Thomas B. Ferrante, JD & LLM, MBA
Foley & Lardner, LLP
Thomas (T.J.) Ferrante is a partner and a board certified health care lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP and member of the firm’s national Telemedicine & Digital Health Industry Team. T.J. focuses his practice on telemedicine, digital health, remote patient monitoring and virtual care, as well as a wide range of transactional and related regulatory issues for health care industry clients. Whether leading a large private equity group through a major acquisition or helping an emerging telehealth startup build a compliant, scalable business model across the United States, T.J. centers his representation around the specific needs and objectives of the companies he assists.
T.J. knows how to create and implement telemedicine programs, including issues such as the corporate practice of medicine, interstate medical practices, remote prescribing, reimbursement, self-referral laws and the anti-kickback statute. He has considerable experience in structuring and negotiating transactions for technology-enabled health care providers nationwide, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic affiliations and financings. He works with leading telemedicine and digital health companies, independent physician practices, retail clinics, physician and dental management companies, medical device companies, private equity firms and venture capital groups and investors. Together, they innovate, execute and flourish.
Known in the industry for his creative solutions and deal-making ability, T.J. draws upon deep substantive knowledge, entrepreneurial solutions, sophisticated negotiation skills and effective project management to meet the critical business and legal needs of both institutional and emerging companies. He is listed as a notable practitioner in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers, which states “He is always accommodating of the rapid pace and demands, and has a rare grasp of the strategic business implications of the law.” (2018)
T.J. frequently speaks at conferences across the country on telehealth, virtual care and health care issues. He has been quoted in industry publications such as Modern Healthcare, mHealthIntelligence, Medpage Today, Health Data Management, Healthcare Informatics and the Tampa Bay Business Journal, among others.