Ross T. Yates is an Associate in the Health Care industry group, focusing primarily on health care regulatory matters and mergers and acquisitions. He practices out of the Firm’s office in Evansville, Indiana.
Ross routinely advises physicians, surgeons, physician groups, ambulatory surgical centers, pharmacies, dentists, and other providers in navigating the heavily regulated healthcare industry and managing complex issues by recommending practical, innovative, and informed strategies to allow them to achieve their business goals.
Health care clients frequently look to Ross to provide in-depth analysis and advice regarding state and federal regulatory issues including Stark law, Anti-Kickback Statute, and fraud and abuse laws, and the structuring of business relationships and transactions to maintain regulatory compliance. As part of his health care practice, Ross regularly provides counsel regarding HIPAA/HITECH compliance, data privacy and security compliance programs, breach notification laws, and electronic health record vendor agreements. Health care clients turn to Ross regarding professional licensure actions, intellectual property matters, professional and management service agreements, and corporate and operational matters.
In addition to his health care practice, Ross provides corporate legal counsel to clients in various industries by providing advice regarding entity formation, mergers and acquisitions due diligence, and the drafting of commercial transaction documents such as stock and asset purchase agreements, and commercial real estate and equipment lease arrangements.
Ross has over a decade of experience helping people, businesses, and executives manage complex matters and emergency situations, should they arise. Having worked in emergency medical services as well as a large surgery practice prior to law school, health care clients appreciate the unique perspective Ross brings to understanding their business. In fact, while working as a firefighter and EMT during undergraduate and graduate school, he delivered a baby in an emergency situation on not one, but two occasions.
Ross earned his law degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, where he completed a Graduate Certificate in Health Law at the William and Christine Hall Center for Law and Health. Prior to law school, Ross received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from Marshall University, where he conducted graduate research on gastrointestinal illness infection rates in West Virginia.
Outside of the office, Ross enjoys traveling, playing golf, and spending time at the lake.