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AV-Rated Healthcare Counsel. 27-Year Lawyer. Former Federal Law Clerk. AVVO Rated 10.

Kevin Little has over 27 years of experience as an attorney and is committed to protecting healthcare providers. He is a skilled, experienced problem solver who represents successful medical practices and other healthcare providers, licensed professionals and healthcare related business owners in transactions and difficult legal disputes. He is licensed to practice law in Georgia and South Carolina and often represents clients throughout the country in accordance with applicable requirements.

Kevin is a Georgia native. During law school, among other internships and clerkships, Kevin served in the IRS District Counsel’s office in Atlanta. Kevin worked his way through both college and law school. After completing his legal education, Kevin began his legal career with back-to-back Federal Judicial Clerkships, first for Hon. John S. Dalis, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Georgia (1991-1993), then for Hon. Dudley H. Bowen, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia (1993-1995). He then entered the private practice of law as a business litigation associate for Hicks Maloof & Campbell (now McKenna Long & Aldridge) in Atlanta, then held a similar position with Henderson & Salley (now Hull Barrett), in Aiken, South Carolina. Kevin has maintained his own law practice for over 21 years, both in partnership with other lawyers and as a solo practitioner.

Having extensive litigation-based experience representing healthcare providers, businesses and professionals in many state and federal courts, Kevin focuses his law practice exclusively on the healthcare industry, representing medical practices, individual physicians and physician groups, other licensed healthcare providers and professionals, and closely held healthcare-related businesses. Kevin advises and represents his healthcare clients in transactions, contracts and operations, often dealing with unique and esoteric regulatory, administrative and medical board matters. He also represents and advocates for his healthcare clients in complex civil litigation in state and federal court, at the trial and appellate levels, as well as arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution. He is licensed in Georgia and South Carolina. Kevin has held Martindale Hubbell’s prestigious AV-rating for over fifteen years and is rated “10” by AVVO. Read original client and peer reviews posted to AVVO here.

When not practicing law, Kevin enjoys cycling and other fitness activities, boating, golf, traveling abroad and, above all, the company of his family and friends.

Education

  • J.D., Georgia State University College of Law
    Honors and Activities: Moot Court Board, Moot Court Justice Brief Grader and Coach; Am. Jur. Award in Litigation, Am. Jur. Award in Secured Transactions
  • B.B.A., Augusta University

Speaking & Publications

  • Seminar, American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology’s Annual Business Conference in Atlanta, 2018: Building Your Practice with a Vision to Sell.
  • Physician Webinar: Physician as W2 or 1099? Why Proper Classification of a Physician as “Employee” or “Independent Contractor” is Essential, 2017
  • Stark Law and Other Self-Referral Laws that Physicians Need to Know: Physician Self-Referral Law Webinar, 2016
  • Physician Webinar: Physician Employment Agreements, 2015
  • The Ambulatory M&A Advisor: The Right Approach to Obtain a Good Physician Employment Agreement, 2015
  • InHealth Consulting & Educational Services National Tele-Class Series: Update on Physician Employment Agreements, 2014
  • InHealth Consulting & Educational Services National Tele-Class Series: Financial Ramifications for Physician Practices of ACA Deductibles, 2014
  • The Ambulatory M&A Advisor: Financial Ramifications for Physician Practices of ACA Deductibles: Getting Paid for “Affordable Care”, 2014
  • EfficiencyInHealth: The Affordable Care Act & Qui Tam Whistleblower Claims, 2014
  • Efficiencyinpractice: Financial Ramifications for Physician Practices of ACA Deductibles: Getting Paid for “Affordable Care”, 2014
  • Aiken Lunch/Learn Business Boot Camp Series: Must I Pay “Manager” for Overtime?, 2013
  • Medical Association of Georgia: Guidelines for Physician Review of Health Plan Contracts, 2013
  • Efficiencyinpractice: Guidelines for Physician Review of Health Plan Contracts, 2013

Representative Engagements

Litigation and other disputes

  • Complex business and corporate law disputes, state and federal courts, trials and appeals.
  • Medical Board and other license-related proceedings
  • National Practitioner Data Bank proceedings and appeals
  • Credentialing Disputes
  • Certificate of Need matters
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Physician compensation and employment
  • Non-compete and other restrictive covenants

Non-litigation

  • Healthcare joint venture transactions
  • Transactions involving regulatory issues, including the potential application of Stark Law, the Federal Anti-kickback statute, Civil Monetary Penalties Law, state self-referral laws, the corporate practice of medicine, HIPAA/HITECH, and similar healthcare laws and regulations
  • Physician employment contracts
  • Ownership agreements, including shareholder and operating agreements
  • Corporate bylaws; hospital bylaws
  • Compliance matters