Currently serving the firm in an of counsel role, Michael D. Golde concentrates his practice in advising and counseling health care and nonprofit organizations, including many Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), on business transactions and regulatory matters. He regularly advises FQHCs and other health care providers across the country on complex issues related to health care delivery and collaborative affiliations keeping clients apprised of ever-changing laws and regulations.

Mr. Golde has particular experience assisting clients in establishing residency program affiliations, including those seeking to participate in the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program. He advises clients on negotiating the myriad of structural, regulatory and program accreditation requirements, as well as financing and allocation of costs issues.

Mr. Golde’s subject matter expertise is quite broad, encompassing: federal grants, including Public Health Service grants, and grant-related requirements for health care services; federal health care fraud and abuse law; graduate medical education; clinical research; the Federal Tort Claims Act; non-profit corporation law; the HIPAA Privacy Rule; and information technology/systems contracting.

Believing in the important role of health centers within his own community, Mr. Golde has served as a board member of his local FQHC in Yolo County, California for many years and is currently President of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Golde’s knowledge and experience support clients in moving forward with their missions.

Representative Matters

  • Assisting in the creation of new residency programs, including Graduate Medical Education (GME) funding strategies and developing and negotiating master affiliation agreements.
  • Advising and negotiating clients through clinic acquisitions, including developing all manner of implementing agreements.
  • Negotiating health information technology vendor agreements.

Published Works

  • Michael D. Golde, Contributor on Fraud and Abuse and Section 330- Related Issues, Affiliations between Health Centers and Other Community-Based Providers, National Association of Community Health Centers (2003)
  • Michael D. Golde, Contributing Author (multiple chapters), Interactive Guide to Federal Grants Administration, National Association of Community Health Centers (2004)
  • Michael D. Golde, Co-Author, numerous educational issue briefs and bulletins, National Association of Community Health Centers


  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School (1998)
  • M.P.H., The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (1998)
  • B.A., University of California at Berkeley (1994)

Bar/Court Admissions

  • California
  • District of Columbia

Publications/Blog Posts