Saif Kasmikha is a managing partner and co-founder of Midwest Legal Partners LLC. Mr. Kasmikha focuses his practice on healthcare law and corporate law, specifically the transactional aspects of healthcare. Mr. Kasmikha represents physicians, hospitals, clinics, and other health institutions. His areas of practice include HIPAA, Stark Law, Anti-kickback Statutes, Fraud and Abuse claims, physician recruitment, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, and strategic business consultations of hospitals and physician-owned practices. Mr. Kasmikha has been instrumental in the formation of a physician-owned hospital, handles cases involving third party payers and reimbursement matters, and the future of electronic medical records (EMR). Mr. Kasmikha’s experience in business law has allowed him to start up various business entities, handle tax matters associated with corporate clients, create operating agreements for limited liability companies (LLCs), and advise on both legal and business matters for clients. He has also drafted buy-sell agreements, purchase agreements, and landlord-tenant contracts; reviewed promissory notes, and negotiated contracts with bank lenders. Additionally, Mr. Kasmikha’s education and experience has allowed him to take on various complex litigation matters, which include insurance defense, disputes between pharmaceutical companies, and medical malpractice cases. He received his BA at the James Madison College at Michigan State University and completed a dual-degree JD/MBA program at Loyola University-Chicago. Saif also serves as a compliance and risk advisor for Humana’s national healthcare operations. Mr. Kasmikha is licensed to practice law in Michigan and Illinois.
Ms. Yono graduated magna cum laude from the University of Detroit Mercy with a B.A. in Political Science and minors in both Business Administration and Spanish. She is a graduate of the University Of Detroit Mercy School Of Law, where she served on the Moot Court Team and competed in the Patrick A. Keenan Appellate Advocacy Competition. She also received the Dean’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence.
Prior to joining the firm, Cohen, Lerner, & Rabinovitz, P.C., Ms. Yono clerked for the Honorable Judge Leo Bowman of the Oakland County Circuit Court. Ms. Yono is an active member of the Oakland County Bar Association’s New Lawyer’s Committee. She was elected and currently serves on their Board of Directors. Ms. Yono is admitted to practice in the State of Michigan.
Prior to joining Howard & Howard, Mr. Yaldo was a Summer Associate with the firm. His prior work experience includes several years of owning and operating a successful family business and two years working as an accountant.
Mr. Yaldo received his B.S.B.A., summa cum laude, from Wayne State University in 2008 and his J.D., magna cum laude, from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2011, where he was the Managing Editor of the Law Review and participated in many national moot court competitions. Prior to graduation from law school, Mr. Yaldo was inducted into the Order of Barristers National Society for excellence in oral advocacy and brief writing. He received many honors and awards regarding his oral advocacy and brief writing skills throughout law school. Mr. Yaldo is licensed to practice in the State of Michigan.
Ms. Elia received her Juris Doctorate with honors, from the Michigan State University College of Law and received a bachelor’s degree with honors in both Political Science and in Philosophy from the University of Michigan.