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Susan G. Duffy

Susan Duffy has an extensive background in health care law and the law of tax-exempt organizations. Susan's representation encompasses a variety of corporate governance, business planning and regulatory matters, including corporate governance and board relations, structuring corporate acquisitions, mergers and consolidations, and other reorganizations; joint ventures for health care systems and other tax-exempt organizations; tax-exempt financing, tax planning and compliance, including obtaining and maintaining exemption from federal and state taxes.

Susan regularly advises boards of directors and board compensation committees of tax-exempt organizations on corporate governance best practices, legal compliance oversight issues, and executive compensation. She represents a wide range of clients in the health care industry, including health care delivery systems, managed care organizations, home health agencies, physician groups, professional associations, long-term care providers, and medical technology companies, as well as other tax-exempt organizations including community foundations and other charitable and educational organizations.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Board, Legal Access in Washington (LAW Fund)
  • Corporate Secretary, The Seattle Foundation
  • Board and Executive Committee, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Community Development Roundtable
  • Member; Past Chair – Tax Section, Washington State Bar Association
  • Member; Past President – Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Business Law and Governance Practice Group, American Healthcare Lawyers Association, Immediate Past Governance Chair
  • Member, Tax and Finance Committee, American Healthcare Lawyers Association
  • Member, Exempt Organizations Committee, American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation

Professional Recognition

  • Selected to "Washington Super Lawyers," Thomson Reuters, 2006-2017
  • Selected by Best Lawyers as Seattle’s "Lawyer of the Year" Health Care Law in 2014  
  • Named as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in Health Care Law by Best Lawyers, 1995-present
  • Named as one of the Top Business Lawyers by Seattle Business Monthly, 2008
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