Michael D. Seitzinger,

Of Counsel

mseitzinger  at  kozakgayer  dot com

 

Experience

Mike assisted hospitals and other healthcare providers with a wide variety of business transactions, including commercial leases, software contracts, practitioner-service contracts, business-service contracts, and employment contracts.  He led the firm’s representation of a major health insurer.  Mike advised clients on general corporate matters, nonprofit governance, real property tax exemption, and Section 501(c)(3) tax exemption. Mike used his considerable experience assisting clients to respond to subpoenas and similar requests from the Office of Inspector General and Department of Justice and freedom of information requests from Congress and federal agencies. The State of Maine regularly retained Mike to prepare state contracts and RFPs for health care services. Mike also used his substantial experience representing providers before state licensing and regulatory agencies and in judicial appeals of agency action. He represented health care clients before the First Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the District of Maine, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, and the Maine Superior Court. He also had considerable appellate experience, having argued more than 50 cases before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Mike served as a Maine Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division and co-authored Maine’s treatise on criminal procedure, Maine Criminal Practice. He also served as Associate Commissioner of the Maine Department of Behavioral and Developmental Services and as a consultant to numerous state agencies.  He has written many legal articles, and has lectured at the University of Maine School of Law and at numerous legal seminars.

After many successful years in practice, Mike retired from active practice in December 2017. He is now “of counsel” to our firm.

 

Honors & Distinctions

  • Administrative/Regulatory Law Lawyer of the Year, Augusta, ME (Awarded by Best Lawyers) (2012 & 2016)
  • Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year, Augusta, ME (Awarded by Best Lawyers) (2014 & 2017)
  • New England Super Lawyers, Health Law (2015-2017)
  • Best Lawyers USA:

                 *    Health Care Law

                 *    Administrative/Regulatory Law

  • Martindale Hubbell, AV-Preeminent Rated

 

Community Service

Mike serves as a Director and is former President of the Kennebec Valley YMCA. He is a former Director and President of the Friends of the Kennebec River Rail Trail. He founded and is former President of Augusta Trails. He has served on the Boards of Directors of the Kennebec Land Trust, the Friends of Lithgow Library, the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Governing Board of the Capital Riverfront Improvement District, the Augusta Development Commission, and the Augusta Charter Commission.  He advises many area nonprofit organizations on fundraising strategies and creation of endowment funds. For his longstanding volunteer work Mike has been awarded the 2013 Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce’s “Community Service Award”, the 2017 Augusta Le Club Calumet’s “Outstanding Citizen Award”, and Hamilton College’s “2018-19 Hamilton Fund Chair’s Award.”
 

Personal Interests

In addition to his nonprofit work, Mike is an avid hiker and biker.  He enjoys reading and following sports of all types, particularly the Red Sox and Patriots.  He lives in Augusta with his wife, Maria Cusick.

Education

Mike holds a B.A. from Hamilton College (1969) and a J.D. cum laude from Boston College Law School (1973), where he was elected to the Order of the Coif.

Bar Admissions

Mike is admitted to practice in Maine. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.