Lisa Gora is co-chair of the Cannabis Law team and a shareholder in the Corporate and Health 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.

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 Chair of the Medical Staff, Credentialing, and Peer Review Practice Group of American Health Law Association and she is also Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association Health Law Section and Cannabis Law Section.

Ms. Gora has been ranked in Chambers USA since 2019. She has also been named to the "Rising Stars" list of New Jersey Super Lawyers since 2018 and in the "One to Watch" list of Best Lawyers in America in 2021 for Corporate Law and in 2022 for Corporate Law and Health Care Law.


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