Maple-Gate Affirmed: Fourth Department Rules Employee-Policyholder is Entitled to MLMIC Demutualization Payment

By Seth A. Nadel, Esq.Email the Author In March 2019, the Erie County Supreme Court issued the first substantive decision in a lawsuit regarding whether the employees who were the named policyholders or the employers who paid the insurance premiums were entitled to the proceeds of the MLMIC demutualization. In Maple-Gate Anesthesiologists v. Nasrin, 63 […]

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Understanding Private Equity Transactions in Healthcare

By Mathew J. Levy, Esq. & Stacey Lipitz Marder, Esq.Email Mathew Email Stacey Introduction When healthcare providers consider their options with respect to selling their practices, many providers are entertaining the idea of selling their practices to a private equity firm. While this may seem very enticing to many providers as the purchase price is […]

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Appropriation Of Medical Equipment Under New York State Executive Order 202.14

By Jessica Woodrow, Esq.Email the Author As the COVID-19 pandemic persists and New Yorkers continue to abide by mandatory social distancing measures, many healthcare facilities across the state face severe shortages of essential medical equipment including ventilators and personal protective equipment. In response to the ongoing emergency, on April 7, 2020 Governor Andrew Cuomo signed […]

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New Paid Leave Laws and Regulations Effective April 1

By Toni-Ann M. Buono, Esq. & Carla Hogan, Esq.Email Toni-Ann Email Carla Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (“DOL”) issued temporary regulations implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”)[1] (“Temporary Rule”).  This 124-page searchable document provides employers and employees further clarification on the protections and obligat ions afforded under FFCRA’s […]

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CMS Announced Expansion of Accelerated and Advance Payments Program for Providers and Suppliers During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

By Mathew J. Levy, Esq. & Zoila Sanchez, MPH (Legal Intern)Email Mathew On March 28, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an expansion of the Accelerated and Advance Payments Program (AAPP) to all eligible Medicare- Medicare providers and suppliers during the period of the COVID-19 public health emergency. CMS describes the […]

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Surviving The Virus Shutdown

By Michael D. Brofman, Esq.Email the Author Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, most people will not become infected.  But all of us and our businesses, whether medical, retail, wholesale, professional, real estate or industrial, will be greatly affected by the government ordered shutdown.  Congress has passed the CARES Act to provide SBA financing to small businesses, […]

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Stark Law Waivers Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

By Mathew J. Levy, Esq. & Stacey Lipitz Marder, Esq.Email Mathew Email Stacey In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has recently issued temporary waivers, including a waiver involving sanctions under the “Stark Law”, in order for providers to be able to focus on providing care to […]

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Application Dates and Sample Application Published for CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program Loans

By: Alan H. Sonnenklar, Esq. & Seth A. Nadel, Esq.Email Alan Email Seth As discussed in our recent article, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act will allocate up to $350 billion to the federal Small Business Administration (“SBA”) to provide Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans of up to $10 million to cover […]

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COVID-19 and the Increased Demand for Lawyers’ Expertise

By Mathew J. Levy, Esq. & Zoila Sanchez, J.D., M.P.H.Email Mathew Email Zoila In response to the public health crisis, Federal and State laws are rapidly changing to meet urgent needs. Attorneys knowledgeable in, for example, health care, business, bankruptcy and privacy laws are working nonstop to guide their clients in these highly regulated areas. […]

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CARES Act Promises Access to SBA Loans and Future Loan Forgiveness for Small Businesses (Including Physician and Professional Practices) Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

By: Alan H. Sonnenklar, Esq. & Seth A. Nadel, Esq.Email Alan Email Seth On Friday, March 27, 2020, the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act, intended to provide immediate and much-needed relief to individuals and businesses affected by the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19, was signed into law by President Trump. At a […]

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