Victor S. Kostro, P.A.
Victor S. Kostro has extensive experience as a corporate, transactional, healthcare attorney having recently served as Associate Corporate Counsel/Corporate Risk Manager for Health First, Inc., where he often served as lead attorney over substantive corporate transactions. He provided advice and counsel to Health First Physician's, Inc., as well as to the Board of Directors, executive and hospital leadership, and department heads. In his role as in-house counsel, Mr. Kostro provided representation related to physician employment, practice sales/acquisitions, regulatory and compliance issues, peer review and disciplinary actions, and counseled on issues related to fraud and abuse, anti-kickback laws and the False Claims Act. In addition, he managed the entity's Risk Management Department, which included oversight of all medical negligence and personal injury claims asserted against the entity, its hospitals and physicians. Mr. Kostro is well versed in entity formation and contractual matters, including employment, real estate, shareholder and partnership agreements and purchase and sale agreements.
Additionally, he also previously worked in private practice, having started his career in Melbourne, Florida twenty years ago where he gained experience in the areas of estate planning, probate, estate and trust administration, guardianship, elder law, Medicaid planning and tax representation before the Internal Revenue Service and various government agencies. He holds a Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.) from the University of Florida. Vic assists individuals and families in planning and implementing their intentions regarding asset distribution, estate and trust administration, charitable gift planning, and business succession and provides counsel on achieving tax-efficient transfers of wealth.