Serene Katranji

Of Counsel

Assistant - Maureen Hirsch -

Serene Katranji is a nationally recognized expert in health care law and Chair of Seyburn’s Health Care Practice Group.  She served as a Michigan Assistant Attorney General where she represented and advised health professional boards and prosecuted bad actors in the health professions.  In 2013, Ms. Katranji earned a Masters of Law from Loyola University’s Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy.  In addition, she serves as a leader for the American Health Lawyer’s Association and is regularly sought to publish and speak at the local and national level.

Ms. Katranji represents providers and organizations in every facet of health care. She leads her clients through complex transactions, including joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, establishing and managing ambulatory surgical centers, provides guidance on cyber-security initiatives, and develops risk management and compliance policies and procedures.  Ms. Katranji is uniquely qualified in regulatory and licensing matters, including interpretive guidance, applications, defense, or appeals at the state and federal level; and serves as a subject matter support expert in state and federal investigations and litigation.  Ms. Katranji handles internal audits, billing disputes, compliance implementation, and employment and organizational restructuring to improve compliance and reduce liability risk exposure.

Ms. Katranji is known as a strategist in emerging health care markets, such as cultivating private equity opportunities, establishing a medical spa, expanding patient access through medical tourism, compliantly developing cash-based revenues like concierge programs, expanding innovative care delivery franchises, and uncapping the quantitative and qualitative value of physical and behavioral medicine integration to both patient and provider.  Because of Ms. Katranji’s experience in state government, she has the uncommon ability to advise and guide organizations transitioning from single state to multi-state presence and address regulatory issues, whether involving interpretive guidance pertaining to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or a state regulatory question on a nuanced subject matter like personal injury care reimbursement.

Ms. Katranji has counseled and continues to counsel top tier health care organizations regardless of size or specialty, having represented and advised insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, health systems, health care providers and provider groups, laboratories, and numerous other entities in the health care industry.  She is known for her eagerness to provide her clients with compliant solutions, sharing in her client’s ambition for success, and investing in her client’s goals.  Top publications, such as Crain’s Detroit, DBusiness, and Super Lawyers, have repeatedly rated Ms. Katranji as a top health care lawyer.


Affordable Care act under Trump’s Administration, The Knowledge Group Presentation (March 16, 2017)
The New Administration’s Healthcare Reform Must Sustain Independent Medical Practice, Healthcare Michigan Article (February 10, 2017)
Understanding the Recent Changes to the Stark Law Regulations: What Lies Ahead in 2016 and Beyond Live Webcast, The Knowledge Group Presentation (November 3, 2016)
Fundamentals of Behavioral Health Law, Chapter: “Integration of Behavioral Health with Physical Medicine”,AHLA (2016)
Legal Pitfalls for Naturopathic Physicians Practicing in Michigan Webinar, Michigan Association of Naturopathic Physicians Presentation (June 15, 2015)
Story Behind ‘The SGR Fix’ in 900 Words or Less, Healthcare Michigan Article (May 2015)
The Business of Medicine for the Independent Practitioner Under the Affordable Care Act, Michigan Business Law Journal Article (Summer 2013)
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and Global Trends in Health Care Law, National Arab American Medical Association (NAAMA) Presentation (July 3, 2013)
PPACA’s Impact On Healthcare Payment Systems Involving Active-Duty Military Service Members, Veterans, American Indians And Alaska Natives, AHLA Health Lawyers Weekly Article (November 30, 2012)
When It’s Time to Consider Stark, The General Practitioner (September/October 2012)
Stark Realities of the Stark Laws, NAAMA Nationwide Webinar (March 24, 2010)
“Face to Faith” Series and “Five Women Five Journeys” Series, WISDOM Presentations (2012-2016)

Memberships/ Associations


American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), Alternative Dispute Resolution Vice Chair (2016 – present) and Leadership Development Program for Health Care Liability and Litigation Group (Completed 2016-17)
WSU Moot Court Society (2016-Present)
Deal Neutral Project Work Group, AHLA, (2014 – 15)

Civic / Community

Project Healthy Communities, Board Member (2017 – present)
Wayne State University Law School Moot Court, Coach (2016 – present)
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Transactional Competition Judge (2015 – present)
American Muslim Health Professionals, Former Executive Secretary (2016 – 17)
Jewish Community Relations Council and Michigan Muslim Community Council, Mitzvah Day and Muslim
Volunteer Day Organizer (2015)
State Bar of Michigan, Health Law Section Member
Wayne State University Free Legal Aid Clinic, Donor
Wayne State University Post 9/11 Minorities Civil Rights Fellowship, Donor
Women’s Interfaith Solutions for Dialogue and Outreach in Metro Detroit (WISDOM), Former Board Member


Hour Magazine, 2017 Top Women Lawyer
DBusiness Magazine, 2016 Top Lawyer and 2016 Top Woman Lawyer
Super Lawyers, 2015 and 2016 Rising Star in Health Law