Garfunkel Wild, P.C. (GW) is pleased to announce that eight GW attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2011 New York Super Lawyers - Metro Edition. These include founding partner/chairman Robert Andrew Wild, partner/director Andrew E. Blustein, partner/director Roy W. Breitenbach, partner/director Judith A. Eisen, partner/director Michael J. Keane, partner Doris L. Martin, partner/director Fredrick I. Miller and partner/director Burton S. Weston. Two senior attorneys - Jacqueline H. Finnegan and Lauren M. Levine - are featured in the 2011 New York Rising Stars - Metro Edition.
Super Lawyers (www.superlawyers.com) is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. A publication of Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multiphase process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. Rising Stars features top up-and-coming attorneys who are 40 years of age and under or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. Up to 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers; 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.
Robert Andrew Wild, founding partner and chairman, represents an array of national and regional health care provider institutions, companies, practitioners and not-for-profit groups, as well as clients in other industries. His practice primarily focuses on complex transactions for health care providers, including regulatory, compliance, mergers and acquisitions, antitrust, reimbursement, professional conduct issues, patient issues, real estate, graduate medical education and more. He is the chairman of Long Island United Way, a Board member of the Nassau Interim Finance Authority, and a board member of the Alumni Association of St John's Law School. Mr. Wild has been included in Super Lawyers for five years, as well as being listed in The Best Lawyers in America for 12 years, and Chambers and Partners as America's leading business lawyer in "Health Care" for the past several years. He was also named among the Top 100 New York Super Lawyers for 2011.
Andrew E. Blustein, partner/director and chair of the Health Care Information and Technology and Insurance Regulatory Practice Groups, is also co-chair of the HIPAA Compliance Group and a member of the Health Care, Business, and Compliance and White Collar Defense Practice Groups. His practice includes the representation of hospitals, physicians, clinics and other healthcare industry-related clients (both for profit and not-for-profit). He also assists insurance companies and other clients in developing provider networks and in addressing various regulatory issues. Mr. Blustein has been listed in Super Lawyers for two years.
Roy W. Breitenbach, partner/director and co-chair of the Litigation & Arbitration Group, is also a member of the Appellate Litigation, Environmental, and Personal Service and Estate Planning Practice Groups. His practice focuses on representing health care providers, business entities and individuals involved in antitrust or other disputes, "business divorces," complex commercial and real estate disputes, healthcare reimbursement disputes and will contests. Mr. Breitenbach has extensive commercial trial and arbitration experience and has tried and arbitrated numerous cases involving antitrust, restrictive covenant, exclusive contract, business dissolution, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, real estate, and more.
Judith A. Eisen, partner/director and chair of the Finance and Real Estate Practice Group, co-chair of the HIPAA Compliance Practice Group and a member of the Health Care, Business, Compliance and White Collar Defense and Environmental Practice Groups advises clients on a variety of business, regulatory and transactional matters. Ms. Eisen's practice focuses on the representation of hospitals, physicians, other health care providers, and other healthcare related clients with emphasis on regulatory, transaction, compliance, general corporate, finance, employment, disciplinary, patient care, and other related matters. Ms. Eisen has been featured in Super Lawyers for two years.
Michael J. Keane, partner/director and co-chair of the Litigation & Arbitration Group, is also a member of the Appellate Litigation, Corporate Reorganization & Bankruptcy and Health Care Information Technology Practice Groups. Mr. Keane handles clients' pre-dispute, litigation and alternate dispute resolution needs. His practice includes a variety of commercial matters (corporate disputes, antitrust cases, construction matters, civil rights cases, maritime actions, and more), as well as a large volume of healthcare industry disputes. Mr. Keane has been featured in Super Lawyers for three years.
Doris L. Martin, partner, is chair of the Personal Services and Estate Planning and Tax Practice Groups. She is also co-chair of the Discharge Planning, Patient Rights and Elder Law Practice Group and a member of the Business and Finance and Real Estate Practice Groups. She advises clients on all aspects of estate planning, administration, and litigation, including wills, all forms of trusts, elder law, charitable giving, insurance, business succession planning, limited partnerships and liability companies, and retirement plans. Her practice also includes the formation, qualification, and administration of tax-exempt entities.
Fredrick I. Miller, partner/director and chair of the Health Care Practice Group, is also a member of the Business, Compliance and White Collar Defense, Insurance Regulatory and Tax Practice Groups. Mr. Miller's practice focuses on the representation of hospital and other health care providers, with emphasis on corporate governance, managed care and dispute resolution, compliance, corporate transactions and hospital/physician matters. Mr. Miller has also been included in Super Lawyers for four years and has also been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for three years.
Burton S. Weston, partner/director and chair of the Corporate Reorganization & Bankruptcy Practice Group and member of the Business and the Finance and Real Estate Practice Groups, represents debtors, creditors and creditor constituencies in all aspects of the Chapter 11 process. As a member of the Business Practice Group, he also advises clients on a broad array of corporate and transactional matters. Mr. Weston has been listed in Super Lawyers for two years.
2011 New York Rising Stars
Jacqueline H. Finnegan, senior attorney, is a member of the Health Care and the Compliance and White Collar Defense Practice Groups. She advises hospitals, physicians and other health care providers on a wide range of regulatory and compliance matters. Her practice focuses primarily on health care fraud and abuse issues, including representing providers in government audits and investigations, advising providers on reimbursement matters, and developing corporate compliance programs for providers.
Lauren M. Levine, senior attorney and a member of the Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group, represents clients in a wide variety of commercial and business disputes through all phases of litigation. Her practice also focuses on employment law, defending clients against various types of employment claims, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage claims, breach of employment contract and defamation. Ms. Levine also has experience in representing hospitals in medical staff credentialing and peer review matters.
Founded in 1980, Garfunkel Wild, P.C. (GW) maintains one of the most active health care practices in the Northeast, while also providing services to many non-health-related clients. Always at the forefront of Federal and State developments, GW meets a full range of needs including strategic planning, complex transactions, exempt and taxable financing, white collar defense, litigation, fraud and abuse, estate planning, elder law, tax issues, real estate, licensing, capital formation, EPA/environmental issues, health information technology, privacy & security and bankruptcy. GW maintains offices in Great Neck, NY; Hackensack, NJ; and Stamford, CT. For more information, visit www.garfunkelwild.com.