September 15, 2011
Polsinelli Shughart welcomes attorney Jack M. Beal as an associate in the firm’s Business department where he will practice in health care law. Beal joins a deep bench of firm attorneys who advise clients in the increasingly complex, ever-changing landscape of health care law and regulatory compliance responsibilities.

“Polsinelli Shughart is committed to recruitment of talented young attorneys like Jack who are focused on practical and value-driven solutions for our clients,” said Matt Murer, chair of the Health Care practice group. “With one of the fastest-growing health care practices in the nation, Polsinelli Shughart has the depth and experience to provide a broad spectrum of health care law services. Jack will be a great addition to our robust health care team.”

The firm’s Health Care practice includes more than 60 attorneys in Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, St. Joseph, St. Louis and Washington, D. C. Polsinelli Shughart recently ranked as the sixth largest health care law firm in the nation, according to the 2011 rankings from Modern Healthcare magazine. The publication annually ranks law firms based on their total membership in the American Health Lawyers Association.

Beal’s client work has involved drafting and negotiating a variety of health care contracts, including physician services and employment agreements, leases for medical equipment and clinical office space, and collaborative practice and third-party billing agreements. He also has counseled clients regarding federal and state health care law requirements, including HIPPA, EMTALA, Medicare billing guidelines and other practice regulations.

“As a health care attorney, I was drawn to Polsinelli Shughart's national presence, the firm’s vision for continued growth and the opportunity to further develop my practice alongside its seasoned and nationally recognized team of health care lawyers,” Beal said. “At the same time, the firm’s strong Midwestern values, in terms of its work environment and culture, seemed a natural fit for me and my growing practice.”

Beal earned his law degree with highest honors in 2006 from the University of Tulsa College of Law where he was editor of the Tulsa Law Review and member of the Order of the Curule Chair. He earned a B.S. degree in Finance from William Jewell College in 2003.

About Polsinelli Shughart

With more than 540 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart ( is a national law firm that is a recognized leader in the areas of business law, financial services, real estate and business litigation. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients, Polsinelli is redefining the business of law by sharing ideas, goals and outcomes with its clients. The firm builds enduring relationships by creating value through our legal services - with passion, ingenuity and a sense of urgency. The firm has offices located in Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Edwardsville; Jefferson City; Kansas City; Los Angeles; New York; Overland Park; Phoenix; Springfield; St. Joseph; St. Louis; Topeka; Washington, D.C.; and Wilmington, DE. In California, Polsinelli Shughart LLP.