Contact Information


2200 Wells Fargo Center
90 S. Seventh Street

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402

T: +1 612 766 7923
F: +1 612 766 1600


Harvard Law School
J.D., magna cum laude (1999)
Trinity College, Dublin
University of Notre Dame
B.A., with highest honors, Phi Beta Kappa (1992)

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Gina M. Kastel


Gina Kastel helps a wide range of health care and nonprofit organizations navigate regulatory complexity and manage legal risk. She enjoys helping clients solve problems and takes a pragmatic, business-focused approach to client counseling and advising. Gina is a member of the firm’s management board and its executive committee.

Health Care

  • Advise health care providers, medical device manufacturers, consulting organizations and software companies regarding health information privacy and security issues, including compliance with HIPAA's privacy and security regulations, state medical records laws, and the federal substance abuse records act
  • Assist clients in assessing and remediating data security breaches and providing notice to affected individuals and government agencies
  • Advise hospitals, physician practices and medical device manufacturers regarding compliance with the federal Anti-Kickback statute, Stark Law, False Claims Act, Physician Payments Sunshine Act and similar state laws
  • Help clients comply with facility and individual practitioner licensure requirements, including prohibitions on the corporate practice of medicine, fee splitting and referral restrictions
  • Represent health care entities in internal investigations and actions brought by the Office of Inspector General, Department of Justice, Office of Civil Rights and Minnesota Attorney General
  • Assist clients in mergers, acquisitions, and forming and restructuring joint ventures, subsidiaries and other affiliates

Exempt Organizations

  • Counsel public charities, private foundations, trade associations and other exempt organizations on maintaining their tax-exempt status, complying with the private foundation excise tax rules and avoiding excess benefit transactions
  • Advise charitable organizations on charitable solicitation laws
  • Assist with corporate transactions, including the formation of for-profit and nonprofit subsidiaries
  • Represent nonprofit organizations in IRS audits
  • Advise nonprofit boards of directors regarding corporate governance, fiduciary duties, executive compensation and managing conflicts of interest
  • Counsel boards and staff regarding administration of endowment funds and other restricted gifts

Professional Associations

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • IRS Tax-Exempt/Governmental Entities Council, Great Lakes Region
  • Minnesota State Bar Association — Health Law Section (Governing Council, Chair) and Nonprofit Corporations Committee

Civic Activities

  • Jeremiah Program — Board Member
  • Ten Thousand Things Theater Company — Immediate Past Chair, Board Member


  • Exercising Fiduciary Responsibilities and Working with Your Board
    Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy, 2014 
  • A Tax on Insiders: Avoiding Excess Benefit Transactions, Private Inurement and Private Benefit
    Colorado Healthcare Financial Management Association, 2014
  • HIPAA Compliance 2.0 for Business Associates Under the New Rule
    Strafford, 2014
  • Disgruntled Donors and Difficult Gifts
    Minnesota CLE, 2014
  • Reporting PHI Breaches Under the New Omnibus and Obamacare Thresholds
    Minnesota Health Privacy Summit, Twin Cities Privacy Network, 2013
  • Tax-Exempt Status for Nonprofit Hospitals — Are You in Jeopardy of Noncompliance?
    10th Annual American Health Care Congress, Anaheim, California, 2013
  • The New HIPAA Regulations: 138 Pages Distilled for the Practitioner
    Minnesota CLE, 2013
  • HIPAA 2013: Don't Get Run Over by the Omnibus
    Minnesota Privacy Summit, 2013
  • Foundation Law 201
    Minnesota Council on Foundations, 2013
  • Key HIPAA Changes
    Minnesota E-Health Summit, 2013
  • Contract Negotiation and Drafting
    Minnesota CLE, 2013
  • Omnibus HIPAA Rule: Impact on Covered Entities
    Strafford, 2013
  • Community Health Needs Assessments
    Minnesota Hospital Association, 2012
  • HIPAA Privacy and Security: Surviving Heightened Enforcement
    HIPAA Summit West, 2011
  • Classes of Federal Tax Exemption
    Minnesota CLE, 2011
  • Legal Basics for Corporate Grantmakers
    Minnesota Council on Foundations, 2011


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