Jeffrey J. Whitehead

Adjunct Professor of Law
Contact Information
Cornell Law School
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901


Amanda Gallagher
Cornell Law School
249 Hughes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Professional Biography

Jeffrey J. Whitehead has practiced in the Southwest, Colorado, and New York for more than 28 years. His practice has been diverse, focusing upon business interests, becoming a legal life consultant for his clients. He advises clients how to commence business, what form the business entity should take, how to protect assets, and in designing estate plans for the individual. His estate plans involve small personal estates to complex plans involving large business succession. He acts as a trustee for Nevada self-settled trusts.

His clients include medium and small businesses, professionals, such healthcare providers, physicians, nurses, hospitals, DME providers and other physician extenders. In the field of healthcare, he advises clients on matters of fraud and abuse, Stark law compliance, management service organizations, Fair Hearings, privilege negotiations, practice development, provider networks, PPOs, IPAs, ACOs and insurance networks.

He has advised real estate developers, contractors, subcontractors, banks, financial institutions, restaurants, entertainers, e-commerce businesses, in all aspects of business operations, including employment matters.

Mr. Whitehead acts as an attorney paymaster for appropriate qualified clients.

Mr. Whitehead has practiced before the Courts of Nevada, Arizona, and New York, both in state and federal, has practiced before the probate courts since his clerked at the US District Court for the District of Nevada. He has been involved in drafting statutes, including Nevada’s first limited liability company in 1990-91 and healthcare legislation.

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B.A., Brigham Young University, 1984
J.D., J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, 1987