Sanders Rehaste Sternshein & Harvey, LLP

Attorneys for Healthcare Providers


Gary Sanders founded the firm in 1988. Rita Rehaste joined the firm in 1990 and became a partner in 1996. The Firm is now known as Sanders Rehaste Sternshein & Harvey, LLP. The Firm’s goal is to be a boutique transactions and collections reimbursement healthcare law firm that provides clients with quality legal services at reasonable prices. The Firm’s client base and staff have grown significantly since 1988, but our goals remain the same.
The Firm represents clients involved in the operation, ownership and management of long-term care, assisted living and other senior housing facilities located predominantly in California. We also represent home health agencies, hospice companies, pharmacies, rehabilitation companies and other healthcare-related entities in both the profit and non-profit sectors of the healthcare industry. The Transactions Department handles real property and business transactions from letter of intent to closing and financing transactions with a variety of institutional lenders, including HUD. The Transactions Department also prepares and reviews management agreements, leases and other contracts on behalf of healthcare providers.
The Firm has handled thousands of purchase, sale and leasehold transactions of long-term care facilities. The Firm’s Collections and Reimbursement Department assists clients with reimbursement issues that arise in the daily operation of their facilities. In this area of representation, the Firm assists clients in recovering accounts receivables from Medi-Cal, Medicare, private insurance, managed care and private pay accounts.
The Firm has extensive experience related to Medi-Cal long term care eligibility, including numerous administrative appeals. Because our attorneys have been actively involved in Medi-Cal eligibility and appeals for over two decades, we have acquired an extensive library of formal and informal agency rulings and guidelines which are not generally available. These resources are critical to interpreting complex provisions of the laws and regulations governing Medi-Cal.