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Serene K. Zeni

Of Counsel


Serene K. Zeni, Of Counsel at Dickinson Wright, is a health care attorney who has devoted her entire career to health law. Serene represents health professionals and healthcare organizations in a vast array of contexts. Serene establishes quality, risk management, and compliance programs and assists her clients in maintaining such programs. Her clients tend to establish long-term relationships with her, retaining her expertise in every aspect of their practice, from simple contract review and negotiation to aiding them in structuring an entirely new organization. Serene assists clients in finding new and compliant ways to generate revenue, such as integrating concierge models, attracting medical tourists, and incorporating technology. Many of Serene’s clients are entrepreneurs leading the healthcare industry in new business models, from aesthetic medical spas to innovative care delivery franchises. Beyond the basic business of healthcare, Serene has extensive experience helping her clients manage administrative law matters, whether defending a professional’s license against state prosecution or addressing controversies with state and federal agencies. Serene’s clients are health professionals; large and small organizations; and business people looking to enter the healthcare field as consultants, app-developer, laboratory owners, etc. Her clients are located throughout the United States and extend into regions of Canada and the Middle East.

Serene’s background provides the foundation for her strength as a healthcare attorney. After her admission into the State Bar of Michigan in 2006, the Michigan Attorney General appointed her an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan. In her capacity as an Assistant Attorney General, Serene represented various state agencies, primarily representing the health professional boards. Through her work as an Assistant Attorney General, Serene recognized a need to aid health professionals who were largely overburdened by the vast field of state and federal regulation. As such, she began private practice in 2009 representing health professionals to guide them, their practices, and their ventures through health regulation to mitigate risk and comply with the laws while still experiencing success.

Professional Involvement

  • American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
  • Health Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan
  • Information Technology Section of the State Bar of Michigan

Community Involvement

  • WISDOM - Women’s Interfaith Solutions for Dialogue and Outreach in Metro Detroit, Advisory Board Member
  • Mitzvah Day & Muslim Volunteer Day
  • 5 Women 5 Journies


  • Story Behind 'The SGR Fix' in 900 Words or Less - Healthcare Michigan, May 2015
  • "When It's Time to Consider Stark," The General Practitioner
  • "PPACA’s Impact On Healthcare Payment Systems Involving Active-Duty Military Service Members, Veterans, And American Indians And Alaska Natives," American Health Lawyers Association, Health Lawyers Weekly, Vol. 10, Issue 47, November 30, 2012
  • "The Business of Medicine for the Independent Practitioner Under the Affordable Care Act," Michigan Business Law Journal
  • Presenter, "Physician Compensation Reform: How You Will Get Paid," Physician Webinar Series
  • Presenter, "Entrepreneurial Medicine: Opportunities to Enhance Your Practice and Bottom Line," Physician Webinar Series
  • Presenter, "The Economics of Medical Practice under HIPAA/HITECH," Physician Webinar Series