Category: Healthcare Law

Announcing Ritter Spencer Cheng PLLC

Ritter Spencer Cheng PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of Richard Y. Cheng as a Managing Member of the firm. This strategic appointment strengthens the firm’s commitment to delivering top-notch legal services and marks a significant milestone in its ongoing growth and development.

Richard brings a wealth of legal experience to Ritter Spencer Cheng PLLC. His practice focuses on corporate transactions, regulatory & compliance,  governmental investigations, and administrative appeals. Richard has an impressive track record in healthcare law, and represents all facets of the healthcare industry from post-acute care providers, physicians, investment platforms (e.g. private equity, family office, accredited investors, etc.) in healthcare, retail medicine providers (e.g. med spas, IV hydration bars), management services organizations (MSOs), dental service organizations (DSOs), ancillary providers (e.g. labs, pharmacies, rehabilitation providers, ASCs, urgent care centers) digital healthcare companies, veterinarians, chiropractors and wellness companies. Richard’s unique practice combines his corporate transaction background with his regulatory background, making him an experienced practitioner well versed in Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act, HIPAA, HITECH Act, the Civil Monetary Penalties Law, corporate practice of medicine, Medicare conditions of participation, and other healthcare regulatory issues.

“We are thrilled to welcome Richard to our team,” said Chelsie Spencer, Managing Attorney at Ritter Spencer Cheng PLLC. “Richard’s demonstrated experience as a health care law attorney is invaluable to clients navigating complex regulatory schemes within the healthcare sector and his corporate M&A experience uniquely qualifies him as a seasoned professional to advise clients on how to properly structure transactions in a highly regulated industry like healthcare. Also, as a colleague in the cannabis industry, Richard has been representing clients regularly in the cannabis space for many years. We look forward to building a firm that offers exceptional representation for our cannabis clients in Texas and the surrounding region.”

The addition of Richard Y. Cheng also expands the firm’s renowned alternative substances practice, which currently includes cannabis, kratom, ketamine, psychedelics, and more. With his expertise in cannabis, ketamine, and kratom,  the firm is uniquely poised to provide comprehensive legal services to clients in this sector. Ritter Spencer Cheng PLLC remains steadfast in its mission to provide the highest quality legal services to its clients. For more information about Ritter Spencer Cheng PLLC and its legal services, please visit