Recent News - Health Services


Queenan Attends Annual Capital Holiday Lights in the Park Fundraiser
November 20, 2017
On Friday November 17, 2017, John Queenan, a board member of the Albany Police Athletic League League (PAL), attended the opening night of Capital Holiday Lights in the Park on Washington Park, the border of which Rivkin Radler’s Albany office sits. The opening night is a sponsor only attendance night and marks the official start …
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Queenan Presents at Albany Law School’s Recent Graduate CLE Program
November 17, 2017
On November 17, John Queenan presented at Albany Law School’s “Recent Graduate CLE Program” held on the law school campus. John presented on the topics of  “Factual Investigation Through Witness Interviews” and “Selection and Interviews of Experts”.  Sponsored by the National Alumni Association (NAA) of Albany Law School , the CLE program provides 16 free CLE …
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Ullman Quoted in Natural Products Insider
November 7, 2017 | Health Services
Marc Ullman was interviewed for an article in Natural Products Insider entitled, “Hemp Lawyer: FDA CBD Warning Letters Shouldn’t Alarm Industry.” The article centers on the FDA’s intolerance of claims that CBD-containing foods and dietary supplements treat diseases such as cancer. The FDA advised that  CBD (cannabidiol) cannot be sold in dietary supplements, or added to …
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Rivkin Radler Presents Panel Program, “Defending a False Claims Act Allegation”
October 24, 2017 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
On Thursday, November 16, Rivkin Radler will present a panel program entitled, Defending an FCA Allegation: Forewarned Is Forearmed. Moderated by Brian Bank, the panel will deconstruct real, unsealed False Claims Act cases. Panelists include Rivkin Radler partners Robert Iseman and Geoffrey Kaiser, Paul Kaufman of Northwell Health and BDO’s Patrick Pilch. CLE credits are available. …
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Frankel and Goldstein Close on $9.5 M Tax Exempt Bond Financing
October 20, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Rich Frankel and Stacey Goldstein closed on a $9.5 million County of Essex Capital Resource Corporation tax-exempt bond financing for Adirondack Medical Center. The financing was part of a Lake Placid, New York construction project for the hospital, where its new emergency department will be located along with other facilities, including a medical fitness center. …
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Queenan and Bernstein Present at Employment First Conference in Albany
October 18, 2017 | Employment & Labor
John Queenan and Dan Bernstein presented on the topic “Disability in the Workplace: Protections under Federal and State Law” at the Employment First conference hosted by Our Ability and New York Business Leadership Network on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in Albany.  Our Ability is the only disability owned and operated business dedicated to building employment …
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17 Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named Among Best Lawyers® in America
September 29, 2017 | Insurance Fraud | Insurance Coverage | Health Services | Employment & Labor | Construction | Commercial Litigation | Trusts & Estates
Uniondale, New York – October 2, 2017 – The prestigious Best Lawyers in America® has included Rivkin Radler LLP in its U.S. rankings for 2018.  Attorneys from the firm’s Albany, Hackensack and Uniondale offices were included. The lawyers listed, their offices and the categories of law in which they are listed, are as follows: Albany, …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers
September 19, 2017
Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that 20 attorneys were named to the 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and 10 attorneys were named New York Metro Rising Stars. *Brian Bank – Business Litigation Todd M. Belous – Professional Liability: Defense *Michelle Bholan – Business Litigation Jonathan B. Bruno – Professional Liability:  Defense …
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Ullman to Speak at SupplySide West Workshop
August 30, 2017 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Marc Ullman will participate on a panel for a workshop entitled, “FDA Lawsuits and Class Action Litigation in the Dietary Supplement Industry,” to be held at the SupplySide West annual conference. The September 26 workshop, which will take place at the Mandalay Bay Expo Hall in Las Vegas, will examine the FDA’s years-long court battle …
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Queenan Speaks at Albany Law School
August 22, 2017 | Health Services
On August 18, John Queenan participated on behalf of Rivkin Radler in Albany Law School’s Professional Development Day. The purpose of the day was to introduce students to various practice areas and provide an opportunity to network with faculty and alumni. John participated on behalf of the Health Services Practice Group. …
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Kaiser to Join PLI Panel
August 17, 2017 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
On October 5, Geoffrey Kaiser will participate in a Practising Law Institute (PLI) Enforcement Trends panel at the Institute’s Life Sciences conference. The program, entitled, “Life Sciences 2017: Navigating Legal Challenges in the Drug and Device Industries,” will be held in New York City. For information and registration, click here. …
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Kutner Quoted in Medical Economics Magazine
July 11, 2017 | Health Services
Christopher Kutner was quoted in a Medical Economics magazine article entitled, “Tips for Physicians to Purchase the Right Malpractice Insurance.” The article discusses the many factors physicians need to consider when shopping for malpractice insurance. To read the article, click here. …
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Rivkin Radler Recognized in Chambers USA 2017
May 26, 2017 | Health Services | Insurance Coverage
The prestigious Chambers USA Directory has once again included Rivkin Radler LLP in its New York rankings.  The firm’s Insurance Coverage Practice Group is ranked in the Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer category and its Health Services Practice Group ranked in the Healthcare category. “It is an honor to be recognized by Chambers USA,” said Managing …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes New Health Services Partner Jeffrey P. Rust
April 27, 2017 | Health Services | Corporate
Uniondale,  New York – April 2017 – Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Jeffrey P. Rust has joined the firm as a Partner in the firm’s Health Services and Corporate Practice Groups. Mr. Rust applies extensive transactional skills and experience in the representation of hospitals, health systems, multi- and …
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Shapiro authors article for Nutrition Industry Executive
April 17, 2017 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Steven Shapiro authored an article for the April 2017 issue of Nutrition Industry Executive.  The article presents a case study in the enforcement of laws prohibiting false and deceptive advertising in connection with the marketing of nutritional supplements. Click here to read the article. …
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Ullman quoted in NUTRA ingredients-usa.com
April 11, 2017 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Marc Ullman was quoted in an article entitled, “FDA Prevails Over Hi-Tech On DMAA, But Ruling Could Open Door On Synthetic Botanicals,” which was published in the April 2017 issue of NUTRA ingredients-usa.com. Click here to read the article. …
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Lellos, Malerba and Simensky Represent Sellers in Bifurcated Sale of Healthcare Management, Billing and Investment Companies
April 10, 2017 | Health Services | Corporate
Stella Lellos, Ben Malerba and Sean Simensky represented the four members of two New York based limited liability companies, in the business of operating healthcare management and billing services and in investing in specialty ambulatory surgical centers, in a bifurcated transaction pursuant to which the holding company sold its membership interests in its two wholly …
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Shapiro Quoted in Natural Products Insider
March 22, 2017 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Steven Shapiro was quoted in a recent Natural Products Insider article entitled, “Vitamin Shoppe, Oregon AG Reach ‘Groundbreaking’ Settlement.” In the article, Shapiro comments on the groundbreaking $545,000 agreement between Vitamin Shoppe Inc. and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum. To read the full article, Click Here. …
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Kozicz Selected as a 2017 Honoree for the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce’s “Celebrate Long Island’s Young Professionals”
March 8, 2017 | Health Services
Ada Kozicz has been selected as a 2017 honoree for the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce’s “Celebrate Long Island’s Young Professionals.”  The event showcases top young influential people under the age of 30 on Long Island from various career fields.  Judging criteria includes:  contributions to the betterment of their community and impact on their business/organization. …
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McIsaac, Leno and Beach Lead Team in Acquisition of Assets of a Full Service Medical Group
March 1, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Health Services
Michael McIsaac, David Leno and Brice Beach led a team of Rivkin Radler attorneys in client’s acquisition of substantially all of the assets of  a full-service medical group with over 100 primary care physicians and specialists in cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, neurology, ophthalmology, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, podiatry and urology.  The transaction involved the transfer of over three dozen locations …
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Ullman Participates in American Herbal Products Association Webinar
February 14, 2017 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
On March 28, Marc Ullman will be participating in a webinar sponsored by the American Herbal Products Association entitled, “Claims Substantiation – Ensuring Your Dietary Supplement Claims are Truthful, Substantiated and Will Help Sell Your Product.”  The webinar will address legal standards, today’s regulatory environment and the lawsuit risks and liabilities marketers face if claims …
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Ullman quoted in NUTRAingredients-usa.com
February 2, 2017 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Marc Ullman was quoted in a NUTRAingredients-usa.com article entitled, “Trump’s Executive Order Could Upend Current Regulatory Structure, Experts Say.” Pres. Trump’s executive order requiring new regulations to be offset by the elimination of existing ones could wreak havoc with the pending roll-out of long awaited rules, such as the NDI draft guidance, observers say. Click …
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Rivkin Radler Names Malerba & Kutner Health Services Co-Chairs
January 20, 2017 | Health Services
NEW YORK – – January 20, 2017 – Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced today that partners Benjamin P. Malerba and Christopher J. Kutner have been named co-chairs of the firm’s Health Services Practice Group. Rivkin Radler’s Health Services Practice Group assists clients in navigating the complexities of healthcare laws …
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Kutner and Beach Obtain Decision from Major Health Insurer
January 18, 2017 | Health Services
Chris Kutner and Brice Beach successfully obtained a decision from a major health insurer to reverse its determination to terminate a physician from participation within its network.  The physician was reinstated and his participation status continued without interruption. …
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Ullman quoted in Nutritional Outlook magazine
January 13, 2017 | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Health Services
Marc Ullman was quoted in an article entitled, “Dietary Supplement Contract Manufacturing in a Time of Trump,” which was published in the January 2017 issue of Nutritional Outlook. Click here to read the article. …
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Ullman & Shapiro Participate on NYSBA Panel
January 5, 2017 | Health Services
Marc Ullman will be speaking, and Steven Shapiro will be moderating, a panel for the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Law Section of the New York State Bar Association at its 140th Annual Meeting. The panel, “Hot Topics in Food/Dietary Supplements,” will examine how a new ingredient intended for use in dietary supplements can be brought …
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Ullman Quoted in Nutritional Outlook
December 23, 2016 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Marc Ullman was quoted in a Nutritional Outlook Magazine article entitled, “GNC’s Department of Justice Deal is a ‘Fair Deal,’ One Expert Says.” The titular expert, Ullman shared his view on GNC’s non-prosecution agreement with the DOJ: “I think GNC was lucky they weren’t prosecuted,” adding, “When you read between the lines, there was the …
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Ullman Named to the Board of Directors of Natural Products Association Eastern Region
December 21, 2016 | Health Services | Complex Torts & Product Liability
Marc Ullman has been named to the Board of Directors of the National Products Association Eastern Region. The Eastern Region of the National Products Association is active in promoting the natural products trade in  Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC.  It’s work …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes Two New Attorneys
December 7, 2016 | Insurance Fraud | Health Services
Edward C. Denby, of Garden City, NY has joined the firm’s Insurance Fraud Services practice group as an associate.  Edward concentrates his practice on insurance defense and no-fault insurance fraud matters.  Prior to joining Rivkin Radler, Edward served as an associate attorney for the New York City firm, where he handled numerous arbitration hearings, examinations …
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Ullman Quoted in NUTRAingredients-usa.com
November 15, 2016 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Marc Ullman was recently quoted in the NUTRAingredients-usa.com article entitled, “Linnea May Quit the US Entirely if FDA Takes Action Against Vinpocetine.” To read the full article, Click Here. …
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3 Rivkin Radler Attorneys Receive Leadership in Law Awards
November 1, 2016 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law | Professional Liability | Trusts & Estates | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Directors & Officers Liability | Health Services
Rivkin Radler is proud to announce that Christopher J. Kutner, Albert W. Petraglia and Avigael C. Fyman have received Long Island Business News’ Leadership in Law Award, in the categories of Partner, Counsel and Associate, respectively.  This honor recognizes individuals who demonstrate dedication, hard work, skill, tenacity and excellence, as well as leadership qualities in both …
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Ullman to Present at Dietary Supplement GMP Compliance Training Seminar
October 19, 2016 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman will be an instructor at the upcoming Dietary Supplement GMP Compliance Training Seminar in Salt Lake City, UT, October 25-26, 2016, presented by EAS. At the GMP seminar you will: Learn the requirements of the final Rule and understand how they differ from the proposed rule that was published in March 2003. Receive detailed …
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Ullman Quoted in Article for Nutritional Outlook
October 19, 2016 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Marc Ullman was quoted in a recent Nutritional Outlook article entitled, “Will Hemp CBD’s Regulatory Controversy Help or Hurt Its Future as a Supplement Ingredient?” To read the full article, Click Here. …
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Malerba, Kaiser & Mitchell to Participate in NYSBA Medical Marijuana CLE
October 14, 2016 | Health Services
Benjamin Malerba, Geoffrey Kaiser and Gregory Mitchell will act as moderators and panelists for the New York State Bar Association’s upcoming Medical Marijuana CLE. It has been almost one year since New York first made medical marijuana available to patients with chronic illnesses. At this program, the panel of experts will take a look back …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers
October 11, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Appeals | Bankruptcy | Commercial Litigation | Construction | Health Services | Insurance Coverage | Professional Liability
UNIONDALE, NY – Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that twenty attorneys were named to the 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and five attorneys were named as New York Metro Rising Stars. Being named a Super Lawyer is a tremendous honor reserved for only the top 5% of all lawyers in a …
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Shapiro Discusses Energy Drink Legal Woes in Podcast
September 28, 2016 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Steven Shapiro recently discussed the legal issues concerning energy drinks in a podcast with Natural Products Insider. In the podcast, Shapiro and Sandy Almendarez, editor in chief, INSIDER, discuss: The problem with FDA’s guidance on the differences between energy supplements and energy beverages. How the definition of “children” is contested between energy drink product marketers …
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Shapiro quoted in Natural Products Insider
September 23, 2016 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Steven Shapiro was quoted in the  September 2016 issue of Natural Products Insider. Click here to read the article. …
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Malerba speaker at NYSSCPA Health Care Conference
September 6, 2016 | Health Services
Benjamin Malerba will be a speaker at the NYSSCPA’s Health Care Conference entitled, “The Evolution of Health Care…What’s Next?”, to be held on September 28, at the FAE Learning Center, 14 Wall St., 19th Fl., NYC. Explore the opportunities and challenges for health care providers posed by the growth in new payment models such as …
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Shapiro publishes in Natural Products Insider
September 6, 2016 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Steven Shapiro’s article entitled, “Are You Using Social Media to Promote Your Company or It’s Products?” was published in the September 6 issue of Natural Products Insider. Click here to read the article. …
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Ullman quoted in NUTRA ingredients-usa.com
August 15, 2016 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Marc Ullman has been quoted in the Aug. 12 issue of NUTRA ingredients-usa.com, in an article entitled, “GRAS route will still be popular with hard line taken in NDI draft on synthetic botanicals.” Click here to read the article. …
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8 Rivkin Radler Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers® 2017 – List Recognizes Lawyers in Uniondale and Hackensack Offices
August 15, 2016 | Trusts & Estates | Employment & Labor | Health Services | Insurance Coverage | Insurance Fraud
Uniondale, New York – Aug. 15, 2016 – The prestigious Best Lawyers in America® has included Rivkin Radler LLP in its U.S. rankings. The lawyers listed, and the categories of law in which they are listed, are as follows: Brian R. Ade, partner – Insurance Law John L. Rivkin, partner – Insurance Law Christopher J. …
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Wilck and Adler Featured in LIBN Article
July 22, 2016 | Professional Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Health Services | Intellectual Property
David Wilck and Francine Adler were featured in a recent Long Island Business News article entitled, “Learned Before They Were Lawyers.” The article focuses on how lawyers use experience from previous careers to help them in their law practice. David Wilck was featured for his time spent as in-house professional liability claims counsel for an …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes New Associates Beach and Casa
July 20, 2016 | Health Services | Insurance Fraud
Uniondale, New York – June 2016 – Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Brice Beach and Christopher Casa have joined the firm. Brice S. Beach has joined the Health Services practice group as an associate. Brice concentrates his practice on healthcare transactional and regulatory matters. He represents health care …
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Shapiro quoted in Natural Products Insider
July 19, 2016 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Steven Shapiro has been quoted in Natural Products Insider in an article entitled, “DOJ Targets Marketers of Dietary Supplements for Claiming Disease Treatments.” Click here to read the article. …
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Ullman quoted in Nutra Ingredients-USA.com
July 19, 2016 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman has been quoted in a Nutra ingredients-usa.com article entitled, “AMA Warns Members About Rise of Nootropics.” Click here to read the article. …
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Shapiro records a podcast on legal issues pertaining to energy drinks
July 15, 2016 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Steve Shapiro recorded a podcast on legal issues pertaining to energy drinks in order to promote a presentation that he is giving in August. Click here to hear the podcast. …
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Lewis to Speak at CLM Conference in Boston
July 14, 2016 | Professional Liability | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Health Services
Shari Claire Lewis will speak at the 2016 CLM Boston Conference on July 14, 2016 at the Aloft Boston Seaport. Her session is titled, “The Suing Circle: Lawyers vs Lawyers.” For more information on the Conference, Click Here. …
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Adler quoted in Long Island Business News article
July 8, 2016 | Health Services
Francine Adler,* an associate in the firm’s Health Services practice group, was quoted in the July 8-14 issue of the Long Island Business News’ article entitled, “Learned before they lawyers.”  Francine said, “When physicians come out of medical school, they want to hit the ground running and see patients, but they have no idea what to …
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Kaiser on panel for American Conference Institute’s 4th Annual Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Forum on Dietary Supplements
June 27, 2016 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Geoffrey Kaiser will be a co-presenter at the American Conference Institute’s (ACI) 4th Annual Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Forum on Dietary Supplements, which takes place on June 27-28, 2016 at The Andaz Wall Street, New York City. This forum includes preeminent counsel, regulatory and compliance executives, and officials from leading trade associations representing the dietary …
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Health Services Practice Group Selected for Inclusion in The Legal 500
June 23, 2016 | Health Services
The prestigious Legal 500 has included Rivkin Radler LLP in its U.S. rankings.  The firm’s Health Services Practice Group is listed in the Healthcare: Service Providers category. “Our Health Services group has made incredible strides this year,” said Managing Partner Evan H. Krinick. “The team deserves kudos for their client service, which was also recognized …
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