one largest national law firms in the country. Co-Chair of Health Law Department.

Provided representation for healthcare systems, hospitals, outpatient health centers, medical schools, imaging centers, pharmaceutical companies, nursing facilities, physicians, healthcare trade associations and private/government medical organizations.

Managed Health Law Department comprised of 10-14 active lawyers as well as support staff, in complex business projects and litigation matters involving healthcare systems and providers.

Advised CEOs and Board Members on myriad of issues, including managing and supervising significant public relations issues related to audits and investigations; participated in strategic planning and governance matters.

Advised clients being investigated by government agencies for alleged actions of fraud and abuse; counseled providers regarding compliance matters.

Reviewed and revised hospital medical staff by laws/rules and regulations.

Participated in risk management process for healthcare facilities and providers.

Participated in Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement appeals.

Structured joint venture arrangements between and among healthcare institutions, physicians and other unrelated third parties, including drafting and negotiating required documentation.

Participated in administrative hearings pursuant to hospital's medical staff bylaws/fair hearing plan in connection with disciplinary actions brought against healthcare professionals. JEFFREY I. BERNSTEIN



Closely advised and assisted clients with respect to business/finance matters.

Counseled physicians and other professionals before the applicable state licensing boards.

Obtained licenses and Medicare/Medicaid provider agreements for institutional/individual healthcare providers. General Counsel - MICHAEL REESE HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER, Chicago, IL 1974 to 1984 Reported to CEO/CFO/Executive administration, In-house General Counsel for one of the then largest hospitals in the United States. Responsible for interfacing with Board of Directors, legal staff, regulatory compliance, managing litigation and overseeing outside counsel.

Advised Board of Directors on business transactions, legal matters and internal policies and procedures.

Drafted and negotiated legal documents and contractual agreements, including joint ventures, employee contracts and various financial and business related agreements.

Ensured compliance with local, state and federal laws, regulations and standards.

Established solid relationships with stakeholders and executive team.

Maintained up-to-date with industry standards and regulatory changes. EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Juris Doctorate with Honors - JOHN MARSHALL LAW SCHOOL, Chicago, IL 1973 Bachelor of Arts, Political Science with Honors - UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO, Buffalo, NY 1970 In-House General Counsel Certification - FLORIDA (inactive status) Bar Admissions - ILLINOIS, PENNSYLVANIA (inactive status) Former Member, Board of Advisors - UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA, Haifa, Israel Former Chairman - HEALTH LAW COMMITTEE OF PHILADELPHIA BAR ASSOCIATION

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