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Kara J. Dowal is Chair of the Healthcare Practice Group at Shaheen & Gordon. Kara is a corporate and healthcare attorney who represents clients in the healthcare industry with a wide range of transactional and regulatory compliance matters. Kara has significant experience assisting providers and their business associates in the following areas:

  • Corporate governance issues, in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Entity formations, conversions, and dissolutions
  • Complex contract negotiations
  • Regulatory compliance issues, including HIPAA, Stark Law, and Anti-Kickback Statute
  • Provider Employment Agreements

Kara received her J.D. from Vermont Law School, where she served as Managing Editor of the Vermont Law Review and graduated cum laude in 2006, and her B.A. from Boston College.

Before joining the firm, Kara served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, where she taught Mergers and Acquisitions.


  • New Hampshire Bar Association


  • BA - Boston College
  • JS - Vermont Law School

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