Thomas L. Johnson


Tommy Johnson is a corporate and health care lawyer at Boyce Law Firm.  He regularly advises clients on health law-related matters including information technology, privacy and security, and regulatory compliance, and routinely drafts and negotiates commercial contracts involving EMR software and other enterprise agreements involving a significant IT component.

As a part of his corporate practice, Tommy works with companies of all sizes—from start-ups to large companies—in general corporate matters, including corporate governance, corporate transactions, and commercial contracting.  Tommy believes in and takes pride in a “value-added” approach to representing clients, and brings a strong background in business and finance that allows him to add an additional layer to value throughout a transaction or case.

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• Provide extensive HIPAA/HITECH regulatory guidance including structuring HIPAA/data privacy programs, conducting HIPAA breach investigations, and drafting and negotiating business associate agreements;
• Advise on transactions/regulatory matters involving long term care facilities;
• Represent behavioral health care and other providers subject to 42 CFR Part 2’s Confidentiality Provisions;
• Represent physicians and mid-level practitioners before their respective South Dakota licensing boards;
• Draft and negotiate technology/web development agreements, software licensing agreements, and other technology-related contracts;
• Advise employers on employment-related matters, including negotiating employment agreements, non-compete/non-solicitation agreements, and severance agreements;
• Counsel closely-held companies regarding various corporate matters and disputes, including preparing operating agreements, buy-sell agreements, and commercial contracts.


• State and Federal Courts in South Dakota


J.D., University of Minnesota Law School (2013), magna cum laude
• I.P. Moot Court Student Director

B.S.,B.S., South Dakota State University (2010), summa cum laude
• Received degrees in Mathematics and Economics
• Recipient of Schultz-Werth Award for senior research paper on the Black-Scholes option pricing model
• Member SDSU Hockey Club


Professional and Community

  • Second Circuit Bar Association
  • American Bar Association – Young Lawyers Division
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Sioux Falls Young Professionals Network
  • Junior Achievement of South Dakota
  • Sioux Empire Adult Amateur Hockey League

Publications and Presentations

  • Physician Compensation Arrangements – Midwest Medical Edition (Sept/Oct 2015)
  • Employment Law – Documentation and Discipline (2015)