Burr & Forman

Jerry W. Taylor

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  • J.D., cum laude, University of Tennessee College of Law (1981)
  • B.A., magna cum laude, University of Memphis (1978)


  • Chambers USA, Leading Practitioner in Healthcare: Regulatory (2017-2019)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Health Care (2018-2019)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Administrative/Regulatory Law - Management, Health Care Law (2015-2020)
  • Tennessee Justice Center, Board of Directors (2015-2016)

Partner | Nashville, TN

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Health Care

Jerry W. Taylor is a member of the firm's Health Care Practice Group and concentrates his practice in the areas of health care and administrative law.

Jerry has more than 25 years of legal experience in government service and private practice in the area of regulatory compliance for health care providers.

Mr. Taylor’s background affords him a broad and balanced knowledge of laws and regulations affecting the health care industry, and the ability to effectuate practical solutions to legal concerns of clients. He has successfully represented clients including hospitals, physicians, long term care providers, surgery centers, imaging centers, home health and hospice providers and others in obtaining certificates of need and regulatory approvals for the establishment and operations of health care facilities and services. Other areas of practice in which he has significant experience include professional and facility licensing, Medicare and Medicaid issues, Stark and anti-kickback laws, and physician contracting.

In addition to his health care practice, Jerry represents lenders in structuring and closing commercial loan transactions.

Mr. Taylor has formerly served as General Counsel to the state agency responsible for the certificate of need program, and as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Tennessee, where he was primarily responsible for the defense and prosecution of civil suits involving public health care issues. Following this public service, he entered into the private practice of law in 1994.