“ I believe that providing my clients with excellent legal counsel requires a thorough understanding of the industry in which they operate.
Paul A. Drey
Paul Drey is a shareholder at Brick Gentry P.C., who practices primarily in the areas of healthcare and business/commercial/transactional/corporate law. Paul is an established advisor to his healthcare clients, including medical groups, physicians and other medical/healthcare associations. His experience includes advising on entity structures, healthcare transactions, physician contracts, recruiting, personal services and employment, business plans, ACO arrangements, regulatory compliance, including STARK, HIPAA, HITECH, and other healthcare-related areas of law.
Paul also serves as counselor to business clients relating to contracts, strategic business planning, entity organizational structuring, mergers, acquisitions and other transactions.
As the managing partner of Brick Gentry P.C., Paul has helped set the course of the Firm in its philosophy for providing legal representation to clients. In addition to providing clients with sound, legal advice, Paul believes it is important that clients view Brick Gentry as a key member of their strategic team. And, that the Firm not only understands the legal issues and its clients' concerns, but also understands the clients' business as a whole and the industry in which its clients are operating.
Paul serves on various professional and civic boards, including House of Mercy Foundation, Holy Family School Foundation Board, and Honorary Board Member of Mentor Iowa and of Rebuilding Together.Contact
Areas of Practice
Honors & Recognition
John F. Sanford Award from the Iowa Medical Society, 2015
"Physician Compensation, Physician/Hospital Arrangements, and Possible Practice Acquisitions," Iowa Hospital Association, 10/8/2014.
"Hospital and Physician Perspective of the Affordable Care Act" for Healthcare Track of the Iowa State Bar Association, 9/26/2014.
"Physician Contracting 101: What You Need to Know" for Mercy General Surgeons Grand Rounds, Des Moines, Iowa, 7/3/2014.
"Hospital/Physician Perspectives on the Federal Affordable Care Act" at Iowa State Bar Association Annual Meeting 2014, Healthcare Division, Des Moines, Iowa, 6/16/2014.
"Outline for Legal Issues Related to Patient Advance Directives Presentation" at Iowa Medical Society Annual Meeting, Des Moines, Iowa, 4/12/2014.
"Risk-Sharing Contracts" at the Healthcare Executive Section of the Iowa Medical Society, 4/11/2014.
"Overview of Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA)" for Medical Records Law in Iowa, Lorman Educational Services, Des Moines, Iowa, 4/4/2014.
The Manual for Medical Records Law in Iowa, co-author, Lorman, February 2013, January 2014, and April 2014.
"Issues in Health Information Privacy" for Medical Records Law, Lorman Educational Services, Sioux City, Iowa, 1/17/2014.
"Overview of Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA)" for Medical Records Law, Lorman Educational Services, Sioux City, Iowa, 12/23/2013.
"Physician Contracting 101: What You Need to Know" Podcast Series, Brick Gentry P.C., Online Podcast, Summer/Fall 2013.
"Physician Contracting 101: What You Need to Know" for Brick Gentry P.C. In-House CLE, West Des Moines, Iowa, 5/30/2013.
"Overview of Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA)" for Healthcare Medical Records Seminar, Lorman Educational Services, Des Moines, Iowa, 2/26/2013.
"Business of Practicing Law" Brick Gentry PC In-House CLE, West Des Moines, Iowa, 5/30/2012.
"Electronic Health Records" Law Review CLE, Des Moines, Iowa, 12/8/2011.
"Working With Outside Counsel" for Iowa Association of Business and Industry Webinar, Des Moines, Iowa, 11/9/2011.
"Legal Trends: What is Ahead for Manufacturers" for Iowa Association of Business and Industry Seminar, Des Moines, Iowa, 10/8/2011.
"Contracting 101" at University of Iowa Health Care Seminar - Oncology Department, Iowa City, Iowa, 10/4/2011.
"Healthcare Reform and Its Impact on Employers" at Iowa Medical Society Healthcare Webinar, Des Moines, Iowa, 4/27/2011.
"Contracting 101" at Iowa Medical Society Seminar, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1/18/2011.
"Healthcare Reform: What it Means to Business/Clients" at Center for Social Ministry Board Presentation, Des Moines, Iowa, 11/5/2010.
"Healthcare Reform: What it Means to Business/Clients" at Brick Gentry PC In-House CLE, West Des Moines, Iowa, 9/22/2010.
"Speech to Drake Students - Types of Professions, Recruitment & Negotiations" at Drake Law School, Des Moines, Iowa, 4/19/2010.
"Limited Liability Companies: Advantageous Uses of LLCs" at National Business Institute Seminar, West Des Moines, Iowa, 9/8/2009.
"Case Updates" at Iowa State Bar Association Annual Meeting 2009, Des Moines, Iowa, 5/15/2009.
"Attorney Ethics & Advertising" at Iowa Chapter FBA Bankruptcy Conference, Fall 2008, Des Moines, Iowa, 11/1/2008.
Notre Dam Law School, J.D., 1992
Inaugural Father Michael McCafferty Law Scholar
University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1989
Magna cum laude, Notre Dame Scholar, Rhodes Scholar Candidate
Phi Beta Kappa
American Bar Association (Healthcare & Business Law Sections)
Iowa State Bar Association (Healthcare Section)
Polk County Bar Association
Federal Bar Association Iowa Chapter
U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa, 1994
U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, 1997
Dowling Catholic High School, Foundation Board Member