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Matthew B. Roberts

Member, Nexsen Pruet Board of Directors


Representing health care providers has been a critical mission at Nexsen Pruet for six decades. Matthew Robert’s dedication to continuing that tradition is why firm leadership selected him to Chair the firm’s Health Care Practice Group.

Matthew’s Practice

Matthew has assisted providers in virtually every aspect of the health care business.  Typically, his engagements are focused on:

  • Physician/hospital relationships
  • Managed care issues
  • Stark/Anti-Kickback laws
  • General compliance matters
  • Health care contracts
  • Board governance
  • Regulation of tax-exempt hospitals
  • False claims analysis and defense
  • Health care legislation and regulation


  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 1995
  • University of South Carolina, B.A., 1990
Bar Admissions
  • South Carolina
  • North Carolina
Civic & Professional Memberships
  • SCBIO Board Member, 2020
  • Healthy Learners - Board Member, Chairman
  • Carolina Children's Home - Board Member
  • The Free Medical Clinic - Board Member
  • South Carolina Bar - Health Law Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association - Health Law Section
  • Vice Chair, Business Law & Governance Practice Group, American Health Lawyers Association (2016-2018)
  • American Bar Association
  • Health Care Compliance Association
  • Healthcare Financial Managers Association (NC/SC)
  • Columbia Business Monthly's Legal Elite of the Midlands, 2015-2018
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Health Care Law, Since 2009
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Riley Institute Diversity Leadership Program 2017
  • 2010 In All Things Charity Award, Healthy Learners
  • "Who's Who in Health Care" - Charlotte Business Journal
  • Leadership Columbia




Featured Panelist, “Next Up -- How SC Healthcare is Taking On COVID-19,” a 1-hour virtual conversation providing key stakeholders of South Carolina’s life sciences industry with a current snapshot of SC’s healthcare climate now, and the path forward as we begin the move towards normalcy. May 19, 2020

Speaker, “SC and NC Emergency Regulatory Changes and Telehealth: Guidance, Implementation, and Pitfalls,” Nexsen Pruet, Columbia, SC, March 26, 2020

Presenter, "Managed Care Contracting in South Carolina," SCHA, Columbia, SC, November 2019

Presenter, "Managed Care Contracting in South Carolina," SCHA CFO Forum, Charleston, SC, August 2019

Co-Presenter, "Medicaid Managed Care in North Carolina: The Future Is Now," Coastal Carolina Health Alliance, Wilmington, NC, June 2019

Co-Presenter, "Health Care Providers' Investment in Technology re: Analytics," Dixon Hughes Goodman Healthcare Symposium, Orlando, FL, June 2019

Co-Presenter, "Best Practices for Managing Hospital Volunteers," South Carolina Hospital Association, Columbia, SC, May 2019

Co-Presenter, "Compliance Overview for Physician Practices," South Carolina Rheumatism Society, Charleston, SC, April 2018

Presenter, “Duties of Nonprofit Board of Directors,” Nexsen Pruet Nonprofit Symposium, February 16, 2018

Co-Presenter, “Competing in the Health Care Industry: Antitrust Implications,” South Carolina Hospital Association CFO Forum, Charleston, SC, August 2017

Co-Presenter, Nexsen Pruet Direct Contracting Symposium, Columbia, SC, June 2017

Co-Presenter, “In a Post-Yates World, Do Your Board and Officers Have Adequate Protection?” American Health Lawyers Association, Webinar, Columbia, SC, November 2016

Presenter, “Update on Legal Trends in Healthcare,” Dixon Hughes Goodman Hospital Symposium, Greenville, SC, September 2016

Co-Presenter, “State of Telehealth in South Carolina; Fraud & Abuse Issues in Telehealth,” Palmetto Care Connections, Columbia, April 2016

Presenter, “Competition and Antitrust in Healthcare,” Medical University of South Carolina Masters in Health Administration program, Charleston, SC, November 2015

Co-Presenter, “Direct Contracting: A New Opportunity For An Old Idea?” South Carolina Hospital Association Annual, Trustees, Administrator and Physicians (“TAP”) meeting, Hilton Head, SC, September 2015

Co-Presenter, “Preparing Boards for Assuming Risk,” Dixon Hughes Goodman Healthcare Symposium, Orlando, FL, May 2015

Co-Presenter, “Legal Issues in Hospital Administration,” Medical University of South Carolina Masters in Health Administration program, Charleston, SC, November 2014

Co-Presenter, “Risk Capability and the Hard Work of Healthcare Transformation: Connecting the Dots with Governance,” South Carolina Hospital Association Annual, Trustees, Administrator and Physicians (“TAP”) meeting, Hilton Head, SC, September 2014

Co-Presenter, “Trends in Executive and Physician Compensation and Benefits,” NCHHRA SCHHRA Joint Spring Conference, Charleston, SC, May 2014

Presenter, “ The Future of Certificate of Need in SC,” Update LPC – SC ACHE Chapter, Greenville, SC, May 2014

Co-presenter, "Future of Hospital Owned Physician Practices," The South Carolina Medical Group Management Association Annual Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC - August 29, 2013

Presenter, "Health care policy trends that spine surgeons should be aware of," South Carolina Spine Society Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC - September 28, 2013

Co-presenter, "Evaluating Physician Affiliation & Network Integration: A Conversation for Boards & Administration," South Carolina Hospital Association Annual Trustees, Administrator and Physicians (“TAP”) meeting, Hilton Head, SC - September 2012


Issues and Considerations in an Evolving Liability Environment: Summaries and Checklists Regarding Protections for Board of Directors and Executive Officers
Matthew Roberts co-authored a toolkit on behalf of the AHLA Business Law and Governance Practice Group, that identified liability issues for directors and officers that organizations should be aware of and provided checklists of matters to consider with respect to managing challenges and risks. (AHLA PG Toolkit, December 2018)

Navigating the Challenges of Physician Board Membership
Due in large part to the increased affiliation between hospitals and physicians, some hospital boards are seeking additional physician representation. Many hospitals have determined that having physician board members is an effective physician-alignment strategy and gives the board a different, but much needed, perspective on clinical issues.

Amendment to the Stark Law Effective January 1
The healthcare reform act, known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), has now been passed into law and will affect the lives of Americans in numerous ways. One change impacts the way in which some healthcare entities operate their businesses to comply with the ever changing landscape of the Stark law.

Taking the Pulse - A Health Care Podcast

Co-Host, Episode 1: Thorton Kirpy, President and CEO, SC Hospital Association, Nexsen Pruet & NP Strategy, Columbia, SC, May 12, 2020

Co-Host, Episode 2: Charles Williams, President and CEO, Regional Medical Center, Nexsen Pruet & NP Strategy, Columbia, SC, May 19, 2020

Co-Host, Episode 5: Sam Konduros, President and CEO, SCBIO, Nexsen Pruet & NP Strategy, Columbia, SC, June 9, 2020

Co-Host, Episode 6: Dr. Linda Bell, South Carolina State Epidemiologist, Nexsen Pruet & NP Strategy, Columbia, SC, June 16, 2020

Co-Host, Episode 9: Josh Arant, Chief Operating Officer, Mako Medical, Nexsen Pruet & NP Strategy, Columbia, SC, July 7, 2020

Co-Host, Episode 10: South Carolina State Representative Murrell Smith, Nexsen Pruet & NP Strategy, Columbia, SC, July 14, 2020

Co-Host, Episode 13: Dr. Mitch Nimmich, Hospitalist, Lexington Medical Center, Nexsen Pruet & NP Strategy, Columbia, SC, August 4, 2020

Co-Host, Episode 15: Tom Keith, President, Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, Nexsen Pruet & NP Strategy, Columbia, SC, August 18, 2020

Co-Host, Episode 16: Matthew Roberts and Darra Coleman, Health Care Attorneys, Nexsen Pruet, Nexsen Pruet & NP Strategy, Columbia, SC, August 25, 2020

Co-Host, Episode 19: Dr. Bill Massey, Chief Scientific Officer, Vikor Scientific, Nexsen Pruet, & NP Strategy, Columbia, SC, September 15, 2020

Co-Host, Episode 20: Angela O'Neal, Nextra Solutions Director, and Dawn Staley, USC Women's Basketball Coach, Nexsen Pruet & NP Strategy, Columbia, SC, September 22, 2020

Co-Host, Episode 21: Will Hamilton, CVA, BuckheadFMV, Nexsen Pruet & NP Strategy, Columbia, SC, September 29, 2020

Co-Host, Episode 22: Peter Leventis, CEO, Community Integrated Management Services, Nexsen Pruet & NP Strategy, Columbia, SC, October 6, 2020

Co-Host, Episode 23: Bobby Williams, CEO, Lizard's Thicket, Nexsen Pruet & NP Strategy, Columbia, SC, October 13, 2020

Co-Host, Episode 26: Josh Baker, Director, South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Nexsen Pruet & NP Strategy, Columbia, SC, Nov 3, 2020

Co-Host, Episode 27, Brandon Neal, Deputy Chief Legal Officer, and Mindy Staley, Assistant General Counsel, Novant Health, Nexsen Pruet & NP Strategy, Columbia, SC, Nov 11, 2020

Co-Host, Episode 28, Matt Shaffer, Senior Vice President, and Dr. Shawn Stinson, Senior Vice President of Health Care Innovation and Improvement, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Nexsen Pruet & NP Strategy, Columbia, SC, Nov 17, 2020

Matthew is an avid photographer and has traveled extensively with his camera in hand. His walls and desk are filled with images from his travels and of his family.

Matthew’s contributions to the Midlands community include years of service on various community boards including: Healthy Learners, Carolina Children's Home, the Free Medical Clinic, the American Heart Association, and Trustus Theatre. In recognition of service to children's initiatives he received the 2010 In All Things Charity Award from the Sisters of Charity Health System.

Matthew and his wife have 1 daughter. 


Matthew Roberts Bio PictureMatthew Roberts Hobby

"When a client has a problem, we are not satisfied until there is a solution. It's the cornerstone of our commitment to providing quality legal service."