About Us

Heath Clark

Heath Clark provides healthcare regulatory and transactional advice to hospitals, physicians, managed care providers, imaging centers, ambulatory surgery centers and other healthcare providers and organizations. Heath began his career at the law firm of Bass Berry & Sims in Nashville, Tennessee as an associate in the firm’s healthcare and transactional practices, focusing on operations and acquisitions of acute care hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, and ambulatory surgery centers. Heath next joined Iasis Healthcare as Operations Counsel for Iasis Healthcare’s Utah, Florida, and Nevada markets. Heath also provided support for operations in Arizona, Texas, and Louisiana, as well as for Iasis then pending qui tam litigation. While at Iasis, Heath provided advice and support on hospital operations matters, including physician-owned hospital regulation, acquisitions and inter-company mergers, as well as ambulatory surgery center operations, home health services, medical staff disciplinary matters and fair hearings, Medicare and state licensure, and managed care contracting.

In early 2010, Heath started Clark Business and Health Law and provides corporate healthcare, acquisitions, hospital operations, and healthcare regulatory support, as well as regulatory and contracting services for utilization management, provider networks, and managed care. Heath has helped his clients achieve their objectives through compliance matters, including Stark, Anti-kickback, HIPAA, as well as through growth strategies including acquisitions and management arrangements. Heath also provides corporate, operations and regulatory services to physicians and physician practices, home health, hospice, assisted living, and nursing homes.

Heath grew up on a small farm near Winchester, Tennessee, and earned a B.A. in History and J.D. from the University of Tennessee. He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the American Health Lawyers Association.

Chad Clark

Chad Clark advises start-ups and other innovative business clients on ways to develop and maximize the value of their intellectual property, and counsels healthcare providers and organizations on healthcare regulatory and related litigation matters. After growing up in Winchester, Tennessee, Chad attended college at the United States Air Force Academy. While at the Academy, he took extensive engineering, physics and history courses, and became a class of 1997 Distinguished Graduate. Subsequently, he went to the University of Nebraska for a Master of Arts in History. Chad then achieved a lifelong dream by becoming an Air Force pilot, and was assigned to Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. As an RC-135 aircraft commander and instructor pilot, Chad flew combat and combat support missions during Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, NORTHERN WATCH and SOUTHERN WATCH, and successfully completed numerous peacetime operational missions. When his service commitment was up in 2007, Chad left the Air Force to attend Stanford Law School, where he was a Senior Editor of the Stanford Law Review.

After graduation in 2010, Chad moved to Cincinnati and worked as a litigation associate at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease.  While at Vorys, Chad’s commercial litigation experience included qui tam defense, shareholder and fiduciary litigation, and mortgage-backed securities litigation.  In 2012, Chad joined his brother at Clark Business and Health Law to practice healthcare and patent law.  Chad brings his litigation experience to bear upon the firm’s healthcare regulatory and transactional practice.  In addition to advising clients on corporate healthcare matters, including acquisitions, hospital operations, and healthcare regulatory compliance, and providing contracting services, Chad has successfully managed arbitration and other litigation events rising out of healthcare operations and acquisitions.  These include managing a short-notice response to a Department of Justice subpoena in a False Claims Act/Anti-Kickback suit, and achieving an early stage dismissal of a brokerage dispute.  Chad’s Intellectual Property practice focuses on advising business clients on overall IP strategy, patent portfolio management, innovation capture and development, and licensing.  He has also advised clients on trademark and copyright infringement, and trademark registration.

Aside from work, Chad enjoys contributing time as a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, the Ohio State and Cincinnati Bar Associations and Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association, as well as being active at All Saints Episcopal Church. He also enjoys traveling, road and trail running, weight training, and hiking.

Court Admissions:
Supreme Court of Ohio
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Southern District of Ohio
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals