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Robert W. Shaw

Assistant Office Managing Partner

(984) 242-1789
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Raleigh
421 Fayetteville Street
Suite 330
Raleigh, NC 27601


Education

J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, 2004

  • Chancellor's Scholar

B.S., Mathematical Economics, Wake Forest University, 1999

  • Presidential and Carswell Scholar
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Honors

North Carolina Rising Star, Super Lawyers (2013 - 2017)

Languages

  • French
Robert Shaw is a partner in the Raleigh office of Gordon & Rees. He has extensive corporate, tax, regulatory, and healthcare experience, including representation of clients on the buyer side and seller side in mergers and acquisitions, in Medicare and Medicaid audits, tax planning, business transactions, drafting physician agreements and employment agreements, corporate advice, and regulatory compliance. He has regularly represented clients in acquisitions, including regional and national health care providers, renewable energy companies, staffing companies, and hospitals. Mr. Shaw advises clients on corporate governance matters, business entity formation and dissolution, raising capital, and contract drafting and negotiations.
 
Mr. Shaw has assisted clients at every stage of audit defense, from pre-audit compliance advice to challenging audit decisions, including civil penalties, recoupments, and terminations arising from investigations by the Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice, ZPIC and RAC audits, False Claims Act qui tam actions, and state fraud and overpayment investigations, as well as constitutional challenges to state investigations and assessments.
 
Mr. Shaw also has a robust health care regulatory advice practice, including advising clients with respect to HIPAA, Anti-Kickback Statute, and Stark Law matters around the country. He has advised health care clients with respect to CLIA certification, enrollment and credentialing issues, managed care organization relations, and Affordable Care Act compliance. He has broad experience with regulatory compliance issues faced by physician groups, ambulatory surgical centers, hospitals, developmental disabilities providers, home health and hospice providers, substance abuse clinics, mental health providers, skilled nursing companies, and speech therapy agencies.
 
Mr. Shaw regularly represents clients in a wide variety of business tax contexts, including pass-through entities, tax controversies, corporate income tax compliance, tax-free mergers and acquisitions, asset purchases, and employee relations matters. He has practiced before federal appellate and trial courts, state appellate and trial courts, and administrative law courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Shaw regularly practices in the area of property tax appeals and advice, including valuation disputes, and exemption and exclusions. He has extensive experience representing clients in sales and use tax compliance, audits, and appeals.
 
Mr. Shaw has represented clients across the country in federal and state courts in matters from employment law disputes involving Title VII, FLSA, and FMLA to complex commercial litigation, creditor/debtor litigation, and class action defense.
 
Mr. Shaw has represented clients across the country and lectures regularly on issues important to the healthcare industry and business interests. He has extensive tax controversy experience, including areas of interest to healthcare clients such as employment tax, corporate income tax, partnership tax, and sales and use tax matters.
 

Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Healthcare Attorneys

Community Involvement

  • Executive Committee, Occoneechee Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • The First Tee of the Triangle
  • Pro bono representation of clients referred from Legal Aid of North Carolina
  • Board member, St. Thomas More Society
  • Past member, North Carolina Advisory Committee for the U.S. Commission for Civil Rights
  • United Arts Council office fund drives
  • Past Chair, Triangle Chapter of the Federalist Society
  • Past Co-Chair, Triangle Chapter of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation
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Contact

(984) 242-1789

rshaw@grsm.com


Offices

Raleigh

Education

J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, 2004

  • Chancellor's Scholar

B.S., Mathematical Economics, Wake Forest University, 1999

  • Presidential and Carswell Scholar
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Honors

North Carolina Rising Star, Super Lawyers (2013 - 2017)

Robert W. Shaw

Assistant Office Managing Partner

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Biography
Robert Shaw is a partner in the Raleigh office of Gordon & Rees. He has extensive corporate, tax, regulatory, and healthcare experience, including representation of clients on the buyer side and seller side in mergers and acquisitions, in Medicare and Medicaid audits, tax planning, business transactions, drafting physician agreements and employment agreements, corporate advice, and regulatory compliance. He has regularly represented clients in acquisitions, including regional and national health care providers, renewable energy companies, staffing companies, and hospitals. Mr. Shaw advises clients on corporate governance matters, business entity formation and dissolution, raising capital, and contract drafting and negotiations.
 
Mr. Shaw has assisted clients at every stage of audit defense, from pre-audit compliance advice to challenging audit decisions, including civil penalties, recoupments, and terminations arising from investigations by the Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice, ZPIC and RAC audits, False Claims Act qui tam actions, and state fraud and overpayment investigations, as well as constitutional challenges to state investigations and assessments.
 
Mr. Shaw also has a robust health care regulatory advice practice, including advising clients with respect to HIPAA, Anti-Kickback Statute, and Stark Law matters around the country. He has advised health care clients with respect to CLIA certification, enrollment and credentialing issues, managed care organization relations, and Affordable Care Act compliance. He has broad experience with regulatory compliance issues faced by physician groups, ambulatory surgical centers, hospitals, developmental disabilities providers, home health and hospice providers, substance abuse clinics, mental health providers, skilled nursing companies, and speech therapy agencies.
 
Mr. Shaw regularly represents clients in a wide variety of business tax contexts, including pass-through entities, tax controversies, corporate income tax compliance, tax-free mergers and acquisitions, asset purchases, and employee relations matters. He has practiced before federal appellate and trial courts, state appellate and trial courts, and administrative law courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Shaw regularly practices in the area of property tax appeals and advice, including valuation disputes, and exemption and exclusions. He has extensive experience representing clients in sales and use tax compliance, audits, and appeals.
 
Mr. Shaw has represented clients across the country in federal and state courts in matters from employment law disputes involving Title VII, FLSA, and FMLA to complex commercial litigation, creditor/debtor litigation, and class action defense.
 
Mr. Shaw has represented clients across the country and lectures regularly on issues important to the healthcare industry and business interests. He has extensive tax controversy experience, including areas of interest to healthcare clients such as employment tax, corporate income tax, partnership tax, and sales and use tax matters.
 
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Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Healthcare Attorneys

Community Involvement

  • Executive Committee, Occoneechee Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • The First Tee of the Triangle
  • Pro bono representation of clients referred from Legal Aid of North Carolina
  • Board member, St. Thomas More Society
  • Past member, North Carolina Advisory Committee for the U.S. Commission for Civil Rights
  • United Arts Council office fund drives
  • Past Chair, Triangle Chapter of the Federalist Society
  • Past Co-Chair, Triangle Chapter of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation
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