Education

J.D., Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, 1982
B.S., Louisiana State University, 1979

Awards

AV Preeminent rated, Martindale-Hubbell


Named Top Rated Lawyer in Healthcare, ALM/Martindale Hubbell, 2013


Selected in Best Women Lawyers in Dallas in the category of Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, D Magazine, 2010


Recipient of Award for authorship, Best in Series Substantive Law, Texas State Bar, 2008


Jane C. Taber

Biography

Jane Taber has a comprehensive business law and mediation practice with over two decades of experience representing businesses in a myriad of diverse transactional matters advising on corporate governance, operational concerns, risk management, business dispute resolution, contracts, and mergers and acquisitions to name a few. Her negotiation acumen has proven to be invaluable in meditating business disputes to resolution as a mediator. 

Ms. Taber has a particular emphasis in addressing the unique regulatory, operational and legal nuances of the health care and insurance industries. She advises clients in business and operational issues, acquisitions, disciplinary actions, general compliance, fraud & abuse, illegal remuneration, referrals and Stark legislation. She has represented physician groups in negotiation of practice acquisitions and various contractual negotiations involving on call arrangements, medical director agreements, employment and non-compete arrangements, ownership acquisitions and terminations. 

Ms. Taber has represented insurance companies, agencies and related entities on formations, mergers, liquidations, general business, regulatory filings, holding company and administrative law issues, and reinsurance arbitration disputes. 

Ms. Taber has been recognized for her writing ability by the Texas State Bar, having received the Best in Series Substantive Law award in 2008. She also has the distinction of being selected as one of the top women lawyers in Dallas for her work in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions by D Magazine in 2010.

Representative Clients 

Ms. Taber represents the largest residential home builder in the US, handling insurance, risk management, regulatory and licensing work. She also represented one of the largest title insurance companies in its holding company and regulatory matters, and in a series of three mergers and one liquidation. 

Ms. Taber has represented the 1,200 member Texas Association for Home Care trade association in its challenge to the constitutionality of reimbursement legislation and continues to represent many individual member home health agencies on various legal matters. 

Ms. Taber recently represented a publicly traded in the acquisition of manufacturing equipment and other assets. The transaction included a complicated multi-year supply agreement and short term equipment lease pending transfer of the acquired assets to buyer’s plant facility.

Her clients range from large public companies in a diversified complement of industries, to small to mid-sized companies, and individual physicians and physician groups in all aspects of general corporate and transactional contract counseling, contract drafting, dispute resolution and negotiation. In addition to business formation and general corporate work, Ms. Taber counsels clients on various contracts. Some examples of Ms. Taber's recent contract work includes drafting compensation incentive plans, executive indemnity agreements buy/sale agreements, record retention agreements with third party vendors, master service agreements, nondisclosure and confidential agreements, asset purchase agreements and various vendor contracts.

Publications 

Making Workplace Wellness a Priority – Dallas Business Journal - 04/2012 

The Benefits of a Healthy Workforce – Dallas Bar Headnotes – 01/2012 

The Road to Independence – American Bar Association – 08/2011 

Mitigating Liability While Serving on a Nonprofit Board – Dallas Bar Journal – 07/2007 

2006 Biggest Developments in Health Law – Texas Lawyer – 12/2006 

New Federal Law Affects Non-Profits and Donors – Gardere Client Alert – 09/2006 

Duties and Obligations of Texas Non-Profit Corporation Officers & Directors – Gardere Client Alert – 03/2006 

Trouble Stalks Fast Food Industry – Dallas Business Journal – 03/2005

Is Mandatory Arbitration the Cure for Those Med Mal Claims? – Dallas Business Journal- 12/2003

Take 3 Steps Before Using Economic Factors in Credentialing - Credentialing & Peer Review Legal Insider - 08/2002 

Government Contractors May Face False Claims Acts Suits – Health Care Fraud & Abuse Newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 4 – 05/1999 

Government Contractors May Face FCA Suits if Y2K Problems Emerge – Y2K Counselor, Vol. 1, No. 7 – 04/1999 

No Time to Procrastinate - Health Care Organizations Must Implement Corporate Compliance Programs Now, – Gardere & Wynne Health Care Newsletter – 10/1998 

Health Care and Y2K – Gardere & Wynne Y2K Legal News – 10/1998 

Physicians and Hospital-Based Home Health Agencies – Texas Association for Home Care Newsletter Perspective – 05/1996 

Overtime Compensation and Its Impact on Home Health Aides and Personal Assistants – Texas Association for Home Care Newsletter Perspective – 11/1995 

Caught in the Crossfire: Economic Credentialing in the Health Care War – Detroit College of Law Review – 12/1994 

Avoiding Potential Traps Under the Fair Labor Standards and Portal-to-Portal Acts – Texas Association for Home Care Newsletter Perspective – 08/1994 

How and When to Fight Fraudulent Claims – Comp Watch – 10/1991 

Exceeding the Limits of Excess Insurance – Federation of Regulatory Counsel, Newsletter, Vol. III, Ed. 2 – 06/1991 

PG's State of Domicile Advocated as Single State Situs – The Risk Retention Reporter, Vol. 3, No. 4 – 07/1989 

Legal Restructuring of Risk Retention Groups – Society of CPCU, The Risk Retention Act: Bane or Blessing? – 04/1989 

Purchasing Groups Hold Promise – Business Insurance, Perspective Section – 07/1987 

Purchasing Groups: State Preemption and Regulatory Requirements – The Risk Financing News Letter, Vol. 4, No. 3 – 07/1987

Speeches 

Starting a Business: The Legal Perspective – Business and Professional Women/USA, 2006 National Conference 

Small Firms – Big Market! – SMU Law School – 10/2011 

Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation: What Do I Do When It Happens? – Texas Association for Home Care Annual Meeting 2002 

Legal Risk Management for Year 2000 – Rx2000 Solutions Institute, Year 2000 Special Interest Group Meeting – 01/2000 

Home Health Agency Options Following Implementation of the Interim Payment System – Gardere & Wynne Forum for Home Health Care Providers 

Practicing Medicine in a Rapidly Changing World – Gardere & Wynne Health Care Practice Group Presentation to Physicians and Industry Representatives 

Legal Implications of Managed Care – Texas Association for Home Care Annual Meeting 

Health Law Issues for Employers – Lorman Business Center, Inc 

Fraudulent Death Claims, Foreign and Domestic (Panel Member) – Eastern Claims Conference 

Understanding the New Medicare Fraud and Abuse Safe Harbor Regulations –Gardere & Wynne Private Business Section 

Employment Laws - A Puzzling Dilemma – Texas Association for Home Care Workshop: Five Easy Pieces to the Home Care Puzzle 

Coping with the Texas Workers Compensation Nightmare, Gardere & Wynne Briefings to Corporate Executives – Speaker 

Insurer Insolvency – Gardere & Wynne Banking & Bankruptcy Section 

Contract Management – KRLD RadioBusiness and Technology Law Briefs 

Web Policies – KRLD Radio – Business and Technology Law Briefs 

High Tech Collaboration – KRLD Radio – Business and Technology Law Briefs

Non-Disclosure Agreements – KRLD Radio - Business and Technology Law Briefs 

Y2K and Physicians – Dallas County Medical Society 

How to Survive After the Interim Payment System – Tarrant County Home Health Care Association 

You've Been Elected to the Board: What Have You Gotten Yourself Into? – Community Board Institute (CBI) 

Duties and Obligations of Texas Non-Profit Corporation Officers & Directors – National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Lone Star Chapter Board Meeting 

What Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know Before Signing a Contract or NDA - DFW Hardware Network Group Meeting

End of Life Option Act and the Legal Ramifications to Hospitals and Terminally Ill Patients – USA Radio  -  Trending Today USA with Rusty Humphries (a nationally syndicated radio show)

In the News 

Making Workplace Wellness a PriorityDallas Business Journal – 04/2012 

Breaking the MoldDallas Business Journal – 05/2010 

Legal Service With A TwistDallas Business Journal – 03/2010 

The Good Ol' Girls ClubD Magazine – 05/2008 

Affiliations and Honors 

  • Member, State Bar of Texas, Health Law and Business Law Sections 
  • Member, Louisiana State Bar 
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association, Health Law Section 
  • Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation 
  • Mediation “Learn from the Master” Training Course Certification 
  • Member, National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) 
  • Recognized, AV® Preeminent ™ 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ 
  • Legal Service Pro Bono Work Outstanding Service Award, The Salvation Army 

 

Community Activities 

  • Board Member, Secretary and Executive Committee, Educational First Steps 
  • Member, Inaugural Class of 2011-2012, Leadership DISD 
  • Investor Company Advisory Board Member, Texas Women Venture Fund 
  • Founding Board Member and Secretary, Episcopal Church of the Ascension Day School 
  • Chair, Rector Search Committee, Episcopal Church of the Ascension 
  • Member, Parent's Association, Episcopal School of Dallas 
  • Volunteer, Austin Street Shelter 
  • Member, Counsel, Former Senior Warden and Treasurer, Episcopal Church of the Ascension 
  • Former Board Member and Solicitations Chairman, Lakewood Service League 
  • Former Board Member, Developmental Learning Center at First United Methodist Church of Dallas

Dallas Office

Ph (214) 706-4200
Fx (214) 706-4242
500 North Akard Street
Suite 2700
Dallas, Texas 75201

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