Maria T. Currier

Firm: Holland & Knight LLP.
Location: Miami - FL

  • 701 Brickell Avenue Suite 3300
    Miami, FL 33131
  • Tel : 305.789.7722
  • Fax : 305.789.7799

Maria T. Currier is a partner in the Business Law Section of Holland & Knight’s Miami office and a co-leader of the firm’s Healthcare & Life Sciences Industry Team. She has more than 30 years of experience serving clients in the healthcare industry and is Board Certified in Health Law as recognized by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education. Her healthcare practice focuses on health reform matters, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, commercial transactions, healthcare regulatory matters, fraud and abuse, managed care and international business ventures for healthcare clients.

Ms. Currier has counseled clients on: clinical integration; federal healthcare reform; new delivery models, including ACOs; Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and regulatory issues; patient safety and quality initiatives; HIPAA; federal and state fraud and abuse matters; Stark-related matters; corporate compliance plans; false claims act compliance; and physician incentive arrangements. She has served as counsel to hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care providers, home health companies, large medical groups, ambulatory surgery centers, integrated health systems, provider sponsored organizations, health maintenance organizations, preferred provider organizations, physician-hospital organizations, physician management companies, pharmaceutical companies, employer self-insured plans, prepaid health plans, Medicare Advantage Plans, national diagnostic companies, post acute care providers, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and academic medical centers.

Relevant Experience

  • Advises national healthcare REITs on healthcare regulatory matters involving senior housing and skilled nursing investments
  • Represents multi-hospital system, advising on health reform and national physician clinical integration strategies
  • Handles acquisitions and sales of physician practices, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, clinical laboratories, pharmacies and other healthcare providers
  • Counsels clients on federal and Florida fraud and abuse, Stark-related matters, corporate compliance plans, false claims act compliance and physician incentive arrangements
  • Serves as special regulatory and international counsel for a large South Florida hospital system
  • Serves as outside general counsel for the South Florida Hospital & Healthcare Association
  • Counsels largest national provider of workers compensation services with multistate regulatory issues
  • Counsel for national physician management company for state managed care and general healthcare matters
  • Represents several Medicare Advantage plans with state and federal compliance matters and provider contracting
  • Experienced in federal and state laws governing clinical trials and IRBs
  • Represents academic medical centers with technology transfer, affiliation agreements and HIPAA privacy and security regulation compliance
  • Represented the Puerto Rico Department of Health in Medicare and Medicaid regulatory matters
  • Represented large distributor of medical supplies and equipment to establish foreign operations in Latin America
  • Represented U.S. healthcare technology companies in establishing distribution and sales agreements throughout Latin America
  • Analyzed and developed international opportunities for U.S. healthcare clients in the emerging Latin American healthcare markets
  • Experienced in forming complex integrated healthcare delivery systems
  • Involved in managed care negotiations and contracting, including risk-sharing and capitation arrangements



  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Miami School of Nursing, M.S.N., summa cum laude
  • Saint Louis University, B.S.N., cum laude


  • Florida


  • South Florida Hospital & Healthcare Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar, Health Law Section, Executive Council
  • The Florida Bar, Health Law Certification Committee, Past Chair


  • Premier Health Care Lawyers, Exclusive Featured Attorney Representing Miami 2022-2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Health Care Law, 2003-2022
  • The Legal 500 USA, Healthcare: Service Providers, 2022
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2006-2022
  • The Best of the Best USA, Healthcare, Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides, 2018, 2020
  • Chambers USA – America’s Leading Business Lawyers guide, Healthcare, 2005-2022; Healthcare: Transactional, 2013-2018
  • Holland & Knight Pro Bono All-Star, 2020, 2021
  • Power Leader in Health Care, South Florida Business Journal, 2012, 2013
  • Top 25 Influential Business Women, South Florida Business Journal, 2011
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine, 2006-2010, 2012, 2013, 2021
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, Top 50 Florida Women Lawyers, 2007-2009
  • Diversity Magazine, The Most Powerful and Influential Women in Florida, 2009
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • University of Miami Law Review

Holland & Knight LLP.

With nearly 100 years of combined experience in the industry, members of our Healthcare & Life Sciences Team are on the leading edge of industry developments, and we can help you adapt your business strategy to effectively seize opportunities while avoiding risks. We represent the full range of healthcare-related businesses, including all providers along the care continuum, managed care organizations, health plans, third party administrators, provider networks, integrated delivery systems, management services organizations, managed care companies, manufacturers, healthcare technology companies, distributors, suppliers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, biotechnology firms, venture capital firms and private equity firms, in all aspects of their regulatory issues and business operations, including:

  • Corporate Services: Our team has extensive experience handling healthcare transactions and can assist you with business planning and structuring, contracts and agreements, mergers and acquisitions and tax planning, all with an aim toward helping you operate more effectively and efficiently.
  • Data Privacy and Security: It is critical for healthcare and life science companies to effectively manage data privacy and security matters and comply with the growing number of related regulations, best practices and regulator guidance. We can provide you with highly experienced technical and legal counsel on a wide array of issues, from de-identifying clinical trial data sets and patient information, managing mobile and Bring Your Own devices, working with mobile apps and network-aware medical devices, and complying with HIPAA and HITECH, to handling website data collection, use and sharing. We can also help prevent or deal with data and security breaches, assist you in responding to government investigations and provide guidance on international data transfer compliance.
  • Financial Services: Healthcare and life sciences operations require significant financial capital and our team can help you secure the necessary funding to achieve your business objectives, whether you are just getting started or are expanding your business.
  • Insurance: With the prevalence of liability issues confronting the healthcare and life sciences industry, we can help you anticipate risks and protect your interests through effective insurance planning.
  • Intellectual Property: In the highly competitive world of life sciences, protecting your intellectual property is critical to your success. Members of our team can help you safeguard your innovations by prosecuting patents; maintaining your portfolio; registering, protecting and litigating your patents and negotiating licensing agreements.
  • International: Our team can help you capitalize on the expanding global market by helping you address international trade compliance issues related to your medical devices and products.
  • Labor, Employment and Benefits: We can assist you in managing your company’s most valuable asset – your human capital – by guiding you through common employment issues such as policies, training and benefits as well as issues that are critical to the healthcare and life sciences industry such as the safeguarding of trade secrets and enforcement of non-competes.
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution: Disputes are a common occurrence within the healthcare and life sciences industry and, when a dispute arises, our team will quickly respond to defend your interests and seek the most desirable outcome possible so you can get back to business.
  • Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations: If you are a healthcare provider or research organization that is structured as a nonprofit entity, we can help you safely navigate the evolving rules and regulations that govern tax-exempt organizations.
  • Public Policy & Regulation: While public policy related to healthcare and life sciences is often contentious and always evolving, our team has a thorough understanding of legislative and regulatory proceedings and can help you advance your interests. In addition, we can provide you with regulatory counseling, including early guidance and advice, so you can achieve and maintain compliance with healthcare regulations such as HIPAA, HITECH and the Affordable Care Act.
  • Real Estate: We can assist you with the unique issues that accompany the acquisition, development, structuring, leasing, financing and disposition of properties that are used in connection with healthcare and biotechnology operations.
  • White Collar Defense and Investigations: Participants in the healthcare industry face increased risk and potentially devastating consequences arising from allegations of fraud and abuse. We can help you protect your interests by advising you on compliance with federal fraud and abuse statutes – including the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback statute, the Stark Self-Referral Rules and safe harbors. In the event of an allegation, we can defend your interests in enforcement actions as well as investigations by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General and the U.S. Department of Justice.