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Phyllis Adams

Phyllis Adams



  • Dental Service Organizations Group
  • Education
  • Agriculture
  • Agribusiness Lending

WSG Practice Industries


Michigan, U.S.A.

WSG Leadership

ABA Group

Phyllis G. Adams' practice is devoted to representation of clients in the health care sector with respect to corporate and regulatory issues, including long-term care and assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), and hospitals. In particular, Ms. Adams' practice focuses on certificate of need (CON) issues, health facility acquisitions and other changes of ownership, including related licensure and Medicare/Medicaid certification matters, CCRC registrations, long-term care/skilled nursing facility management and operating agreements, assisted living licensure matters, and health care joint ventures.  Ms. Adams is a member of the Firm's Executive Board and the former Practice Group Leader for the Firm's Health Care practice area.

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 1991


Wayne State University, J.D., cum laude University of Michigan, B.S.
Areas of Practice

Agribusiness Lending | Agriculture | Dental Service Organizations Group | Education | Health Care | Health Care Administrative Law & Regulatory Appeals | Long-Term & Post-Acute Care Providers | Nonprofits & Tax-Exempt Organizations

Professional Career

Professional Associations

    National Health Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association (Health Law Section)
  • State Bar of Michigan (Health Law Section)
  • American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association, Eastern Michigan Chapter
  • Michigan Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (MAHSA)
  • Michigan Society of Healthcare Planning and Marketing (MSHPM)


  • MDCH 35th Annual Health Facilities Planning Seminar, in conjunction with Alliance for Health, October 2001 - "Point and Counterpoint Discussion on How the CON Program Addresses Cost, Quality and Access"
  • Michigan Society of Healthcare Planning and Marketing (MSHPM), November 2001 - "Incorporating CON Compliance Issues into Provider Compliance Programs"
  • Medical Office Managers Association, October 2003 - "Federal Medicare/Medicaid Antifraud Statute, Regulations and Safe Harbors: An Educational Program for Large Physician office Practices"
  • HFMA Great Lakes, April 2002 - "Corporate Affiliations and Reorganizations"
  • HFMA Great Lakes, April 2003 - "Hospital/Physician Joint Ventures: An Ambulatory Survey Center Case Study"
  • Michigan Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (MAHSA), August 2005 (Amicus Curiae Brief prepared by Dykema Gossett) - "Michigan Supreme Court to Rule on Property Tax Exemptions - MAHSA Amicus Curiae Brief"
  • HFMA Michigan Fall Conference 2005, October 2005 - "Ambulatory Joint Ventures"
  • Michigan Ambulatory Surgery Association, September 2005 - "ASC Compliance Programs - Getting Started"
  • HFMA Great Lakes, March 2006 - "CON Compliance and Enforcement Update"
  • Michigan State Bar, Health Law Section, in conjunction with Jan Christensen, Deputy Director of Policy, Michigan Department of Community Health, March 2006 - "Michigan Certificate of Need Compliance and Enf...


The National Nursing Home Initiative: New DOJ Taskforce Bolsters Nursing Home Enforcement
Dykema, March 2020

On March 3, 2020, Attorney General William Barr announced the National Nursing Home Initiative—a new U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) taskforce organized to push criminal and civil enforcement action against nursing homes across the country. The initiative will help coordinate DOJ enforcement actions against nursing homes that provide “grossly substandard care...

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