Honors & Recognitions

Ingham County Bar Association Top 5 Under 35, April 1, 2014


Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., 2009, summa cum laude

Michigan Technological University, B.S., 2004, summa cum laude

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Nicole E. Stratton
T: 517.371.8140
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Nicole E. Stratton

313 South Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48933-2114
T: 517.371.8140
F: 517.371.8200

Nicole helps businesses and organizations recognize, address and overcome challenges posed by the complex legal and regulatory framework facing today’s healthcare industry. Nicole’s practice focuses on business and transactional issues within the healthcare industry. From the Affordable Care Act to HIPAA, she helps clients understand how healthcare laws and regulations impact their business objectives.

Nicole works with a wide range of clients on matters that generally involve efforts to expand their businesses and grow into new markets. These include:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions: She helps healthcare companies conduct due diligence, address licensing issues, and draft, review and negotiate sales and acquisition agreements for healthcare entities.
  • Compliance: In the context of healthcare transactions, she addresses the legal and regulatory compliance issues that arise in many deals, including Certificate of Need, Stark and Anti-Kickback, HITECH, HIPAA, and fraud and abuse issues.
  • Physician Hospital Organization (PHO): She reviews and advises on the establishment of PHOs and PHO agreements with managed care plans.

In addition to her healthcare transaction emphasis, Nicole also has considerable banking and finance experience, including:

  • Banking and Finance: She advises clients regarding commercial foreclosures, guaranty collection, residential loan documentation forms, truth in lending analysis for residential consumer lending, and  commercial vendor credit card contract agreements.

Prior to starting her legal career, she excelled academically, earning a perfect 4.0 GPA as a undergraduate pre-law major. She earned a full tuition scholarship to attend Michigan State University College of Law where she was an active member of the MSU Journal of Medicine and Law and completed an externship at the Michigan Tax Tribunal. She graduated summa cum laude with a cumulative 3.90 GPA and received Jurisprudence Awards for highest overall ranking in five courses.


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Memberships & Affiliations

Legal Affiliations:
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Ingham County Bar Association
Industry & Professional Associations:
  • Michigan Nurses Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Michigan Technology Network (MITN), Board of Directors
  • Women Working Wonders, Member
  • Michigan State Bar Health Care Section Substantive Law Committee - Technology, Chair