Luke Campbell’s practice focuses on representing physicians, dentists and other health care providers in business transactions and regulatory compliance matters. He has represented health care professionals in forming, maintaining, and selling their clinical practices, real estate investments, ambulatory surgical centers, and other joint ventures. Mr. Campbell regularly assists clients in structuring transactions to comply with federal anti-kickback and Stark laws, as well as state anti-rebate, self-referral, and corporate practice of medicine laws. He has significant experience in drafting and negotiating operating agreements, asset purchase and sale agreements, management agreements, and employment agreements. Mr. Campbell is a member of the Health Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association (where he served on the Executive Committee for many years), and the Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys, where he currently serves as a director.
What attracted you to the idea of practicing law?
I thought the career would provide an opportunity to solve complex problems while helping people. I have not been disappointed.
Can you name any skills or personality traits that you think are needed in your kind of practice that might differ from other practices?
I understand and put myself in the place of my clients. I think about what I would want in terms of timeliness, communication, cost effectiveness, and quality, and I try my best to deliver the same to my clients. Of course, having practiced for over a decade, I have the requisite skills, but it is the client focus that differentiates me.
Who is the smartest person you know personally? Why?
My dad. He graduated with a B.S. in physics and as the valedictorian of his class at Harvey Mudd College. Beyond having a great analytical mind, he is a terrific writer, is very spiritual, and is a terrific father and grandfather.
Is it more important to maximize profit or minimize risk?
Neither. My job is to concisely explain to the client the effect of the decision on risk and profit, explain how these items relate to each other, and enable the client to make the best decision possible based on the client's values.