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“Effective communication is of the upmost importance to delivering best quality legal services, as such I always take time to explain matters to my clients to ensure that they understand how their legal needs are being met.”

Arielle M. Smitt, an associate in Murtha Cullina’s Health Care and Tax-Exempt Organizations practices, is a responsive and empathetic advocate for her clients.  Arielle’s professional and approachable manner allows clients to be confident that their legal needs are being handled both effectively and skillfully.

Arielle regularly assists hospitals, physicians, physician practice groups, social service providers and other for-profit and nonprofit health care providers with a variety of health care regulatory, corporate and business issues. 

Arielle has experience advising on Federal and State regulatory compliance and government investigations and audits, the Certificate of Need process, licensing, and accreditation, practitioner licensure, Medicare and Medicaid compliance and reimbursement, fraud and abuse matters, and HIPAA and privacy compliance. She also has experience assisting physician and physician practices with medical staff issues, including drafting physician employment agreements. 

For nonprofit providers, Arielle assists with filing for recognition of tax exemption, board management issues, and general operational issues.

Aside from being an attorney, Arielle is a fan of the Green Bay Packers and New York Yankees. She enjoys CrossFit and anything related to Disney. 

  • Assists clients to comply with the constantly changing and complex health care laws and regulations to avoid penalties by the federal government

  • Assists health care entities and professionals in obtaining facility licenses and professional licenses

  • Provides resources for health care entities regarding HIPAA compliance

  • Assists clients with forming tax-exempt entities when the IRS application can be complex and difficult to navigate

  • Assists clients with creating and maintaining non-profit organizations that provide charitable services to the community.

  • Connecticut Bar Association

  • New Haven County Bar Association

  • American Health Lawyers Association

  • Greater New Haven United Way, Women's Steering Committee

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