Gary J. McRay - Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC

Gary J. McRay

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1993

Gary McRay is a shareholder in the firm and the leader of Foster Swift’s  health care practice.

With nearly 40 years of experience, he has earned a reputation for handling sophisticated transactions for hospitals, managed care organizations, HMOs, health insurers, physician groups and other provider entities and for helping his clients stay on top of complex regulatory issues, such as Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark II, Medicare, Medicaid, and BCBSM reimbursement appeals.  Gary represents for-profit corporations throughout Michigan as well as international companies doing business in the state.

In addition to his health care work, Gary’s business law clients include corporations seeking counsel for mergers, acquisitions and sale transactions.  His tax law clients rely on him for a wide range of services, including creation of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and federal taxation issues.  Gary also handles administrative, tax court and federal court appeals, with an emphasis on tax-exempt work for exempt organizations, including unrelated business income tax issues, and TBOR 2 issues.

Gary’s international law practice includes representation of foreign corporations in Michigan. This has included establishing an EB-5 Center and facilitating joint ventures and strategic alliances as well as acquisitions and direct investments.

Gary is a prolific author and invited speaker on issues involving the intersection of health care and the law.  He has been published more than 30 times over the years in a variety of periodicals, including Michigan Health & Hospitals magazine.

Additional Information

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

University of MichiganBA 1969University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D. 1972
American Bar AssociationIngham County Bar Association

Office Location

313 South Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48933-2114
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Health Care Law of the Lansing Metro Area
Gary J. McRay has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Health Care Law