Mathew J. Levy
Shareholder/Director

Mathew J. Levy is a Shareholder/Director of the Firm and co-chairs the Firms corporate transaction and healthcare regulatory practice. Mr. Levy has extensive experience in, defending healthcare professionals in actions brought by State licensing authorities and Federal agencies. Mr. Levy has successfully defended numerous healthcare providers in actions involving the US Attorney’s Office investigations, Medicare Fraud Waste and Abuse investigations, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigations, OPMC, OPD, Medicare, Medicaid as well as commercial insurance audits. Mr. Levy has successfully structured and negotiated joint venture agreements, private equity transactions, venture capital transactions, stock purchase agreements, asset sale agreements, shareholders agreements, partnership agreements, employment contracts, managed care agreements and commercial leases.


Mathew J. Levy is a Shareholder and Director of the Firm and co-chairs the Firm’s corporate transaction and healthcare regulatory practice. Mr. Levy has successfully structured and negotiated:

TRANSACTIONAL MATTERS:
  • Physician Employment Contracts
  • Partnership Agreements / Shareholders Agreements
  • Stock Purchase / Asset Sale Agreements
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity Transactions / Venture Capital Transactions
  • Commercial leases
  • Ambulatory Surgery Centers/ Diagnostic and Treatment Centers
  •  IPA Formation
REGULATORY MATTERS:
  • Stark Law Issues
  • Anti-Kickback Statute
  • Fee-Splitting Issues
  • Prohibition Against the Corporate Practice of Medicine
  • Compliance programs
  • HIPAA privacy regulations
  • OSHA, OCR and DEA

Mr. Levy has extensive experience in defending healthcare professionals in actions brought by State licensing authorities and State & Federal agencies such as:

  • The US Attorney’s Office Investigations
  • The Attorney General’s Office Investigations
  • Medicare Fraud Waste and Abuse Investigations
  • Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigations
  • Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC)
  • Office of Professional Discipline (OPD)
  • OIG, OMIG, DEA, OSHA, OCR, OSHA
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Commercial Insurance Audits
  • Prepayment Review, Post Payment Review, Medicare Hearings and Hospital Discipline Investigations
ABOUT MATHEW J. LEVY - EQUITY PARTNER:

NOTEWORTHY LECTURES:

Mr. Levy speaks on numerous health law issues including multi-specialty groups, fraud and abuse, medical records, confidentiality of protected health information, employment contract negotiations, and licensure issues at varying locations:

  • Yale University
  • Columbia Presbyterian Hospital
  • NYU Downstate Hospital
  • Stony Brook Hospital
  • Montefiore Hospital
  • Beth Israel Medical Center
  • St. Vincent’s Hospital & Medical Center
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Maimonides Hospital
  • Plainview Hospital
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • New York State Medical Society
  • Nassau County Medical Society
  • Richmond County Medical Society
  • New York State Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Westchester County Medical Society
  • Suffolk County Medical Society
  • Queens County Medical Society
  • Rockland County Medical Society
  • Duchess County Medical Society
  • Osteopathic Medical Society
  • New York Chiropractic Counsel Annual Convention
NOTABLE PUBLICATIONS / APPEARANCES:
  • Physician Employment Agreements
  • Managed Care Audits
  • Physician Leases
  • The Anti-Kickback Statute
  • Asset Protection
  • OPMC & OPD Investigations
  • Insurance Audits
  • Concierge Medical Practices
  • “The Hot Seat”
  • How to Handle Investigators When They Show Up at Your Home or The Office
  • Sexual Harassment
HONORS AND AWARDS:
  • Super Lawyers, 2011-2021
  • Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, 2018
  • Professional Marquis Who’s Who, 2020
  • Top Attorneys in the New York Metro Area, 2019
  • Marquis Who’s Who, 2018 and 2019
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Toolkit for Independence Symposium, 2018
  • Certificate of Appreciation, New York State Osteopathic Medical Society, 2010
  • Certificate of Appreciation, NY Chapter II of the American Academy of Pediatrics, 2007
  • Certificate of Appreciation, NY Chapter II of the American Academy of Pediatrics, 2006
  • Certificate of Appreciation, New York Chapter II of the American Academy of Pediatrics, 2005
  • Counsel to Amtrak Police Surgeons Program
  • Member of National Emergency Medical Task Force
  • Founding Member of Medical Network Resource Group
PROMINENT MATTERS:
  • Represent large physician practice in False Claims Act investigation involving allegations of healthcare fraud and kickbacks; obtained resolution.
  • Represent healthcare practice related to HIPAA breach; obtained resolution.
  • Represented several healthcare practices in DOJ investigations.
  • Reviewed and negotiated Venture Capital transactions and Private Equity transactions.
  • Represented Durable Medical Equipment company in State and Federal investigations.
  • Successfully reinstated several physicians that were terminated from large health insurance company and negotiated removal from prepayment review.
  • Successfully overturned a $16 million Dollar commercial insurance overpayment demand on behalf of a large medical group with numerous locations.
  • Successfully overturned several commercial insurance overpayments demands on behalf of several healthcare providers.
  • Overturned multi-million-dollar Medicare and Medicaid overpayment demands, as well as overpayment demand with third party payors.
  • Negotiated settlement agreements significantly reducing potential penalties with the US Attorney’s Office on behalf of clients investigated with respect to alleged healthcare fraud.
  • Formed Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Diagnostic Treatment Centers and advised clients on the Certificate of Need process.
  • Represented Sellers and Buyers in connection with multi-million-dollar practice sales.
  • Structured and negotiated joint venture arrangements between health care providers.
  • Structured acquisition of nine health care facilities in addition to the purchase of the medical business and related real estate.
  • Successfully represented clients in licensure matters before the Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) and Office of Professional Discipline (OPD).
  • Created and structured numerous corporations and shareholders agreements, limited liability companies and operating agreements, partnerships and partnership agreements.
  • Drafted and negotiated commercial lease agreements on behalf of health care clients.
  • Created and structured asset protection and estate planning models for clients protecting millions of dollars of clients’ assets.
  • Structured and negotiated sale of multi-million dollar publicly traded health care company.
  • Formed Independent Practice Association (IPA) in New York.
  • Negotiated settlements with the US Attorney’s Office on behalf of a client, related to corporate integrity agreements.
  • Structured concierge medical practices.
  • Represented clients related to HIPPA breaches.
  • Represented clients related to OIG, OMIG, DOH, DEA, OCR, OSHA, and MAC investigations.
LECTURES:
  • Toolkit for Independence, March 25, 2021
  • Speaker: DC-NP Integration Webinar, April 6, 2021
  • Speaker: Grand Rounds, New Legal Developments in Medicine, Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. February 26, 2021
  • Speaker: Contracts for Young Physicians, New York Medical College, Valhalla, N.Y. January 6, 2021
  • Speaker: New York Chiropractic Council 31st Annual Convention, Understanding What To Do When An Investigator Shows Up At Your Home Or Office and How To Handle Third-Party Payor Audits, Westchester Marriott, Tarrytown, N.Y. October 16, 17 and 18, 2020
  • Speaker: Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioners, Intricacies of Nurse Practitioners Employment Contracts, Collaborative Agreements with Physicians and Independent Contractor Status, Adelphi University, Garden City, N.Y. April 21, 2020
  • Speaker: Richmond County Medical Society, Staten Island, N.Y. April 7, 2020
  • Speaker: The Pediatric Chief Residents’ Career & Leadership Curriculum, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, N.Y. March 4, 2020
  • Presentation: Fraud Waste & Abuse, Woodhull Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y. February 28, 2020
  • Understanding the Physician Employment Contract, New York Medical College, Valhalla, N.Y. November 19, 2019
  • Physicians Legal Issues Conference: Collaboration, Integration & Innovation, The InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, Chicago, I.L. September 12, 13 and 14, 2019
  • Understanding Third Party Payors, New York Chiropractic Counsel 29th Annual Convention, Westchester Marriot, Tarrytown, N.Y. October 12, 13 and 14, 2018
  • New York State Mandated Sexual Harassment Training, Russell’s Steaks and Chops, Williamsville, N.Y. September 20, 2018
  • Seminar: Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, N.Y. November 8, 2017
  • Seminar: NUMC Internal Medicine Seminar Series, East Meadow, N.Y. September 22, 2017
  • Seminar: NYHQ Dental and Oral Medicine, Flushing, N.Y. June 6, 2017
  • Seminar: Stony Brook General Residency Program, Stony Brook, N.Y. April 25, 2017
  • Seminar: Winthrop Dental Discussion with Residents, Mineola, N.Y. April 19, 2017
  • Seminar: Toolkit for Independence Symposium, Farmingdale, N.Y. February 27, 2017
  • Sailing into Practice Lutheran Dental, New York, N.Y. May 17, 2016
  • Sailing into Practice NYHQ Dental Fresh Meadows, N.Y. May 9, 2016
  • HIPAA Compliance Lecture Dynamic Media Imaging Maspeth, N.Y. May 4, 2016
  • Sailing into Practice Montefiore Hospital Anesthesiology, New York, N.Y. April 29, 2016
  • Sailing into Practice Kings County Hospital Dental, Brooklyn, N.Y. April 27, 2016
  • Contract Negotiation NYCOMEC Residents Topic, Old Westbury, N.Y. November 21, 2014
  • Sailing into Practice New York Medical College Alumni Center, Valhalla, N.Y. September 16, 2014
  • Sailing into Practice Harlem Hospital Dental, New York, N.Y. June 4, 2014
  • Sailing into Practice Stony Brook Periodontics, Stony Brook, N.Y. May 9, 2014
  • Sailing into Practice King County Hospital Dental, Brooklyn, N.Y. May 7, 2014
  • Sailing into Practice Nassau University Medical Center PM & R, East Meadow, N.Y. May 1, 2014
  • Sailing into Practice Stony Brook General Dental Residency, Stony Brook, N.Y. April 25, 2014
  • Sailing into Practice Montefiore GPR, Bronx, N.Y. April 22, 2014
  • Sailing into Practice Lincoln Dental – Lincoln Hospital GPR and OMFS, Bronx, N.Y. April 16, 2014
  • Sailing into Practice Wyckoff Heights Medical Center Surgery, Brooklyn, N.Y. April 10, 2014
  • Prepayment Audit Review and Post Payment Audit Review Alliance of Independent Physical Therapists & Counsel of Licensed Physical Therapists. East Elmhurst, New York March 18, 2014
  • Sailing Into Practice: Contracts and Avoidance of Employment Pitfall Regional Osteopathic Convention – New York (ROC-NY) 2014, Hauppauge, N.Y., February 21, 2014
  • How to Avoid the Prepayment Audit Review WCH Service Bureau, N.Y.C., N.Y., October 29, 2013
  • Practice Options and Contracting Issues NY Chiropractic Council Annual Convention, East Rutherford, New Jersey, October 17, 2013
  • Sailing into Practice Mathew Kapklein, MD, Ardsley, N.Y., October 11, 2013
  • How to Avoid the Prepayment Audit Review Wealth Edge Advisors, N.Y.C., N.Y., September 19, 2013
  • Sailing into Practice, AAP, District II Williamsville, N.Y., March 2012
  • Sailing into Practice, Medical Resource Group, Garden City, N.Y., May 2012
  • Sailing into Practice, Montefiore Hospital, The University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y., December 2012
  • Contract Negotiation, New York Institute of Technology, de Seversky Mansion, Old Westbury, N.Y., December 2012
  • Sailing into Practice, Westchester Children’s Hospital, Valhalla, N.Y., November 2012
  • Sailing into Practice, M&T Bank, New York, N.Y., September 2012
  • Sailing into Practice, Medical Resource Group, Garden City, N.Y., June 2012
  • Sailing into Practice, AAFS, New Orleans, L.A., June 2012
  • Negotiating Contracts, Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, N.Y., March 2012
  • Sailing into Practice, American Academy of Pediatrics, Bayside, NY, January 6, 2009
  • Sailing into Practice, American Academy of Pediatrics, Stony Brook, NY, January 21, 2009
  • Practice Options & Contracting Issues (Business Formation), Medical Student Business Association, NY Medical College, Valhalla, NY, January 22, 2009
  • Practice Options & Contracting Issues Plainview Hospital, Plainview, NY, March 20, 2009
  • Sailing into Practice, New York State Osteopathic Medical Society, Hauppauge, NY, March 27, 2009
  • Practice Options & Contracting Issues, SUNY Downstate Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY, April 16, 2009
  • Sailing into Practice, Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY, May 7, 2009
  • Joint Venture Arrangements and Retrospective Audits: A Lawyer’s Perspective, NYSSA (District 3), Rye Brook, NY, June 17, 2009
  • Sailing into Practice, NY Medical College Center, Valhalla, NY, July 23, 2009
  • Practice Options & Contracting Issues, Long Island Jewish Hospital, New Hyde Park, NY, September 2, 2009
  • Understanding Physician Lease Agreements & Anti Kickback Statute, IDTF, Business, Great Neck, NY, September 10, 2009
  • Understanding Physician Lease Agreements & Anti Kickback Statute, Queens County DPM Society, Great Neck, NY, September 17, 2009
  • Practice Options & Contracting Issues, Brooklyn Hospital, Family Medicine, Brooklyn, NY, October 1, 2009
  • Understanding Physician Lease Agreements & Anti Kickback Statute, South Nassau Hospital DPM, Oceanside, NY, October 21, 2009
  • Sailing into Practice, LIJ Medical Center Pediatrics Dentistry, New Hyde Park, NY, October 7, 2009
  • Practice Options & Contracting Issues, Long Beach Medical Center, Long Beach, NY, October 23, 2009
  • Sailing into Practice, American Academy of Pediatrics, Maimonides Hospital, Brooklyn, NY, October 29, 2009
  • Sailing into Practice, American Academy of Pediatrics, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY, November 10, 2009
  • Sailing into Practice, Montefiore Staff & Alumni Association, Bronx, NY, November 11, 2009
  • Sailing into Practice, American Academy of Pediatrics, LIJ, Lake Success, NY, November 12, 2009
  • Understanding Physician Lease Agreements & Anti Kickback Statute, Suffolk County Podiatry Dinner, Islip, NY, November 19, 2009
  • Asset Protection, Rockland Medical Society, Rockland County, NY, January 14, 2010
  • Understanding Physician Lease Agreements & the Anti-Kickback Statute, Vision Day, New York, NY, January 16, 2010
  • Sailing into Practice, SUNY Stony Brook, NY, February 18, 2010
  • Practice Options & Contracting Issues, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Hauppauge, NY, April 9, 2010
  • Practice Options & Contracting Issues, Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY, April 27, 2010
  • Sailing into Practice, American Academy of Pediatrics, Rochester, NY, April 28, 2010
  • Sailing into Practice, American Academy of Pediatrics, Buffalo, NY, April 29, 2010
  • Understanding Physician Lease Agreements & the Anti-Kickback Statute, New York State Podiatry Association, NYC, NY, May 27, 2010
  • CME – Health Law Update: Asset Protection and Retrospective Audits, Westchester County Medical Society, Chappaqua, NY, June 8, 2010
  • Sailing into Practice, New York Medical College – Pediatrics, Valhalla, NY, July 21, 2010
  • Understanding Physician Lease Agreements & the Anti-Kickback Statute, NYSSA (District 8), Melville, NY, September 15, 2010
  • CME – Retrospective Audits-How to Deal With and Avoid Them, Medical Resource Group – New Hyde Park, NY, November 3, 2010
  • Practice Options and Contracting Issues, Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, NY, November 10, 2010
  • Sailing into Practice, American Academy of Pediatrics, Nassau University Medical Center, NY December 7, 2010
  • Sailing into Practice, American Academy of Pediatrics, Winthrop Hospital, NY, January13, 2011
  • Practice Options & Contracting Issues, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Hauppauge, NY, March 4, 2011
  • Accountable Care Organizations – What They Are, What They Are Not & What They May Be, Westchester County Medical Society, White Plains, N.Y., March 29, 2011
  • Accountable Care Organizations – What They Are, What They Are Not & What They May Be, Orleans County Medical Society, Niagara Falls, N.Y., March 30, 2011
  • Accountable Care Organizations – What They Are, What They Are Not & What They May Be, Genesee County Medical Society, Niagara Falls, N.Y., April 14, 2011
  • Accountable Care Organizations – What They Are, What They Are Not & What They May Be, Ulster County Medical Society, Kingston, N.Y., May 3, 2011
  • Accountable Care Organizations – What They Are, What They Are Not & What They May Be, Orange County Medical Society, Washingtonville, N.Y., May 10, 2011
  • How to Avoid the Medicare Mouse, New Cardiovascular Horizons, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 3, 2011
  • Accountable Care Organizations – What They Are, What They Are Not & What They May Be, All City Family Health Care, Brooklyn, N.Y., June 16, 2011
  • Sailing into Practice, LIJ Medical Center Pediatrics Dentistry, New Hyde Park, N.Y., August 3, 2011
  • Sailing into Practice, Annual Career Planning Workshop for Senior Pediatric Residents, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, N.Y., September 21, 2011
  • Sailing into Practice, Chiropractor’s Council, Westchester Marriot, Tarrytown, N.Y., October 15, 2011
  • Sailing into Practice, Staff and Career Night, Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, N.Y., November 16, 2011
NOTABLE MATTERS:
  • Reviewed and negotiated Venture Capital transactions and Private Equity transactions.
  • Successfully reinstated physician that was terminated from large health insurance company and negotiated removal from prepayment review.
  • Successfully overturned a $16 million Dollar Commercial Insurance Overpayment Demand on behalf of a large medical group with numerous locations.
  • Overturned multi-million dollar Medicare and Medicaid overpayment demands, as well as overpayment demand with third party payors.
  • Negotiated settlement agreements significantly reducing potential penalties with the US Attorney’s Office on behalf of clients investigated with respect to alleged healthcare fraud.
  • Formed Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Diagnostic Treatment Centers and advised clients on the Certificate of Need process.
  • Represented Sellers and Buyers in connection with multi-million dollar practice sales.
  • Structured and negotiated joint venture arrangements between health care providers.
  • Structured acquisition of nine health care facilities in addition to the purchase of the medical business and related real estate.
  • Successfully represented clients in licensure matters before the Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) and Office of Professional Discipline (OPD).
  • Created and structured numerous corporations and shareholders agreements, limited liability companies and operating agreements, partnerships and partnership agreements.
  • Drafted and negotiated commercial lease agreements on behalf of health care clients.
  • Created and structured asset protection and estate planning models for clients protecting millions of dollars of clients’ assets.
  • Structured and negotiated sale of multi-million dollar publicly traded health care company.
  • Formed Independent Practice Association (IPA) in New York.
  • Negotiated settlements with the US Attorneys Office on behalf of a client, related to corporate integrity agreements.
  • Structured concierge medical practices.
  • Represented clients related to HIPPA breaches.
  • Represented clients related to OIG, OMIG, DOH, DEA, OCR, OSHA, and MAC investigations.
PUBLICATIONS AND PODCASTS:
EDUCATION AND JURISDICTIONS:
  • Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, J.D., 1997
  • S.U.N.Y. Binghamton, B.S., 1990
  • Licensed in NY, PA, & D.C.