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The attorneys in the Health Care Practice Area counsel clients on a broad range of problems, integrating traditional legal principles with the special body of federal and state law governing the health care field. Our clients include a spectrum of health care providers such as major medical centers, nursing homes, ambulatory care facilities, behavioral health providers, rehabilitation facilities, physicians and physician groups, laboratories, hospices, home health agencies, ambulance and invalid carriers, and pharmacies, as well as other individual practitioners such as pharmacists, nurses, chiropractors, dentists, physical therapists, professional counselors, social workers, respiratory care practitioners and dieticians. We are general or special counsel to more than a dozen licensed health care facilities, as well as numerous physicians and other health care providers in the State of New Jersey.

Our attorneys utilize their backgrounds in health care, government contracts, and as former government attorneys, coupled with their experience in areas such as regulatory compliance including the anti-kickback law, the Stark law and HIPAA, licensure and professional liability, professional practice formation, contracting, and tax counseling, in advising our clients on problems ranging from everyday operational issues to major transactions. We also serve as special litigation counsel to associations of health care providers on vital regulatory issues, in addition to providing a full range of litigation services to the health care community.

When situations arise for other legal expertise, our environmental attorneys may be asked to assist in matters relating to environmental issues affecting health care facilities, our corporate attorneys work with us on tax-exempt bond financing transactions, and our labor and employment attorneys are available in employment-related matters. Attorneys in other practice areas, such as land use, planning and zoning, litigation, corporate, banking, and white collar criminal defense are also consulted to best address the needs of our clients.

Our attorneys are involved in the New Jersey State Bar Association Health and Hospital Law Section, the American Health Lawyers Association, and various other health care associations, and have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, and Super Lawyers.

Our services include the following areas:

  • Anti-kickback Law/Stark Law/NJ Self-Referral Law
  • Professional Practice Formation and Related Agreements
  • Preparation and Negotiation of Contracts, such as Management, Employment, Independent Contractor, Partnership, Operating and Shareholder Agreements
  • Nonprofit Corporation Formation and Contracts
  • Tax Exempt Organizations and IRS Matters
  • Medicare and Medicaid and Other Reimbursement Issues
  • Health Care Operational Issues
  • Medical Staff Bylaws, Credentialing and Quality Issues
  • Acquisitions, Mergers and Consolidations
  • Physician Practice Management Issues
  • EMTALA, Joint Commission, and Medicare Conditions of Participation
  • Licensing and Professional Liability
  • Litigation
  • Purchase and Sale of Professional Practices and Practice Divorces
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • HIPAA and Confidentiality Issues
  • Informed Consent and Advance Directives
  • Lease Preparation and Negotiation
  • Joint Venture Formation
  • Clinical Trial Issues
  • Certificate of Need

Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. | Red Bank, NJ | Trenton, NJ | Newark, NJ | New York, NY | www.ghclaw.com | 1-800-842-1LAW