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Thomas M. Murphy

Thomas M. Murphy

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Business and Corporate Law
Healthcare Law
Nonprofit Organizations Law


Thomas M. Murphy

Thomas Murphy practices general corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on healthcare law for both physicians and hospitals. He works with healthcare clients on a wide range of matters including formation, contract issues with other providers and insurance companies, regulatory issues, and general business transactions. During his career, Tom has played important roles in forming various joint ventures between physicians and among physicians and hospitals. He has expertise in Stark laws and regulations, Anti-kickback regulations, Fraud & Abuse provisions, HIPAA, EMTALA and PPACA.

In addition to healthcare law, Tom has expertise in nonprofit corporation law. For nonprofit clients, he has assisted with formation of nonprofit entities, drafting vendor contracts, defining relationships among owners, and much more. He also advises these clients regarding governance issues and organizational compliance with Internal Revenue Service regulations.

Prior to joining Gust Rosenfeld, Tom served as General Counsel for Carondelet Health Network, the oldest and largest nonprofit healthcare provider in Southern Arizona. He was instrumental in helping grow that business to four hospitals, one primary care physician group, a healthcare foundation, and various other facilities. Before that, he spent 22 years at a local Tucson firm, where he practiced healthcare law, business law and transactions, and nonprofit corporation law.

Thomas Murphy is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, representing the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.

Loyola Marymount University of Los Angeles (B.A., 1969)
University of Arizona College of Law (J.D., December 1972)

Arizona, 1973
U.S. Court of Appeal, Seventh and Ninth Circuits

State Bar of Arizona
Pima County Bar Association
American Academy of Hospital Attorneys (1974-1997)
American Health Lawyers Association (1975-present)
National Association of Diocesan Attorneys (1974-2004)

The Arizona Aerospace Foundation (Pima Air & Space Museum) (Board of Trustees, 2013 – present; Secretary, 2014 - present)
DM-50 (Davis-Monthan Air Force Base) (member, 2001-present; Board of Directors, 2006-2012; Vice President, 2008-2009;
   President, 2010-2012)
355th Fighter Wing Community Wingman
12th Air Force Honorary Commander (2014 – present)
St. Mary’s Centurions (life member, 1980-present; Board of Directors, 1985-1995)
Tucson Fiesta Bowl Committee (life member, 1992-present; Basketball Chairman, 1994; Chairman, 1997-1999)
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (life board member, Board of Directors, 1998-2003)
Patronato San Xavier (member, Board 2001-2007)
Diocese of Tucson Foundation (member, Board of Directors, 1987-1993)

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