Stephen D. Zubiago

Stephen Zubiago represents a variety of middle market clients with a focus on the health care and insurance industries. He advises clients on a range of corporate and regulatory matters. Within the firm, Stephen serves as head of the Business and Finance Department and sits on the firm’s Management Committee.

What do you focus on?

I represent health care providers on corporate transactions ranging from hospital deals to physician deals. I also advise these providers on regulatory matters with respect to federal and state requirements. My counsel for insurers includes corporate and regulatory advice specifically focused on state requirements.

What do you see on the horizon?

In health care, I see an era of rapid change with providers being required to reconfigure the way they provide care and to adapt to changing reimbursement methods. Providers who adapt will thrive and providers who don’t will see their income stagnate and struggle to meet their mission. I stand ready to help our clients adapt to such changes and to thrive.  

How RI employers can assist in combating opioid crisis

Providence Business News | April 12, 2018

This article on how employers can help curb opioid-related deaths in Rhode Island was co-written by Business and Finance Department Chair Steve Zubiago, Providence health care partner Chris Browning and associate Mike Gorfinkle.


Stephen D. Zubiago

Department Head, Business & Finance


Phone: 401-454-1017


Phone: 617-345-6094

Fax: 866-947-1432

Marquette University, J.D.

Brown University, B.A.

Rhode Island


Stephen was selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 in the fields of Administrative/Regulatory Law; Health Care Law; and Insurance Law. Stephen has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2007, and was also recognized as Providence “Lawyer of the Year” in the field of Administrative/Regulatory Law in 2017 and 2020 and Health Care Law in 2014.

Stephen is a member of Nixon Peabody’s nationally recognized Health Care practice, which was awarded the Health Care “Law Firm of The Year” in the 2016 edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”

Stephen has been named a Recognized Practitioner in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 for Corporate/Commercial (Rhode Island). He has also been recognized in Chambers in previous years.

Stephen has also been recognized as a “Rhode Island Super Lawyer” in Health Care and Administrative Law based on a peer-review survey by Thomson Reuters from 2007 to 2011.

Stephen is a board member of Healthcentric Advisors. He is the local counsel to the Rhode Island Property & Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association. Stephen is also a member of the Advisory Committee of Freedom National Bank and the Classical High School Alumni Association.

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