Lawrence M. Ross



Mr. Ross is a Member of the firm where the focus of his business and corporate law practice are health law, taxation, and employee benefits counseling. Mr. Ross represents a variety of institutional, group and individual providers of health care services. His practice encompasses all aspects of business and corporate law, primarily for the health care industry, including health care transactions, corporate governance and general business and corporate law, for both for profit and charitable organizations. Mr. Ross also works on various health care regulatory matters affecting providers such as fraud and abuse, HIPAA, compliance/false claims, licensure and peer review matters and general health law issues, and has assisted in the amendment and restatement of hospital medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations.

Mr. Ross has more than 30 years of experience before state and federal healthcare and tax agencies including the Internal Revenue Service, the New York State Departments of Health, Education, Insurance and Taxation and Finance, and the Federal and New York State Department of Labor.

Mr. Ross is a lecturer and writer on health and tax law topics and professional ethics. He frequently appears before professional societies on the business aspects of the practice of medicine, has participated on the presentation panel for the Medical Society of the State of New York for the Quick Learn Series for Residents and participates as a speaker during Incoming Residents’ Week at the State University of New York at Buffalo Schools of Medicine and Biomedical Science and Dental Medicine. He also is responsible for publication of the firm’s electronic healthcare law newsletter.

In 2006, Mr. Ross was chosen by Business First as one of the region’s top 50 most influential and innovative leaders in the health sciences community. Mr. Ross was the first lawyer included in this prestigious listing. He has also been named to the list of the Legal Elite of WNY by Business First.

Mr. Ross is a member of the Health Law Committees of the New York and Erie County Bar Associations and served on the County Bar Association’s Liaison Committee to the Erie County Medical Society.

Mr. Ross is a cum laude graduate of Ohio State University where he served as Chief Justice of the Undergraduate Student Judicial Commission. He earned his Juris Doctorate at the University at Buffalo Law School, where he was research editor and member of the editorial board of the Buffalo Law Review. Mr. Ross also earned a Masters in Taxation from New York University.

Mr. Ross currently serves on the Board of Directors of the GOW School, Crisis Services, and the Amherst Central Alumni Foundation, Inc. He was also recently appointed to the Board of Trustees of Temple Beth Tzedek in Williamsville, NY.


Court Admissions

Courts of the State of New York
United States District Court
- Western District of New York
United States Tax Court

Admitted to Practice

New York
New Jersey
Nebraska (inactive)


New York University (LL.M., 1983)
University at Buffalo Law School (J.D., 1979)
Ohio State University (B.A., cum laude, 1975)

Professional Recognition

Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated Lawyer
Best Lawyers in America – “Lawyer of the Year” in Buffalo – Health Care Law
Upstate New York Super Lawyers List
Business First’s Who’s Who in Law

Community Associations

The Gow School
Board of Trustees of Temple Beth Tzedek