Kathy Jacobs Tayon, Esq.



Legal Fields of Practice

Kathy has been practicing law in Florida for over 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, 2008-2024

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

Have questions or would like to make an appointment? Text Kathy's cell at: 305-761-1692 or use our contact form.