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Wilson Hayman

t: 919.783.1140

Wilson Hayman advises health care providers and networks on business transactions and compliance with Stark, Anti-Kickback, and other federal and state laws. He also represents nonprofit church organizations on a range of business and litigation matters.

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A note from our Managing Partner, Dan Cahill: It is with profound sadness and a heavy heart that I inform you that Wilson Hayman passed away on November 28, 2020. Wilson was a dedicated member of the Poyner Spruill family for 30 years.


Wilson represents health care providers in forming joint ventures, sales and acquisitions, entering into all types of financial relationships including management, services, employment, recruitment and managed care contracts. He represents health care providers in the formation and operation of provider-owned and controlled managed care organizations, including IPAs, PHOs, MSOs, and HMOs. He has  represented medical device manufacturers and behavioral health providers, LMEs, and MCOs in a wide range of regulatory matters. Wilson represents nonprofit church organizations and their affiliates on corporate, employment, and other business issues and litigation.

Areas of Focus

+Administrative Health Care Law

  • Represented self-funded plan sponsor in submission of Multiple Employer Welfare Association PPO filing for approval by NC Department of Insurance
  • Represented health care providers in the formation and operation of provider-owned and controlled managed care organizations, including IPAs, PHOs, MSOs, and HMOs
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+Health Care

  • Represented public and private hospital systems as lead counsel in the acquisition and sale of hospitals, physician practices, and HMOs
  • Represented hospitals and physicians in the drafting and negotiation of all types of professional services, recruitment, employment, and managed care contracts
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+Trials, Hearings, & Mediation

  • Represented area mental health authority or LME in federal litigation resulting from state mental health reform
  • Represented church organizations and their affiliates in corporate, employment, and other litigation-related matters
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University of North Carolina, JD, 1979

Princeton University, BA, 1976, magna cum laude

+Notable Accomplishments

Recognized as a Leading Attorney by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Healthcare) 2014 – 2020

Ranked among Law & Politics magazine’s North Carolina “Super Lawyers,” 2006 (Health Care Law)

+Professional & Community Activities

President, United Methodist Church Conference Chancellors Association, 2017-2019

Vice Chairman and Director, NC Museum of History Foundation

Treasurer, Carolina Triangle Princeton Club

Vice Chair, NC Annual Conference Board of Institutions, Inc.

Director, L.L. Polk House Foundation

Chancellor, North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church

Past National Chair, Carolina Parents Council, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015-2016

Former Member, Board of Visitors of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003-2007

North Carolina Bar Association; former Editor, Prognosis, Health Law Section Newsletter; former member, Health Law Section Council

American Health Lawyers Association

North Carolina Society of Health Care Attorneys

Wake County Bar Association

Rotary Club of Raleigh; President 2001-2002

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