AV® Preeminent™ Martindale-Hubbell
Best Lawyers® in America (Health Care Law), since 1993
Michigan Super Lawyers (Health Care), since 2007
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1972
University of Michigan, B.A., 1969
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Gary McRay is a shareholder in the firm and the leader of Foster Swift’s highly-regarded health care practice.
With nearly 40 years of experience, he has earned a reputation for handling sophisticated transactions for hospitals, managed care organizations, HMOs, health insurers, physician groups and other provider entities and for helping his clients stay on top of complex regulatory issues, such as Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark II, Medicare, Medicaid, and BCBSM reimbursement appeals. Gary represents for-profit corporations throughout Michigan as well as international companies doing business in the state.
In addition to his health care work, Gary’s business law clients include corporations seeking counsel for mergers, acquisitions and sale transactions. His tax law clients rely on him for a wide range of services, including creation of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and federal taxation issues. Gary also handles administrative, tax court and federal court appeals, with an emphasis on tax-exempt work for exempt organizations, including unrelated business income tax issues, and TBOR 2 issues.
Gary’s international law practice includes representation of foreign corporations in Michigan. This has included establishing an EB-5 Center and facilitating joint ventures and strategic alliances as well as acquisitions and direct investments.
Gary is a prolific author and invited speaker on issues involving the intersection of health care and the law. He has been published more than 30 times over the years in a variety of periodicals, including Michigan Health & Hospitals magazine.
In addition, Gary and other members of the firm’s health care team have represented health care clients in affiliations, physician networks, partial purchases, mergers and take-over matters. Gary has also completed several high-stakes joint ventures between hospitals and members of their medical staff. These have included joint ventures involving ambulatory surgery centers, dialysis units and mobile lithotripsy businesses.
Combined with his leadership role and busy practice, Gary is active in the Michigan bar and served as chair of its Health Law Section and sits on the Lansing Chamber of Commerce PAC Board. On the philanthropic side, he has been a staunch supporter of the arts communities, including membership on the board of directors and a term as president of the Lansing Art Gallery. He also served as president of Michigan State University's Wharton Center for the Performing Arts Advisory Board and as an officer and board member of the Center for the Arts and of the local Junior Achievement.