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Nelson Mullins’ Healthcare Group Grows with the
Addition of Two Experienced Partners

RALEIGH (Feb. 7, 2017)–Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP continues to grow its healthcare practice with the addition of two experienced partners in its Raleigh office. Antonia A. “Toni” Peck and Erin J. Roberts join the team to work with their former partners, Robert L. Wilson Jr. and Patricia A. Markus, who joined the firm this past summer. All four joined from the same southeastern regional law firm. Ashley L. Thomas also joined the healthcare group this past fall after most recently practicing with a healthcare team in Indiana. (Ms. Thomas is not yet admitted in North Carolina.) 

Ms. Peck assists healthcare providers in a variety of regulatory compliance and corporate matters, including Stark law and federal and state Anti-Kickback Statute compliance, HIPAA questions, 340B Drug Pricing Program issues, physician recruitment, medical staff issues, and antitrust concerns. Ms. Peck also counsels healthcare entities on transactional and business matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, reorganizations, management services organizations, and hospital-physician alignment strategies.

Ms. Roberts maintains an active transactional practice and has represented public and private entities in the acquisition and sale of hospitals, hospice agencies, home care agencies, and physician practices. She has represented healthcare providers in the formation and operation of Accountable Care Organizations, including Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs, and has represented hospitals and physicians in the drafting and negotiation of all types of physician services, recruitment, and employment agreements.

“We are excited that Toni and Erin are joining our Firm and are reuniting with their former teammates Trish and Bob,” said Noah H. Huffstetler III, Raleigh office managing partner and a member of the Healthcare Team. “This group is known and respected in the healthcare and legal communities throughout the region, and they bring varied experiences to the Firm that will further enhance our services to our clients.”

Nelson Mullins’ Healthcare Team has more than 50 attorneys and legislative professionals dedicated to health law. The team represents many leading healthcare providers and offers legal guidance in business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, taxation, daily operational and compliance issues, litigation matters, certificate of need matters, medical staff disputes, fraud and abuse claims, reimbursement matters, antitrust, Accountable Care Organizations, HIPAA privacy and security, tax-exempt compliance, and other healthcare and tax-related matters.

Team members have been recognized for their practices, including five North Carolina team members named to the 2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists, four named to the 2017 The Best Lawyers in America®, and four recognized by UK-based legal publisher Chambers and Partners for their North Carolina healthcare practices.  

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 500 attorneys and other professionals with offices in Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia. For more information on the Firm, go to

For additional information, contact Jan Easterling, Nelson Mullins Communications Coordinator, at 800.237.2000, ext. 9794.

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