INSTRUCTOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
OFFICE: WB 264
Charles Kaiser joined the faculty of Weber State University in 2012 and serves as an instructor of business administration at the Goddard School of Business & Economics. He also serves as a member of the Institutional Review Board, member of the Goddard School’s Assurance of Learning Committee, liaison between the Goddard School and the WSU Athletic Department and a member of the Goddard School’s Hearing Process Committee.
Kaiser holds a Juris Doctorate from the St. Louis University School of Law and a Master of Arts in health administration from St. Louis University. He teaches a variety of management courses in the Goddard School’s undergraduate and MBA programs (e.g., Legal Environment of Business, Survey of Business Law, Business Ethics/Environmental Responsibility, Contract Management, etc.).
Prior to joining the faculty, Kaiser was engaged in the practice of law in private law firms (federal and state court litigation, etc.) and held general counsel and president positions in the health care industry. He has also been a member of state and federal court bars and the Bar of the United States Supreme Court.
JD, St. Louis University School of Law, 1984
MA, Hospital and health care administration - St. Louis University, 1984
BA, Biology - The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, 1979
United States Supreme Court Bar – Admitted in 1999
2003 to 2007
General Counsel/Consultant, R & W Holdings, L.L.C.- St. Louis, Missouri (successor to prior employer)
Counsel to real estate and health care facility holding company. Directed eleven facility divestiture/lease transaction and oversaw development, financing and construction of two health care facilities. Responsibilities:
- Financial Review and Budgeting
- Liaison with Lenders, Lessees, and Regulatory Entities
- Litigation Oversight and Liaison with Outside Counsel
- Evaluation of Prospective Transactions
1998 to 2002
President and In-House Counsel, American Healthcare Management, Inc. – St. Louis, Missouri
Corporate president, reporting to CEO, of health care company with 2,000 employees. Presided over expansion, through acquisition, from seven to twelve skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Overview of responsibilities:
- Transactional Review
- Selection of Facility Administrators and Corporate Office Directors
- ong-term Planning and Strategy
- Financial Policymaking
- Regulatory Compliance
- General Counsel
- Litigation – Trial Work and Oversight of Outside Counsel
1996 to 1997
Managing Attorney, Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. - St. Louis, Missouri
Managed all aspects of a six attorney, ten person legal staff while maintaining a caseload of insurance defense litigation. Responsibilities, in addition to complete responsibility for the preparation and trial of my caseload, included:
- Interviews and hiring.
- Budget forecasting and quarterly analysis.
- Implementation of new case management system.
- Implementation of new performance review program.
- Implementation of Flexible Work Options program.
1994 to 1996
Principal, Spalding and Cullen, P. C. - Chesterfield, Missouri
General corporate representation including first chair trial responsibilities for a broad range of clientele. Areas of expertise: Criminal prosecution, commercial transactions, real property
1990 to 1994
Associate, Herzog, Crebs &McGhee - St. Louis, Missouri
General corporate representation with an emphasis in federal and state litigation. Assistant city prosecutor. Responsible for all aspects of trial work including preparation, litigation management and appellate practice. Emphasis in health care law.
1984 to 1990
Associate, Guilfoil, Petzall & Sboemake - St. Louis, Missouri
Experience in all aspects of corporate and general litigation, with extensive experience in federal court litigation and preparation. Second chair trial experience. Areas of concentration: Tort law, appellate practice, commercial transactions.