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Chad leads the firm’s Health Care Innovation Industry Team. His focus on the health care industry provides him an opportunity to advise businesses and health care entities in corporate matters, formation and structuring, contract negotiation, and regulatory compliance. He works with publicly traded and privately owned health care entities, including a wide range of not-for-profit organizations.

He has assisted numerous hospitals, physician practices, ancillary service providers and related entities on mergers, acquisitions and clinical integrations and issues pertaining to Stark, anti-kickback, billing compliance, recovery auditor programs, HIPAA, licensing, health care reform and other regulatory and transactional aspects of the industry.

Chad also advises not-for-profit organizations on governance and policy issues, IRS compliance, and Form 990 issues. Prior to graduating from Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Chad taught English at the secondary and collegiate levels.

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Legal Work Highlights

Led merger of three substantial health care non-profit organizations.

Led $5 million sale of hospital outpatient department to national provider.

Led acquisition of multi-facility OB/GYN practice by a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).

Led and assisted with numerous formations of management services organizations, including ophthalmology and anesthesia specialties.

Assisted with formation of numerous clinically integrated networks, including Medicare Accountable Care Organization (ACO).

Led significant regulatory compliance project addressing 39 states and federal regulations for publicly traded health care company.

Assisted with structuring, negotiating and completing purchase of long term care pharmacy including transfer of over 100 licenses.

Assisted with structuring, negotiating and completing sale of private pharmacy to a public company.

Assisted Free Health Center in formation, credentialing, and obtaining FTCA immunity for board members, officers and volunteers.

Serves as outside general counsel to large Federally Qualified Health Center in Southern Kentucky.

Obtained complete reversal, without any payment obligation, in an appeal of a physician’s exclusion from Medicare.

Obtained complete reversal and full refund of RAC denial with extrapolated overpayment in excess of $250,000.

Assisted health system in purchase of hospital, from both a transactional and regulatory perspective.

Annually advises billion-dollar non-profit hospital organization with Form 990 compliance including its community health needs assessment and 501(r) compliance.

Presented to numerous not-for-profit Board of Directors’ regarding governance issues and Form 990 implications.

Negotiated numerous Business Associate Agreements regarding HITECH Amendments and Breach Notification provisions.

Handled countless HIPAA privacy matters, risk assessments and releases of medical information and development of HIPAA training and compliance programs.

Obtained numerous 501(c)(3) determination letters including for hospitals.


Law School

Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase, College of Law, J.D., 2009, summa cum laude

Graduate School

University of Kentucky, M.A., 2000, in secondary education

Undergraduate School

University of Kentucky, B.A., 1998, major in English, minor in philosophy

Bar Memberships

Chad is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Ohio, 2009


Local & National Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America®; Health Care Law, 2024

Recipient of Ohio State Bar Foundation Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and under, 2015

FBT Mentor of the Year, 2013

Recipient of the Chase Fellowship Scholarship, 2006, 2007, and 2008

Northern Kentucky Law Review, Associate Editor

CALI Award (highest grade in class) Contracts II, Corporations, National Security, and Criminal Procedure

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Ohio State Bar Association, 2009-present

Junior Achievement volunteer, 2013-2015

Pro Bono Partnership, firm liaison and volunteer

United Way Emerging Leader, 2010-present

American Health Lawyers Association, 2009-present


Chad was invited to speak at the following events:

“How Blockchain Will Affect HIPAA,” Speaker 2016, BTC Media: Distributed Health

“Managed Care Update,” HFMA Annual Meeting, Southwest Ohio Chapter, May 18, 2012

501(c)(3) and What it Means, presenter 2011-2015

IRS Form 990 Crash Course, presenter 2011

Recovery Audit Contractor Program, Panelist 2010

Healthcare Deal Making Summit, co-presenter 2014

Major Publications

Chad is an author or contributor to the following publications:

Contributor: “Electronic Monitoring of Adherence in Clinical Care: Ethical and Practical Considerations”, American Psychological Association, 2022, Vol .10, No. 4, 452-461

Co-Author: Health care compliance precautions in private equity: an ounce of prevention…” Reuters Legal News, December 22, 2022, with Darren Skyles and Patrick LaRue

Health Care Program Compliance Guide, Ch. 1001, “Hospitals-Admissions and Discharges.” Bloomberg BNA, 2016

“The Two-Midnight Rule and the Irreverent Observation Status,” Bloomberg BNA, Health Law Resource Center, 2014

Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board: The Decision That Corporate America May Forever Be Waiting For, 36 n. ky. l. rev. 146

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