Rose Willis

Education & Credentials


Saginaw Valley State University

  •  NCAA Division II All American Athlete

Michigan State University College of Law

  • Managing Editor, Michigan State Law Review
  • Member, Michigan State Law Review
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Dean King Scholars Program

Bar Admission

  • Michigan


  • DBusiness, 2017 Top Lawyers
  • Health Care Compliance Association, Certified Healthcare Compliance, effective December 2009
  • Michigan Super Lawyers "Rising Star"

Prominent Assignments

Rose's practice focuses on healthcare regulatory, transactional and corporate law in her representation of healthcare providers and suppliers and other current or prospective participants in the healthcare industry. Rose regularly counsels healthcare industry clients on matters regarding:

  • Entity governance documents such as Bylaws, Operating Agreements, Shareholder Agreements, Buy-Sell Agreements and Deferred Compensation Agreements
  • HIPAA privacy and security laws
  • Mergers and acquisitions involving physician practices and hospitals
  • Joint ventures and block leasing concepts
  • Turnkey leases involving equipment, real estate and services
  • Physician and midlevel provider employment agreements
  • Corporate compliance programs
  • Professional service agreements
  • Stark, Anti-Kickback and other federal and state fraud and abuse laws in structuring hospital, physician and other healthcare ventures
  • Certificate of Need letters of intent and applications
  • Corporate practice of medicine issues
  • Healthcare software license agreements and meaningful use requirements
  • Accountable care organizations, clinically integrated networks and other structural options in the post-healthcare reform environment for increasing quality while reducing costs
  • Homes for the Aged and Adult Foster Care facility licensure matters

Professional Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section; Health Care Law Section
  • Saginaw County Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Health Care Compliance Association
  • Adjunct Professor at Saginaw Valley State University: Health Policy and Regulation


  • Author, “Frequently Asked Questions on the Certificate of Need Process for Surgical Services,” Healthcare Michigan, June 2017 
  • Co-Presenter, "Understanding the Recent Changes to the Stark Law Regulations: What Lies Ahead in 2016 and Beyond," Dickinson Wright Webinar (November 2016)
  • Panelist, "Accountable Care Organizations Task Force," Transactions Conference Lunch Panel, Nashville, TN (May 2016)
  • Presenter, "Are You HIPAA-notized Yet?," Dickinson Wright Healthcare Seminar (September 2014)
  • Team Leader and Peer Reviewer, "Corporate Practice of Medicine-50 State Survey," American Health Lawyers Association (to be published 2014)
  • Co-Author, "Member Briefing: Summary of OIG's 2014 Work Plan," American Health Lawyers Association (February 2014)
  • Co-Author, "'Super Group Today, ACO Tomorrow': How Multispecialty Groups Are Desirable Structures for Future ACO Certification," Physician Organizations Practice Group, American Health Lawyers Association (June 2012)
  • Moderator, "Corporate Practice of Medicine: A Review of the Doctrine and its Applications," Webinar, American Health Lawyers Association (January 26, 2012)
  • Author, "Health Care Reform," (September 20, 2010)
  • Speaker, "Update on Health Reform," Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, Management Information & Business Conference (June 2010)
  • Moderator, "Take the Time- Answers for your Clients' Health Reform Questions," Webinar, Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (March 2010)
  • Co-Author, "Electronic Health Record Financial Incentives Available to Medicare and Medicaid Providers," West Michigan M.D. News (July/August 2009)
  • Frequent author, Dickinson Wright Healthcare Blog
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