Kathy Jacobs Tayon, Esq.



Legal Fields of Practice

Kathy has been practicing law in Florida for 30 years, and focuses her practice on the following for healthcare businesses and providers:

  • transactions and contracts, including acquisitions and mergers of companies, management agreements, employment agreements and other contractual agreements,  and
  • compliance with Federal and Florida healthcare self-referral, anti-kickback and patient brokering laws.  


Prior In-House Work for National and Florida Law Firms and Healthcare Company 

  • Fowler White Boggs, Ft. Lauderdale, FL                                                                             Shareholder, April 2006-June 2013     
  • McDermott, Will & Emery, Miami, FL
    Partner, January 1999-April 2006
    Associate, December 1994-December 1998
  • PhyMatrix/Gunster, West Palm Beach, FL
    Associate, January 1996-March 1997
  • Rogers, Towers, Jacksonville, FL
    Associate, July 1991-December 1994

Presentations, Publications and Education

  • “Understanding Physician Employment Contracts,” Speaker, Broward Health Hospital, September 2012
  • “Accountable Care Organizations” Hillsborough County, Florida Bar Association, Health Law Section, June 1, 2011
  • “Federal and Florida Healthcare Laws and Regulations Every Physician Should Know”, Lee Memorial Hospital, Southwest Regional Medical Center, Continuing Medical Education Seminar, January 26, 2008
  • "Navigating Through Stark II and Other Healthcare Laws and Regulations," BKR International Seminar, September 7, 2007
  • "Fundamental Legal Issues Facing Physicians," Lee Memorial Hospital, Southwest Regional Medical Center, Continuing Medical Education Seminar, January 27, 2007
  • Businesses must comply with Obamacare,” Author, Sun Sentinel, November
  • Joint Ventures with Physicians to Provide Health Care Services,” Author, Thomson Reuters/Aspatore, September 2012
  • "General Information about the 2009 Antimarkup Rule and the Limitations It Imposes on Some Physicians and Suppliers", Author, Journal of Health Care Compliance, March-April 2009
  • “The State of the Anti-Markup Rule Regarding Diagnostic Tests”, Author, Journal of Healthcare Compliance, May-June 2008
  • "Key Changes and New Interpretations Involving Phase III Regulations," Author, Journal of Healthcare Compliance, January/February 2008
  • LL.M., New York University, Taxation, 1991
  • J.D., with honors, University of Florida Levin College of Law, 1990 
  • M.A., University of Florida, Accounting, 1990 
  • B.S., with high honors, University of Florida, Accounting, 1987

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®

Board Certified in Health Law, The Florida Bar

The Best Lawyers in America, 2008-2020

Certified Public Accountant (presently inactive)

Chambers USA, 2012-2013; listed as a leading Healthcare lawyer in Florida 

The Legal 500, 2010, listed as a Recommended Lawyer in Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts   


Bar Admissions

  • The Florida Bar, Member, 1991 - present