Matthew B. Roberts: Lawyer with Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Matthew B. Roberts

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Columbia,  SC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Health Law
  • Business Disputes
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Health Care
University University of South Carolina, B.A., 1990
Law SchoolUniversity of South Carolina, J.D., 1995
Admitted1995, South Carolina and North Carolina

Civic & Professional MembershipsHealthy Learners - Board Member, Former Chairman
•Carolina Children's Home - Board Member
•South Carolina Bar - Health Law Section
•North Carolina Bar Association - Health Law Section
•Co-Chair, Business Law & Governance Affinity Group, American Health Lawyers Association
•American Bar Association
•Health Care Compliance Association
•Healthcare Financial Managers Association (NC/SC)
•Richland County Bar Association


Representing health care providers has been a critical mission at Nexsen Pruet for six decades. Matthew Robert's dedication to continuing that tradition is why firm leadership selected him to Chair the firm's Health Care Practice Group.About the Health Care Team

The practice was born in the 1950s when one of the founders of the firm, Julian Nexsen, started providing pro bono legal services to a single hospital in Columbia. Now, Matthew leads teams of health care and other attorneys who represent scores of health care providers and hundreds of physicians.

Matthew recognizes that the rapid expansion of the health care industry combined with an increasingly complex web of rules and regulations can create daunting issues for providers of all sizes. As Health Care Chair, Matthew ensures that legal needs are met in a practical and efficient manner as clients face those challenges, no matter how difficult they may seem.Matthew's Practice


Matthew has assisted providers in virtually every aspect of the health care business. Typically, his engagements are focused on: Physician/hospital relationshipsManaged care issues
•Stark/Anti-Kickback laws
•General compliance matters
•Health care contracts
•Board governance
•Regulation of tax-exempt hospitals
•False claims analysis and defense
•Health care legislation and regulation

He has set up single service agreements, developed integrated physician networks and established other collaborative arrangements between health care providers.

Matthew collaborates with clients to create and implement strategic plan and has extensive experience advising hospital Boards on matters including executive compensation, conflict of interest policies and Board involvement in compliance and quality related issues.

Matthew also works with health care clients on ways to minimize their exposure to the myriad of regulatory requirements found in the health care industry and to create a culture of compliance implemented on a system-wide basis by providers.The Credentials

Matthew earned his undergraduate degree in International Relations, magna cum laude, from the University of South Carolina, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he was a member of the South Carolina Law Review and of the Order of the Wig and Robe. He is an active member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the Health Care Compliance Association, and the American Bar Association.

Recognitions•Best Lawyers in America since 2009
•2010 In All Things Charity Award, Healthy Learners
•Who's Who in Health Care - Charlotte Business Journal
•Leadership Columbia

Outside Nexsen Pruet

Matthew is an avid photographer and has traveled extensively with his camera in hand. His walls and desk are filled with images from his travels and of his family.

Matthew's contributions to the Midlands community include years of service as a board member for the Carolina Children's Home and as a board member of Healthy Learners. In recognition of service to child health care service provider, he received the 2010 In All Things Charity Award.

Matthew and his wife have 1 daughter.


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Matthew B. Roberts

1230 Main Street, Suite 700
ColumbiaSC 29201


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