Lisa Gora is an associate in the Corporate, Health Law and Cannabis Law teams at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, PA.

Ms. Gora’s healthcare practice focuses on the representation of healthcare professionals as well as group practices and other healthcare entities, including but not limited to, hospitals, academic medical centers, ambulatory surgery centers, management service organizations, ambulatory care facilities, substance use treatment facilities, mental health facilities (outpatient and inpatient), and nursing homes. Ms. Gora regularly analyzes federal and state statutes and regulations in connection with the federal Anti-Kickback law and Stark Law, New Jersey’s Codey Law and other state-specific self-referral laws, the federal False Claims Act as well as the New Jersey False Claims Act, Board of Medical Examiners regulations, HIPAA, HITECH, licensing and reimbursement issues, and other fraud and abuse laws.

On the corporate side, Ms. Gora guides her clients through transactional matters with respect to the formation and structure of healthcare entities, including joint ventures and affiliation agreements. She also reviews and prepares physician employment agreements.

Her cannabis law practice includes the representation of alternative treatment centers and each endorsement available for dispensary, cultivation, and manufacturing pursuant to New Jersey law, rules, regulations and policies. She also advises caregivers, physicians, hospitals, and others doing business in the legal cannabis market in New Jersey with respect to issues related to recommending, authorizing, administering and possessing medical cannabis pursuant to New Jersey law, rules, regulations and policies.

Ms. Gora frequently provides lectures on ownership in entities (buying-in and separating therefrom) and related challenges. She also lectures to residents and fellows of differing residency programs at medical universities within New Jersey and New York regarding the key components to physician-employment agreements and how to equitably negotiate such terms. Some of the medical centers she has presented at are: Columbia University Medical Center (NY), Mount Sinai Hospital (NY), Bronx VA Medical Center (NY), and Monmouth Medical Center (NJ).

Ms. Gora serves as a Vice Chair on the Medical Staff, Credentialing, and Peer Review Practice Group of AHLA and also is on the Board of the Health and Hospital Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association.  

Ranked in Chambers USA in 2019 for Healthcare, Ms. Gora has been described by market sources as a "highly rated associate" and an "excellent attorney." She has also been included in New Jersey Super Lawyers since 2018.

*Cannabis Law Disclaimer: Per federal law, under the Controlled Substances Act, marijuana is categorized as a Schedule I controlled substance.  Possession, use, distribution, and/or sale of cannabis is a Federal crime and is subject to related Federal policy, regardless of any state law that may authorize certain marijuana activity.  Compliance with state marijuana law does not equal compliance with federal law.  Legal advice provided by Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. is designed to counsel clients regarding the validity, scope, meaning, and application of existing and/or proposed cannabis law. Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. will not provide guidance or assistance in circumventing or violating Federal or state cannabis law or policy, and any advice provided by Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. should not be construed as such.

 

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