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Heyl Royster

 

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Gregory Rastatter (Partner)

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Greg is a partner in the firm's Peoria office and focuses his practice primarily on commercial transactions, intellectual property and health law. Greg represents a range of corporate and banking clients, from entrepreneurs and startups to large companies, counseling them on matters such as purchase agreements, commercial loan documentation, intellectual property development and licensing agreements, mergers and acquisitions and advising on privacy and information security. 

Greg also represents hospitals, physician practice groups, individual physicians and allied health professionals, counseling them on regulatory matters such as HIPAA and HITECH compliance, fraud and abuse compliance (including Stark and Anti-Kickback), as well as issues involving hospital-physician alignment, provider and facility licensure, best practices in corporate governance and governmental investigations.

Significant Cases

  • Greg has over a decade of litigation experience, having served as lead counsel in jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations and mediations.

Transactions

  • Successfully resolved False Claims Act violations through self disclosure to Office of Inspector General. 
  • Domestic and international transactions, including purchase agreements, commercial loan documentation, intellectual property development and licensing agreements, energy agreements and contracts with respect to confidentiality and online transactions.
  • Business sales/acquisitions/mergers, formations of new entities, contract drafting and review and healthcare compliance analysis.
  • Successfully resolved healthcare HIPAA privacy and security breaches with the U.S. Office for Civil Rights, the branch of the Department of Health and Human Services responsible for HIPAA enforcement.
  • Experience in reporting and negotiating with Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board to obtain exemptions from Certificate of Need requirements.

Publications

  • "Timeshare Arrangements Exception to Stark Law Offers Opportunities in Rural/Underserved Communities," American Bar Association, Health Law Litigation (2016)
  • "Void Contracts or Clauses Under Illinois Statutes," chapter in Contract Law, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2016) - Download Article
  • "Illinois Supreme Court: Attorney Fees and Costs Should Not Be Deducted Before Calculating Amounts Recoverable Under the Health Care Services Lien Act," Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly (2015) - Download Article
  • "Illinois Appellate Court Reinforces Broad Protection for Hospital Credentialing and Privileging Decisions," Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly (2015) - Download Article
  • "HHS, OIG, and CMS Issue Final Rule Revising the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Act EHR Safe Harbor," Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly (2014) - Download Article
  • "Corporate Documentation for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses," Heyl Royster Business & Commercial Litigation Newsletter (2014) - Read Article
  • "HHS Releases HIPAA Final Rule to Implement Statutory Amendments under HITECH Act and GINA," Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly (2013) - Download Article
  • "Void Contracts or Clauses Under Illinois Statutes" chapter in Contract Law, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2013) - Download Article
  • "The Statute of Frauds" chapter in Contract Law, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2013) - Download Article
  • "Appellate Court Clarifies Jury Trial Requirement in Involuntary Commitment Cases," Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly (2013) - Download Article
  • "Employment Contracts and Keeping Your Secrets Secret," Heyl Royster Business & Commercial Litigation Newsletter (2012) - Download Article
  • “Return of the Verdict and Entry of Judgment” chapter in Illinois Civil Practice: Trying the Case, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2012) - Download Article
  • "The Law of Telemedicine Responding to Real World Practice," Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly (2012) - Download Article
  • "Customers Falling Behind on Invoices? Beware of Preferences," Heyl Royster Business & Commercial Litigation Newsletter (2010) - Download Article
  • "Protecting Your Valuable Client and Customer Lists"  Heyl Royster Business & Commercial Litigation Newsletter (2010) - Download Article
  • "Return of the Verdict and Entry of Judgment" chapter in Illinois Civil Practice: Trying the Case, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2009) - Download Article
  • "The Statute of Frauds" chapter in Contract Law, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2012) - Download Article

Public Speaking

  • “Physician Lease Arrangements: New Rules”
    Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN), Annual Conference 2016
  • “Legal Options for Specialty Physician Contracting”
    Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) Webinar 2016
  • “Contracts Invoices and Letters– ‘Make sure your documents contain state of the art disclaimers and other smart provisions.’”
    Heyl Royster “Avoiding Litigation” Seminar, Peoria 2016
  • “When In-House Counsel and Ethics Collide”
    Internal Corporate Counsel Group, Heyl Royster Peoria Office 2015
  • “Hospital and Physician Contract Issues: Compensation, Benefits and Non-Competition Provisions”
    Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network CFO Meeting, Springfield 2014
  • “Medical Cannabis: A Primer For Employers and Governmental Entities”
    Heyl Royster Lunch & Learn Seminar/Webinar 2014
  • “Public Contracts & Procurement Regulations”
    Lorman Education Services, Peoria and Springfield 2013
  • “Medical Records Law”
    Lorman Education Services, Springfield 2013
  • “HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule”
    Society for Social Work Leadership in Healthcare, East Peoria 2013
  • “HIPAA Rules and Other Medical Record Requirements”
    Lorman Medical Records Law in Illinois Conference, Peoria, Illinois 2012
  • “HIPAA, Legal Background and Current State of the Law”
    Lorman Medical Records Law in Illinois Conference, Springfield, Illinois 2012
  • “Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants in Employment Agreements”
    Heyl Royster Commercial Litigation Seminar 2012
  • “Recent Appellate Ruling on the Unit Rule as to Billboards in Illinois and Strategies for Industry Response”
    Annual Conference of the Outdoor Advertising Association of Illinois, Chicago, IL 2008
  • “Regular speaker at Heyl Royster's quarterly Commercial Litigation seminars”

Professional Recognition

  • 40 Leaders Under Forty 2013 - Selected by InterBusiness Issues magazine

Professional Associations

  • Abraham Lincoln Court
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Peoria County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys

Court Admissions

  • State Courts of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Central and Northern Districts of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit 

Community Involvement

  • Wills and Powers of Attorney Clinics at various United Way Partner Agencies (2009-Present)
  • Graduate, Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership School (2008)
  • Peoria Historical Society, Board of Directors (2008-2014) 
  • Peoria County Bar Association Law Day speaker at area schools (2009-Present)
  • Peoria Area Illini Club, a chapter of the University of Illinois Alumni Association, Board of Directors
  • Active in Bradley University Alumni Association
  • Peoria Riverfront Museum, Associate Board of Directors