New York


Healthcare - New York


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What the team is known for Widely regarded as a leading force in this space, housing a premier group of practitioners experienced across a broad range of healthcare and life sciences matters. Regularly represents clients such as academic medical centers, hospitals and physician groups in relation to transactional matters, litigation and compliance work.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"I was very impressed with their performance due to the quality of the work, and the fact that they are responsive and sensitive to cost and expense." 

Work highlights Continued to advise Mount Sinai Medical Center in relation to a range of regulatory and transactional matters, including affiliations and joint ventures.

Represented Montefiore Health System in its proposed purchase of the assets of Mount Vernon Hospital, Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester and Howe Avenue Nursing Home.

Notable practitioners  

Jeffrey Becker is lauded for being "strategic in his thinking," and is someone who "substantively knows the law and the right tactical positions." He concentrates on a range of transactional work including M&A and joint ventures.

Bethany Hills primarily focuses on regulatory compliance matters and reimbursement issues. She acts for clients drawn from across the healthcare industry spectrum.

Significant clients New York-Presbyterian Hospital, The Blackstone Group, Prudential Financial, Albert Einstein Health Network, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital.

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What the team is known for Expert knowledge in the healthcare transactional space, with additional strength across a range of regulatory and compliance matters. Particularly highlighted for its presence at the cutting edge of healthcare reform, and also boasts significant experience in HIPAA matters, litigation and financing.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Very knowledgeable about healthcare issues from a policy and political perspective."

"They are great: responsive, smart and well prepared." 

Work highlights Assisted Continuum Health Partners in the structuring of an integrated system with the Icahn School of Medicine and Mount Sinai Hospital.

Acted for Montefiore in its accountable care organization agreement with Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

Notable practitioners  

William Bernstein heads the practice, and is lauded for being "very knowledgeable" and "a great problem solver." He acts for clients such as managed care companies and financial institutions on a range of transactional matters, and is noted for his strength in the healthcare reform space. 

James Lytle is based in Albany and concentrates on healthcare lobbying and regulatory work with significant expertise of both federal and state laws and regulations. He is praised by clients for being "thoughtful, responsive and proactive on our issues." 

Robert Belfort is "very knowledgeable and practical," according to commentators. His respected practice encompasses both regulatory and transactional matters, and includes fraud and abuse work and HIPAA-related issues.

The "terrific" Helen Pfister is held in high regard by clients for her skills as a "good communicator." She advises nonprofit and provider organizations on a range of matters, including fraud and abuse issues and reimbursement.

The "very knowledgeable" Peter Olberg concentrates on healthcare transactions and corporate finance, providing expert advice on financings, acquisitions and joint ventures.  

Significant clients Ascension Health, Brooklyn Health Information Exchange, California HealthCare Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Maimonides Medical Center.

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What the team is known for Highlighted as a leading healthcare practice in this market, providing extensive expertise across the board in transactional work, regulatory matters and disputes. Acts for a wide array of notable clients such as managed care companies, technology entities and healthcare investors.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Their written material is very thorough and they are very well versed in the law."

"They have exceeded all expectations!" 

Work highlights Assisted Jersey City Medical Center in its merger with the Barnabas Health system.

Acted for Ascension Health Care Network in its potential purchase of St. Clare's, St. Joseph Hospital Center and St. Mary’s Hospital. 

Notable practitioners  

Edward Kornreich is regularly identified by sources as a leading healthcare practitioner, whose areas of expertise center around regulatory and transactional issues. His expertise spans areas such as antikickback laws, reimbursement matters and integrated systems.

The "very knowledgeable" Richard Zall is a highly regarded transactional and regulatory attorney. He advises a range of clients from hospitals to private equity firms in relation to matters such as joint ventures, financing and compliance. One satisfied client stated: "He was not only a good attorney, but a good adviser."

Herschel Goldfield enters the rankings amid significant praise from clients, and handles a range of transactional, regulatory and compliance issues. His client base includes healthcare providers and nonprofit organizations.

Significant clients Brooklyn Hospital Center, Catholic Health Services of Long Island, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Continuum Health Partners, Richmond University Medical Center.  

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What the team is known for Admired for its deep-rooted dedication to the healthcare space, performing consistently at the top end of the market across a range of transactional, regulatory and litigation matters. Provides significant expertise in areas such as False Claims Act investigations, enforcement matters and privacy work. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They are very knowledgeable with healthcare law, and are experienced and tremendously responsive."

Work highlights Acted for North Shore-LIJ Health System in relation to a class action suit brought against it alleging instances of identify theft.

Acted for Amida Care in relation to the extension of its partnership with Beacon Health Strategies and the regulatory matters surrounding this transaction.

Notable practitioners  

Stephen Warnke remains an extremely popular choice who is recognized as "an ardent advocate for his clients" and someone whose "guidance has always been excellent." He is regarded as an expert in compliance and regulatory matters, regularly advising on matters related to Medicare and Medicaid and fraud and abuse issues.

Brett Friedman is a highly regarded associate who is identified by commentators as a rising star at the practice. He possesses notable skill in fraud and abuse matters, government audits and Medicare and Medicaid regulations.

Significant clients Pfizer, IASIS Healthcare, Westchester Medical Center, Maimonides Medical Center, Lutheran HealthCare and Lutheran Medical Center.

Band 2 | Arent Fox LLP

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What the team is known for Highly regarded healthcare group that maintains a strong offering in the New York market while drawing on impressive nationwide strength. Well known for solely representing healthcare providers in connection with a broad range of regulatory and compliance issues, transactional work and litigation.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Very knowledgeable, efficient and attentive." 

Work highlights Acted for Fundamental Long Term Care in its joint venture with a hospital system based in Nevada.  

Advised NorthStar Realty with regard to a range of transactional and regulatory matters including licensing and reimbursement.

Notable practitioners  

Connie Raffa is held in high esteem for the "tremendous amount of experience" that she brings to her practice. She regularly handles a wide range of matters including reimbursement, compliance and fraud and abuse issues, and is described by sources as "extremely knowledgeable and thorough."

Michael Blass is praised for being a "great client advocate." His focus includes a broad spread of regulatory and transactional work, including joint ventures and financings for a number of healthcare providers.  

Significant clients Maxim Healthcare Services, Able Health Care Service, Southern Tier Hospice, Utopia Home Care, Jewish Social Services Agency.

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What the team is known for Highly regarded group offering deep expertise in legislative, regulatory and policy issues as well as significant experience in transactional matters such as joint ventures and acquisitions. Recent work sees it identified as a go-to firm for clients responding to recent healthcare reforms.

Work highlights Assisted Great South Bay in its disposition to North Shore-LIJ Health System.  

Acted for EmblemHealth and its subsidiary Health Insurance Plan in the purchase of four New York-based medical practices.

Notable practitioners  

Harold Iselin is based in the firm's Albany office, and is highly respected by commentators for his experience in this space. He is an expert in, among others, reimbursement and civil healthcare litigation.

Francis Serbaroli possesses a "wealth of knowledge" across a wide range of healthcare issues, and is praised for his consistently up-to-date understanding of the impact of recent reforms. He advises a wide range of healthcare entities including hospitals, clinical laboratories and pharmaceutical companies.

Significant clients New York Health Plan Association, MVP HealthCare, Oscar Insurance Corp, Affinity Health Plan, WellCare. 

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What the team is known for Commended for its strong transactional capabilities, with expertise spanning a wide range of M&A, joint ventures and restructurings. Also offers impressive experience across a range of regulatory and dispute-related matters, and houses particular expertise in advising health systems and hospitals in relation to issues such as medical staffing and peer review. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The lawyers are at the top of their game in the area of specialty and have an excellent manner with the client."

"They have always given well-rounded advice and always explained the path of legal decision-making."

Work highlights Advised Fidelis Care New York on a range of matters including employment issues, M&A and regulatory issues.

Advised The Wartburg Adult Care Community in relation to a restructuring and review of its bylaws.

Notable practitioners  

Brian Platton is noted for giving "well-balanced and rounded advice." He regularly acts for clients such as managed care companies and insurers in relation to matters such as licensing, financings and M&A.

Andrew Roth is described by sources as "very experienced and a very good communicator with excellent knowledge of healthcare law." He represents both provider and payor organizations across a wide range of matters such as M&A, HIPAA-related issues and fraud and abuse.

Significant clients BioHorizons, Data Driven Delivery Systems, Corizon Health, HealthFirst, Montefiore Medical Center.

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What the team is known for Excellent track record for its work providing a full-service offering to provider organizations, with expertise spanning an array of corporate, regulatory, reimbursement and privacy-related issues. Houses an impressive bench of experienced practitioners who can draw on significant nationwide resources.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They are an excellent law firm and produce good work for us - I would highly recommend them."

Notable practitioners  

Peter Millock is identified by commentators as being a highly respected practitioner whose regulatory expertise sees him act for a range of clients including physician affiliations and nursing homes.

James Fabian is "very reliable and very knowledgeable," according to market sources. His expertise spans a broad spread of areas, including managed care, fraud and abuse and affiliation arrangements.

Susan Robfogel has been described as an "exceptional lawyer" and is well known for her work in the life sciences industry. She possesses significant expertise in areas including labor and employment matters, regulatory issues and transactional work.

Michele Masucci heads the team, and is highly regarded for her expertise in accountable care organization formation and a range of fraud and abuse matters. She also possesses notable strength in the transactional arena, handling M&A and joint ventures for a range of for-profit clients.

Peter Egan is highly regarded for being "responsive, timely and knowledgeable of healthcare law." He advises both nonprofit and for-profit clients on compliance, regulatory and fraud and abuse issues as well as hospital mergers and affiliations.

Significant clients Lawrence & Memorial, North American Partners in Anesthesia, Harbor Medical Associates, Providence Health System, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.    

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What the team is known for Long-standing expertise across a broad range of transactional and regulatory matters, with increasing activity in areas such as healthcare real estate financing. Houses a strong bench of dedicated practitioners, whose expertise regularly attracts clients such as nursing homes, home care providers and managed care plans.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Very good, responsive and thorough."

Work highlights Acted for Field Home-Holy Comforter in the formation and creation of a senior residential community.

Advised Amsterdam Nursing Home on the drafting and negotiating of its accountable care and managed care provider contracts.

Notable practitioners  

Brian McGovern is held in high esteem by clients for his skills as a "good negotiator." He primarily acts for healthcare providers, and offers advice on matters such as government investigations, regulatory compliance and reimbursement issues.

Paul Mourning is particularly noted for his experience with nonprofit organizations, and regularly handles matters such as financing, joint ventures and restructuring for entities such as hospitals and religious institutions.

Significant clients CenterLight Health System, Metropolitan Jewish Health System, Visiting Nurse Service, The Salvation Army, Amsterdam Continuing Care Health System.

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What the team is known for Maintains a strong position in this space, and fields a strong team noted for concentrating on the regulatory and business aspects of healthcare. Deep expertise across a range of matters, including antitrust, managed care contracting, medical staffing and joint ventures.

Notable practitioners  

Robert Andrew Wild primarily represents healthcare providers and remains a highly respected figure thanks to his extensive experience in this area. His practice spans a range of issues, including antitrust, regulatory compliance and M&A.

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What the team is known for Well-regarded healthcare group whose notably broad-based expertise sees it regularly handle a range of regulatory and transactional matters for clients such as hospitals, pharmacies and medical device companies. Leading player in western New York.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Responsive, available, and very skilled on technical issues." 

Work highlights Acted for Kaleida Health in an appeal brought against it with respect to Medicare reimbursement.

Notable practitioners  

Ellen Weissman heads the practice group. She is highly regarded for her expert knowledge of regulatory and compliance matters, transactional issues and reimbursement.

Significant clients Montefiore Medical Center, Albany Medical Center, Lake Erie Regional Health System of New York, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Windsong Radiology Group.

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What the team is known for Commended for its extensive representation of a wide range of healthcare providers including long-term care groups and managed care organizations. Houses impressive strength in the transactional space, regularly handling mergers and restructurings, while also offering strong regulatory and litigation capabilities.

Work highlights Assisted Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care & Rehabilitation and its affiliates in relation to a number of diverse transactions, compliance matters and regulatory issues.

Advised the American Board of Neurological Surgery with regard to a range of transactional and regulatory matters.

Notable practitioners  

Jeffrey Schneider has been described by one client as "the best healthcare lawyer in New York." He focuses on the transactional and regulatory elements of healthcare as well as being experienced in healthcare litigation.

Significant clients The State University of New York, Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, Nurse On Call, Continuum of Care Improvement Through Information Exchange New York.

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What the team is known for Highly respected group capable of tackling a broad spread of transactional and regulatory matters for its notable client base. Draws particular acclaim for its expertise in the reimbursement sphere, maintaining an impressive track record in litigating such disputes on behalf of providers.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They are experts in Medicaid, their performance is great and they are very thorough." 

Work highlights Advised New York City Health & Hospitals on the creation of an accountable care organization and on a range of operational matters related to the new entity.

Notable practitioners  

Joseph Willey is described as "very thoughtful, very thorough and has an encyclopedic knowledge of the law." His area of expertise is healthcare compliance and he provides expert advice on antikickback laws and the False Claims Act.

The "very knowledgeable" Peter Nadel draws on a wealth of experience in healthcare litigation, and continues to act for providers in a range of disputes in this space while maintaining notable transactional expertise. 

Significant clients New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation, City of New York, Greater New York Hospital Association, Cardiovascular Research Foundation.  

Other Ranked Lawyers 其他上榜律师

Jeffrey Ruggiero of Arnold & Porter LLP has a broad-based transactional practice and handles matters such as M&A, joint ventures, affiliations and dispositions. He is also notably experienced in regulatory matters, litigation and licensure.

Wendy Goldstein of Cooley LLP focuses on representing clients in the healthcare and life sciences arena and is an expert in fraud and abuse-related issues.

Charles Luband is noted for his "superb technical skills in advising public hospitals in their efforts with Medicaid." He represents hospitals and physician practices with regard to Medicaid reimbursement and regulatory matters, and is based at Dentons.

Foley & Lardner LLP's Jeff Thrope described as an "extremely able technician" who is praised for being "extremely attentive to client service." He possesses an impressive breadth of expertise in healthcare issues, with experience in diverse matters such as internal investigations and network formation.

Ross Lanzafame of Harter Secrest & Emery LLP is a new entry to the rankings, and is praised for his "superb knowledge of the healthcare market and its implications." He primarily represents provider organizations and concentrates on a range of corporate and regulatory issues.

Albany-based Robert Iseman of Iseman Cunningham Riester & Hyde LLP draws on extensive experience when acting for a broad range of providers and insurers. His expertise spans diverse matters such as corporate governance, peer review and fraud and abuse.

Clients are quick to praise David Ivill of McDermott Will & Emery LLP for his ability to "understand business, regulation and the healthcare climate in New York." He is lauded for his experience across a range of areas, including operational and management issues, compliance matters and reimbursement.

Robert Greene of Phillips Lytle LLP is noted for his broad-based practice in this space, and regularly handles matters such as corporate formation, regulatory issues and tax exemption for clients.

Paul Schnell is highly regarded for his healthcare transactional work, and is a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates. He possesses particular expertise and experience in M&A and is also noted for his work in corporate governance.  

Joel Hodes is the senior partner in Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP's healthcare group, and acts for a wide variety of healthcare clients, including long-term care facilities and physician practices. His expertise spans a range of financial, operational and regulatory matters.

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