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  • May 28, 2020Rebecca Warren to Present to New Jersey Medical Societies on Reopening Practices

    The Hon. Rebecca L. Warren (Ret.), a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present “The Road Back to Recovery: Resuming Elective Surgery and Reopening Medical Practices,” 6:00 p.m., Thursday, June 4, for multiple medical societies, in which the firm is general counsel for, as part of its COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall Series.

    “We realize that physicians need a trusted legal resource to provide practical guidance and the necessary tools to correctly resume their medical practices. Our educational webinars and informative blogs are specifically tailored to assist physicians so that their attention can be focused on turning the key, reopening their doors, and treating patients in the ‘new normal,’” said Warren.

    For more topics related to COVID-19, visit the firm’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Resource Center or its Coronavirus Thought Leadership Connection.

    About the COVID-19 Medical Practices Webinar

    Warren will review New Jersey Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 145, allowing physicians to resume elective surgeries and invasive procedures. Other discussion topics include office set-up for patients and staff, employees refusing to return to work, screening patients before allowing them into the office, potentially being sued by employees or patients if they claim they contracted COVID-19 in the office, and the legal obligations to supply workers with PPE. She will also answer participant questions within the webinar. However, it is strongly encouraged to submit questions in advance via email to marketing@norris-law.com with “TOWN HALL QUESTION” in the subject line by 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 3. For more information and to register, visit Eventbrite.

    About Rebecca Warren

    Warren devotes her practice to labor and employment, business and corporate matters, and general liability litigation. As a former in-house corporate attorney and having counseled businesses for over 25 years, she is acutely aware of the unique and varied legal needs of business clients. Warren has created thousands of customized legal documents for corporations, partnerships, LLCs, and sole proprietors. She is also well-versed in providing legal strategy and guidance regarding daily business issues and concerns ranging from employment matters to third-party disputes.

    As a former prosecutor, Warren is well-positioned to counsel clients in crisis management, internal and governmental investigations, and regulatory and business compliance. She has represented prominent clients in high-stakes and multi-million-dollar cases at the county, state, and federal levels in multiple states. In addition, Warren has extensive experience in insurance defense, white-collar crime, election law, health care, commercial law, estate practice and administration, family law, and real estate. She received her J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law in 1991 and her B.A. with honors from Bloomsburg University in 1988.

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  • May 27, 2020Bruce Wisotsky Present to Medical Practice Management on COVID-19 Financial Impact and Bankruptcy

    Bruce J. Wisotsky, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present the free webinar, “The Financial Impact of COVID-19: Bankruptcy 101,” at noon on Friday, May 29, for the New Jersey Medical Group Management Association and eight other state Medical Group Management Associations.

    “COVID-19 has brought on significant financial hardships to small businesses, including medical practices. In the face of a practice’s substantially reduced income and mounting debt, it’s helpful to be educated on avenues of business preservation,” said Wisotsky.

    For more topics related to the coronavirus, visit the firm’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Resource Center or its Coronavirus Thought Leadership Connection.

    About the COVID-19 Financial Impact

    Ros and Wisotsky will discuss the different bankruptcy chapters available to businesses, the recently enacted Small Business Reorganization Act, and the impact of the CARES Act on the ability to obtain bankruptcy relief, with an emphasis on the availability of those laws on medical and other professional practices. They will also answer participants’ questions. For more information about the NJMGMA, visit njmgma.com.

    About Bruce Wisotsky

    Wisotsky, a member of the Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Law Practice Group, represents debtors, creditors’ committees, equity committees, trustees, landlords, secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 and 7 bankruptcy proceedings. He has litigated a wide variety of bankruptcy and commercial issues during his career inclusive of contract and lien validity disputes, actions to recover preferential transfers, fraudulent conveyance claims, and non-dischargeability of debt actions.

    Wisotsky has also lectured on various bankruptcy issues before the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Turnaround Management Association, and the Essex County Bar Association. He has addressed topics including prosecution and defense of preference actions; treatment of tax claims in bankruptcy proceedings; and retention bonus issues. Wisotsky is a member of the New Jersey Regional Advisory Board of the Anti-Defamation League, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Turnaround Management Association. He is also on the United States Bankruptcy Court’s approved list of mediators.

    Wisotsky received his J.D. in 1978 from Temple University School of Law and his B.A., magna cum laude, in 1975 from Temple University.

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  • May 26, 2020The Financial Impact of COVID-19: Bankruptcy 101

    Bruce J. Wisotsky, a Members of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present the free webinar, “The Financial Impact of COVID-19: Bankruptcy 101,” for the New Jersey Medical Group Management Association and eight other state Medical Group Management Associations.

    About the COVID-19 Bankruptcy Webinar

    Discussion topics will include:

    • How the CARES Act has raised the debt ceiling for small businesses
    • Different chapters of bankruptcy
    • Sub-Chapter V rules in the Small Business Reorganization Act
    • Which chapter of bankruptcy may be appropriate for medical practices experiencing financial hardships caused by COVID-19
    • What factors must be considered when determining whether to file for bankruptcy

    When: Friday, May 29, 2020

    noon – 1:00 p.m.

    Registration: njmgma.net

    About Bruce Wisotsky

    Bruce represents debtors, creditors’ committees, equity committees, trustees, landlords, secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 and 7 bankruptcy proceedings. He has litigated a wide variety of bankruptcy and commercial issues during his career inclusive of contract and lien validity disputes, actions to recover preferential transfers, fraudulent conveyance claims, and non-dischargeability of debt actions. Bruce has also lectured on various bankruptcy issues before the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Turnaround Management Association, and the Essex County Bar Association. He has addressed topics including prosecution and defense of preference actions; treatment of tax claims in bankruptcy proceedings; and retention bonus issues.

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  • Apr 28, 2020Norris McLaughlin Attorneys to Present to Medical Management on COVID-19 Employment Law Updates

    Patrick T. Collins and David N. Vozza, Members of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present the virtual town hall, “COVID-19 Guidance: A Discussion about FFCRA and Other Employment Laws Impacting Medical Practices,” at noon on Friday, May 8, for nine state chapters of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).

    “The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on significant changes to the employment law landscape and because it is extremely fluid and constantly changing, it’s critical to monitor and understand the ongoing developments,” said Collins.

    Vozza added, “For medical practices on the front lines, staying up-to-date on the coronavirus is vitally important. That’s why we have been dedicated to providing critical information, updates, and best practice directives.” For more topics related to the coronavirus, visit the firm’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Resource Center or its Coronavirus Thought Leadership Connection.

    About the COVID-19 Employment Law Update

    Collins and Vozza will address the recent employment law passed in response to COVID-19, strategies to manage obligations regarding employment contracts in the midst of COVID-19, and how to deal with reduced hours. They will also answer participants’ questions regarding the recently expanded Family and Medical Leave, Paid Sick Leave, furloughs, layoffs, employment contracts, and other employment issues medical practices are currently facing. For more information about the MGMA, visit mgma.com.

    About the Presenting Attorneys

    Pat Collins

    Collins, Chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Law Practice Group, practices labor, employment, and personnel law on behalf of employers and management. He is experienced in all areas of litigation in both federal and state courts, defending discrimination and sexual harassment claims, wrongful discharge and whistleblower suits, and claims brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the multitude of other civil rights and anti-discrimination laws. In addition, Collins represents parties in breach of contract claims, and in actions involving unfair competition, restrictive covenants, and confidentiality agreements.

    Collins has appeared before state human rights agencies throughout the country, as well as the EEOC, the National Labor Relations Board, and various wage and hour agencies. He has represented employers in numerous labor grievance/arbitration proceedings, and in a variety of other matters relating to the unionization of employees and collective bargaining. Collins has also worked extensively with employers on public works contracts to ensure compliance with prevailing wage laws.

    Much of Collins’ practice concentrates on counseling employers in making workplace decisions that will reduce or avoid entirely the risk of litigation. He regularly counsels his clients on matters concerning independent contractors and contingent workers, employment policies, employee discipline and terminations, reductions in workforce, and plant closings. Collins has conducted sexual harassment investigations and employment law audits, as well as drafted numerous employee handbooks and substance abuse and workplace privacy policies. He has also conducted management and employee training and legal compliance sessions in a variety of areas, including the performance appraisal process and anti-harassment.

    Collins received his J.D., cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1983 and his B.S. from Glassboro State College in 1979.

    David Vozza

    Vozza, a member of the Health Care & Life Sciences Law Practice Group, devotes his practice to the areas of health care and litigation. He defends health care professionals in connection with disciplinary and regulatory actions before federal and state agencies, private and government payor audits, civil and criminal fraud investigations, hospital and privileges disputes, and general healthcare litigation in both federal and state courts.

    Vozza also regularly defends health care professionals before the Office of Professional Medical Conduct and the Office of Professional Discipline. He frequently lectures at hospitals throughout New York State regarding medical fraud, regulatory agencies, professional licensure, and medical documentation. Vozza earned his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law in 2001 and his B.A. from the State University of New York, Stony Brook, in 1998.

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  • Dec 10, 2019David Vozza Presents to New Jersey Medical Management on Fraud and Abuse

    David N. Vozza, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., recently presented “Fraud and Abuse: Current Regulatory Trends and Avoiding Investigation” at the New Jersey Medical Group Management Association’s 2019 Payer Day.

    About the Presentation

    “I’m honored to have the opportunity to speak at another NJMGMA event, as these are important topics for those managing medical practices,” said Vozza.

    The presentation includes applicable federal guidelines and regulations related to agreements and referral relationships entered by medical practices, how patient interactions can lead to investigations, and ways to avoid those investigations.

    Other discussion topics come from Aetna, AmeriHealth, Cigna, and United Healthcare. Mike Enos, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, of Enos Medical Coding, is also a presenter, speaking on coding changes for the upcoming year. For more information and to register, visit njmgma.com.

    About David Vozza

    Vozza devotes his practice to the areas of health care and litigation. He defends health care professionals in connection with disciplinary and regulatory actions before federal and state agencies, private and government payor audits, civil and criminal fraud investigations, hospital and privileges disputes, and general healthcare litigation in both federal and state courts.

    Vozza also regularly defends health care professionals before the Office of Professional Medical Conduct and the Office of Professional Discipline. He frequently lectures at hospitals throughout New York State regarding medical fraud, regulatory agencies, professional licensure, and medical documentation.

    Vozza earned his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law in 2001 and his B.A. from the State University of New York, Stony Brook, in 1998.

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  • Sep 30, 2019Legal Issues Facing Physicians & Practice Managers

    Legal Issues Facing Physicians & Practice Managers

    Accreditation Statement

    HRET is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) and through the Joint Providership of Health Research Education and Trust of New Jersey (HRET) and MDAdvantage. HRET is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA Credit Designation Statement

    HRET designates this live activity for 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

     3 easy ways to register!

    1. Click here to register online

    2. Email the registration form to Norris McLaughlin Marketing at marketing@norris-law.com

    3. Fax the registration form to (610) 391-1805

    About David Vozza

    Vozza devotes his practice to the areas of health care and litigation. He defends health care professionals in connection with disciplinary and regulatory actions before federal and state agencies, private and government payor audits, civil and criminal fraud investigations, hospital and privileges disputes, and general healthcare litigation in both federal and state courts. Vozza also regularly defends health care professionals before the Office of Professional Medical Conduct and the Office of Professional Discipline. He frequently lectures at hospitals throughout New York State regarding medical fraud, regulatory agencies, professional licensure, and medical documentation.

    Vozza earned his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law in 2001 and his B.A. from the State University of New York, Stony Brook, in 1998.

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  • Apr 09, 2019Bruce Wisotsky Speaks on Asset Protection for Physicians

    Bruce J. Wisotsky, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., presented “Asset Protection for Physicians: Prescriptions for Preservation of Wealth” at the New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Surgeons 2019 Socio-Economic Meeting, Saturday, April 6, at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel and Conference Center in Iselin.

    Wisotsky discussed asset protection, creditors’ rights, and best practices to protect physician’s practices and personal assets if unforeseen creditors come looking to collect. For more information, please click here.

    About Bruce Wisotsky

    Wisotsky represents debtors, creditors’ committees, equity committees, trustees, landlords, and secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 and 7 bankruptcy proceedings.  He has litigated a wide variety of bankruptcy and commercial issues during his career inclusive of contract and lien validity disputes, actions to recover preferential transfers, fraudulent conveyance claims, and non-dischargeability of debt actions.

    Wisotsky has also lectured on various bankruptcy issues before the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Turnaround Management Association and the Essex County Bar Association.  He has addressed topics including prosecution and defense of preference actions, treatment of tax claims in bankruptcy proceedings, and retention bonus issues.  He is also on the United States Bankruptcy Court’s approved list of mediators.

    Wisotsky is a member of the New Jersey Regional Advisory Board of the Anti-Defamation League, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Turnaround Management Association.  He also served as an officer and counsel to Help Darfur Now, a non-profit corporation which raised funds to purchase food and medical supplies for refugees in the Darfur region of Sudan.  Wisotsky received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from Temple University and Temple University School of Law.

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