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Mr. Richard Devon Sanders

Southern Health Lawyers LLC


RICHARD D. SANDERS represents a variety of corporate clients and healthcare providers on a broad range of issues, including business transactions, fraud and abuse compliance (Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark), Certificate of Need (CON) issues, medical staff credentialing, Medicare reimbursement, antitrust policy, legislative activities, and assisting businesses in their relationships with federal and state regulatory agencies. Rich advises clients in the formation of corporate entities and has represented his clients on a wide variety of corporate transactional work including corporate financings, private placements and corporate and regulatory compliance.SOUTHERN HEALTH LAWYERS, LLC has an active mergers and acquisitions practice, including work on stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, mergers and other forms of business combinations. Rich has been named to The Best Lawyers in America for 2011-present, and the firm has separately been named to Best Lawyers, as well. He has extensive experience representing hospital clients and healthcare providers in mediation and arbitration. In addition,  he serves a neutral in arbitration and mediation with the American Health Lawyers Association Dispute Resolution Service. After graduating from Duke University in 1992 with a double-major in political science and history, Rich earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Emory University School of Law in 1996. Rich currently serves on the adjunct faculty at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and teaches courses in business and regulatory law. In 2004, he was awarded Professor of the Year. Rich is a former intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy, where he worked with an Atlanta-based unit supporting the U.S. Sixth Fleet in Naples, Italy. Rich is the creator and founder of the charitable organization St. Michael’s Mission, Inc., a ministry organized to assist and serve veterans of the armed services. Rich is very active in the community as a member of various non-profit organizations. He is also very involved in his home church of St. Philip’s Cathedral. He and his family live in Buckhead.