What Clients Say

"Michael's legal expertise was a valuable asset in helping me become the first Doctor of Chiropractic credentialed at a major teaching hospital in the United States....

"...Michael had a firm grasp of the legal, bureaucratic, and political aspects of the credentialing process. In negotiating my employment contract, Michael expertly navigated the complex considerations in bringing my established practice to an Integrative Health Care Center at a major medical institution, without compromising my scope of practice. I am grateful for his guidance. Michael continues to be a nuts-and-bolts visionary in the field of Integrative Medicine Law." - Karen Erickson, D.C., and founding Director of Chiropractic, The Continuum Center for Health and Healing, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York

"Michael is a superb business lawyer. His keen intellect and skillful instincts helped our company navigate the complex waters of international contracts. Michael's cogent, persuasive brief for our recent international mediation and arbitration was invaluable in securing our award. Michael is understanding, easy to work with. He gets the job done at competitive rates and with pleasing efficiency. We have confidence in him to handle our case; he gives valuable advise to the client." Annie Tsang and Gechen Wang, Silver Oasis Technology Limited (Hong Kong, Beijing, and Los Angeles).

"Our conversations and the work you did were very helpful. I needed a solid opinion on the issues, and you provided this. You also pointed to a wealth of very useful information by directing me to look at the Federation of State Medical Boards site. From there, I also learned that the American Medical Association had a whole ethics division which I spent many hours researching. That in turn gave me tons of information regarding the email consultation issue and website issues. The disclaimer you put together will also be helpful. Thank you." - GW, M.D. (neurologist)

"We finally have some improved language in our massage therapy statutes. Many thanks for your help in moving us forward! You may recognize some of the language you offered us to use in our earlier communications with the Senator." - Best regards, Steve Kitts, Executive Director, Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy.

"I have nothing but the highest regard for Michael. He was forthright, honest and demonstrated a lot of integrity. He stayed within the bounds of our agreement with respect to costs and I know that he truly does support the practice of CAM. I would wholeheartedly give my recommendation to you." - Ronald D. Whitmont, M.D.

"What you have done has been quite thorough and helpful, and I believe I can rely on your advice to proceed in practice with confidence and care." Robert A. Pendergrast, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., Director, Aiken-Augusta Holistic Health.

"I believe as CAM practice moves into this integrative phase, understanding legal, scope of practice, and professional identity issues more clearly is crucial. I've watched individual clinicians make their tenuous attempts at collaboration, and sometimes the result is very painful and difficult. Looking at CAM from a legal angle allows us to examine the boundaries in our society that contain what is going on in healthcare. THANK YOU for the scope of what you are doing and also the subtlety. There is so much more to safe practice than whether or not a person is a quack!" Lisa Yater, LCSW, BCIAC, Founder, Seek the Frontier Clinicians Network.

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"Thank you for being such a visionary. The world needs more people like you." Jayne Juvan, Esq. (Juvan's Health Law Update)

"It is not often that you meet someone who has an inspirational and professional understanding of the Bridges that need to be built in order to heal humanity." The Phytobiophysics Foundation

"Professor Michael Cohen, practicing attorney, Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard School of Medicine, and Assistant Professor at Harvard School of Public Health, was kind enough to notify me of the existence of his Complementary & Alternative Medicine ("CAM") Law Blog. I've only just begun to read the blog, but I have already found lots of interesting posts there. I find CAM both absolutely fascinating, and a topic well suited for a medical humanities analysis. Highly recommended." Daniel Golderg, Esq., Research S. Professor, Health Law & Policy Institute, University of Houston Law Center and publisher of the Medical Humanities Blog.

"I have been a fan of your work since the long AZ Law Review piece in 96 or so ..." John Weeks, The Integrator Blog

"Useful resource for holistic practitioners: Boston-area Attorney Michael H. Cohen's CamLaw Blog -- The Complementary and Alternative Medicine Law Blog. Covers latest developments affecting practice of alternative medicine, as well as updates on key issues. While Cohen is a legal wonk who specializes in litigation affecting the practice of complementary and alternative medicine, he writes clearly and provides a much-needed service with this blog. No gobbledly-gook here. Just the straight dope." Mind-Body-Spirit Journal

"CAMLaw continues to add extremely informative articles worthy of a read and consideration." Bob Carroll, Esq. of Perenich, Carroll, Perenich, Avril, Caulfield & Noyes, P.A. (Florida).

"The Complementary and Alternative Medicine Law blog links to me this week, as well. I've been keeping an eye on this blog for a while; it started out slowly but has become quite a good resource." The Mommy Blawg

"Many thanks for your chapter. I have read it with great pleasure. The quality of scholarship and erudition is first rate and it will be an invaluable addition to the volume." MD reviewer in Family and Community Medicine department.

"Cohen does for medicine what Kuhn did for science in The Structure of Scientific Revolutions." Rosemarie Tong, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor in Health Care Ethics at the Center for Professional and Applied Ethics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

See Reviews of Michael's Work and Michael's Speaking for more comments by leaders in medicine, allied and complementary healthcare, ethics, philosophy and the humanities, public policy, and law.


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