Roetzel & Andress, A Legal Professional Association, (Roetzel) is pleased to announce that Robert J. Taylor and Niraj Rath have joined the firm’s Chicago office as a shareholder and associate, respectively. Taylor is a member of the firm’s real estate team while Rath joins the growing health law group.
Taylor focuses his practice on real estate, finance, and corporate law. He handles the acquisition, disposition, and development of all types of real estate, including the negotiation and documentation of commercial real estate and asset-based credit facilities. Taylor is also experienced with mezzanine credit facilities, subordinated credit facilities and intercreditor issues associated with multi-lender transactions. His work in the banking and finance sector also includes loan syndications, participations and workouts.
Rath practices primarily in the healthcare space, assisting physician groups and other healthcare providers meet their regulatory and transactional needs. This includes helping clients draft and document corporate transactions (practice group sales, compensation arrangements, etc.), comply with state and federal healthcare laws (Anti-Kickback, Stark, HIPAA), and evaluate the tax implications of their transactions with a focus on the tax-exempt and nonprofit arena.
“Rob is an experienced real estate attorney with in-depth knowledge of the Chicago market,” said Robert E. Blackham, Roetzel’s Chairman. “We are excited to bring him on board and add his talents to an already exceptional team of attorneys. We are also delighted to welcome Niraj to our health law group, where his background in drug and medical device compliance issues complement the skills of our existing healthcare team.”
Taylor is a graduate of the Chicago Kent College of Law, where he earned his J.D. and a Certificate in Environmental Law. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois.
Rath holds both a B.B.A. and an M.P.A from the University of Texas at Austin, in addition to his J.D., acquired through his studies at the University of Houston Law Center.