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Cory  Macdonald

Cory Macdonald

Phone: 512-476-0005
Cory Macdonald heads the healthcare and retirement housing practice group at Richards Rodriguez & Skeith. When clients contact Cory about how to interpret a particular regulation, or whether they can disclose protected health information to a requesting party, they know they will receive a prompt response. Cory prides himself on being readily available to clients, because he knows problems hit hard and fast in a healthcare facility. Patients and concerned family members deserve to have needs met quickly, but because healthcare is so tightly regulated, resolving a patient or family member concern often requires careful risk analysis. This means providers must be able to rely on their legal counsel to be there, and be ready to provide assistance from start to resolution. Cory’s clients know they will get the attention they deserve.

As Chair of the Austin Health Lawyers Association, he participates in selecting speakers that update the group on important healthcare law developments. He frequently conducts presentations on healthcare topics including patient privacy (HIPAA/HITECH), healthcare provider contracts, and the Affordable Care Act. Because he is attuned to changes in healthcare law, Cory is able to keep his clients informed regarding the Affordable Care Act, including the rapid formation of Accountable Care Organizations and implementation deadlines required under the law.

Cory has developed a sub-specialty in healthcare facility and senior housing financing. He has served as borrower’s counsel in tax-exempt bond financings of new construction, and he frequently serves as Texas counsel to national healthcare companies refinancing traditional and HUD-insured loans. Cory’s regulatory expertise comes in handy in these projects, because Texas healthcare law interpretation is often required to get the deal done.

Cory also serves as regulatory counsel to national companies purchasing Texas healthcare facilities. In this role, Cory handles the process of transferring facility licenses and obtaining Medicare certification for the new owners. Purchasers of Texas facilities often face numerous diverse tasks. By handling the licensure and certification process from start to finish, Cory relieves the often overwhelming pressure in-house teams face in these transactions.

Cory is a native Austinite, a devoted husband and a proud father of three. He is active in charitable community endeavors. He serves on multiple nonprofit and professional boards and committees. He was a founding board member of the St. Michael’s Episcopal Day School, and he applied his expertise in nonprofit law to assist in the formation of the school and answer legal questions regarding tax-exemption.

Professional Licenses, Memberships, Honors and Awards
  • State Bar of Texas, 2005
  • Chair, Austin Health Lawyers Association
  • Legal Committee Member, LeadingAge (formerly the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging).
  • Member, Austin Bar Association
  • University of Texas, L.B.J. School of Public Affairs, M.P.Aff., 2005
  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2005
  • University of Texas, B.A., 2000