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Johnston Allison & Hord Attorneys
Johnston Allison & Hord Attorneys
Johnston Allison & Hord Attorneys
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Johnston, Allison & Hord
1065 East Morehead Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
704.332.1181    Fax: 704.376.1628
James W. Allison RETIRED
Tel: 704-998-2236 | Fax: 704-376-1628
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  • Health Care, Fraud and Abuse
  • Corporate
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Construction Law
  • Tax Exempt Entities


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (J.D., 1969)
  • Davidson College (B.A., 1966)


  • North Carolina, 1969

Representative Transactions

  • Extensive work with healthcare providers in designing models for physician ownership of medical office buildings to include use of LLCs, Master Limited Partnerships, General Partnerships and TICs and insuring compliance with Stark and Fraud and Abuse Statutes.
  • Represented regional healthcare provider in a credit lease financing transaction involving the sale and leaseback of 22 medical office buildings located in North and South Carolina to investors in five property groups with an overall transaction value of $120+ million.
  • Represented investor in connection with the restructuring and recapitalization of a joint venture and modification of related financing involving a mixed use development consisting of 24 properties owned by four related entities with a value after recapitalization of $32+ million.
  • Represented regional healthcare provider in sale/lease back of five multi-story medicaloffice buildings comprised of over 650K square feet with an overall transaction value of $125+ Million.
  • Represented local textile company in a reverse subsidiary merger with $30+ Million purchase price.
  • Successfully represented large physician group in eastern North Carolina in OIG overbilling investigation, which resulted in repayment of principal only with no interest or penalty by using voluntary compliance procedures.
  • Established joint venture for free-standing ambulatory surgery center owned and operated by a non-profit hospital and multi-disciplinary physician group.
  • Merger of two hospital systems to include favorable rulings by IRS and N.C. Department of Insurance.
  • Represented large Trade Association in obtaining favorable IRS Ruling with respect to creation of wholly owned subsidiary in order to avoid UBIT.

Honors and Awards

  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America Health Care Law section (2005-2019)
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers - Health Care (2006-2018)
  • Named Lawyer of the Year, Charlotte Best Lawyers, Health Care Law (2014)
  • Friends of Scouting Campaign (Section Co-Chair)
  • Captain in the United States Army (1969-1971)
  • Served in Vietnam War (1970-1971) and awarded the Bronze Star
  • Eagle Scout

Publications & Presentations

  • "Informed Consent - A Community Perspective Public Research Forum"
  • "Taking Charge-Innovative Strategies in Managed Care"
  • "Managed Care Happens - Legislative Update"


Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Health Law Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association - Health Law Section
  • Mecklenburg Bar Association
  • North Carolina Society of Health Care Attorneys
  • American Health Lawyers Association

Community Involvement

  • Board Member - Charlotte Bridge Home (Wounded Warriors)
  • Board Member, Executive Committee, Chair of Governance Committee, Bank of Commerce
  • Board Member, Sharon Towers - The Presbyterian Home of Charlotte
  • Board Member, Mecklenburg Bar Association (former)
  • Board Member, Metrolina Health Initiative
  • Board Member, Presbyterian Hospital Institutional Review Board
  • Member, Physicians Reach Out Committee, Mecklenburg County Medical Society