Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C.

Mark A. Denlinger

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  • The Dickinson School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A.; cum laude

Admissions & Certifications

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations

  • Erie County Bar Association, Business & Commercial Law Section Chair, 2008
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section

Mr. Denlinger concentrates his practice in the areas of business, commercial and tax law, with a special emphasis on health law and the healthcare industry. He was formerly associated with a general practice law firm in Carlisle, PA, where he represented various financial institutions, businesses and tax-exempt organizations throughout south central Pennsylvania. Mr. Denlinger is a regular attendee at the Pennsylvania Bar’s Health Law Institute in Philadelphia and regularly speaks on business topics to local healthcare and nonprofit leaders.

Recent Accomplishments

  • Negotiated and closed a significant outreach deal/stock purchase for client with New York corporation in a health-related field
  • Represented hospital system in South Central Pennsylvania in sale of entire hospital system and assets to a Florida-based for-profit hospital system for over $41 million
  • Negotiated and closed numerous asset purchases between physicians and hospital systems, as well as between physician groups and individual physicians
  • Organized and represented various nonprofit corporations in procuring and maintaining tax-exempt status with IRS and with state/local taxing authorities
  • Represented various local companies and businesses in licensing of technology and technology-based arrangements, including distributorship agreements, exclusive licensing deals, application support arrangements, and software and website listing arrangements
  • Negotiated numerous service contracts and management agreements between physicians and hospitals and medical centers throughout U.S., including hyperbaric oxygen therapy services, wound care services, anesthesia services, and clinical studies and trials for FDA approvals

Speaking Engagements

  • Firm's Professional Advisor Symposium, October 2013
  • Nonprofit Day, October 2013
  • Firm's Long Term Care Seminar, 2009 – 2011
  • Anti-Kickback & Physician Self-Referral, Legal Summary, June 2008
  • Hamot Health Foundation, Year-End Estate and Gift Planning Seminar, December 2007
  • Nonprofit Partnership, Seminar on Good Governance Practice for Nonprofits, The IRS View, October 31, 2007
  • E-Discovery, Technology Council of Northwest PA, October 2007
  • Nonprofit Law Clinic Seminar, Bylaws: A Framework for Authority & Action, October 18, 2006
  • Firm's Municipal Law Symposium, 2004 – 2005
  • LECOM, Seminar on Your First Physician Contract Negotiation, November 20, 2004

Community & Professional Service

  • United Way of Erie County, Program Review Committee 2005 – present
  • Women in Action (United Way), Program Review Committee 2007 – present
  • Hamot Health Foundation, Corporator 2006 – present
  • The Sight Center of NWPA, Past President; Board Member 2004 – present
  • Humane Society of NWPA, Board Member; Vice President 2008 – present
  • Economic Development Corporation of Erie County, Board Member 2010 – present

Firm Involvement

  • Shareholder
  • Business & Tax Group, Practice Group Leader