Matt Yanovitch joined Spotts Fain in 2008 following his judicial clerkship with the Honorable William D. Hamblen of the Thirty-First Judicial Circuit of Virginia. Matt’s primary areas of practice are health care law and estate and probate law. Matt also represents businesses in various commercial disputes in courts throughout Virginia.
Matt’s health care practice includes representation of skilled nursing and other long term care facilities, physician practice groups, home health agencies, and other health care businesses. He advises clients on compliance with state licensure rules, Certificate of Public Need (COPN) regulations, Medicare regulations and conditions of participation, HIPAA, the Stark and Anti-Kickback laws, and tax exemption issues. He has drafted and reviewed numerous health care employment and independent contractor agreements as well as “under arrangements” contracts for Medicare providers. He has structured space and personnel leases, service contracts, and other business transactions between health care entities to comply with state and federal laws.
Representative Health Care matters:
- Negotiated Stark and Anti-Kickback compliant non-compete agreement for client-physician practice group as part of a physician recruitment and employment arrangement between client, hospital, and recruited physician, saving the client more than $130,000 in salary payments to recruited physician.
- Provided federal, state and local regulatory compliance advice to the purchaser in the $6 Million acquisition of an ambulance company.
- Guided client though HIPAA's breach notification process after theft of protected health information.
- Successfully represented physician practice in dispute over and termination of billing services contract.
Matt’s estate and probate practice includes representation of executors, administrators, trustees, heirs, and creditors in disputes involving wills, trusts, and inherited property. He advises executors and administrators throughout the estate administration process in the probate court and before the commissioner of accounts. Matt also prepares wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents.
Representative Estate and Probate matters:
- Represented heirs of a decedent in the recovery of $4 million in a dispute with the executor over interpretation of the will.
- Successfully defended administrator of decedent’s estate in circuit court after his qualification was challenged by his siblings.
- Represented family member of a decedent against the decedent's estate in the successful recovery of life insurance proceeds wrongfully paid to the estate.
Before beginning his legal career, Matt served for five years as a professional firefighter for the City of Charlottesville. His volunteer community service includes eight years as an emergency medical technician with the Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad, where he served as a member of the board of directors and held various leadership positions including deputy chief of operations. He has also volunteered with the Manchester Volunteer Rescue Squad.
- Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia (J.D., 2007) Law Review: Catholic University Law Review, Staff Member
- University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia (B.S. in Chemistry, 1999)
- Comment: Dissecting the Constitutional Admissibility of Autopsy Reports after Crawford, 57 Cath. U.L. Rev. 269, 2008
- Hon. William D. Hamblen, 31st Judicial Circuit of Virginia, Judicial Clerk, 2007 - 2008
- City of Charlottesville, VA, Professional Firefighter, 2000 - 2004
- Hill Neuroscience Laboratory, Laboratory Specialist, 1999