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Alan H. Sonnenklar

Alan H. Sonnenklar

Shareholder/Director

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516-877-1172
Rated by Super Lawyers(R) - 5 Years - Alan H. Sonnenklar
Attorney Alan H. Sonnenklar

Alan H. Sonnenklar

Shareholder/Director

Contact Me:

516-877-1172
Rated by Super Lawyers(R) - 5 Years - Alan H. Sonnenklar

Biography

Mr. Sonnenklar is a Partner of the Firm and the Co-Chair of the Firm's corporate, transactional and healthcare practice groups. He joined the Firm in 2005, after practicing in the health law departments of several large, nationally recognized law firms. He possesses more than 20 years of transactional, corporate and regulatory experience representing healthcare businesses, physicians and other professionals, group practices, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic and treatment centers and other healthcare facilities, management service organizations, and other commercial and not-for-profit organizations rendering healthcare and health-related services. Mr. Sonnenklar assists clients with respect to a broad range of complex business matters and federal and state regulatory issues, including the purchase and sale of healthcare facilities, physician practices and other businesses, the structuring of physician-hospital relationships, physician practice transactions, the development and structuring of joint ventures and other business relationships, the preparation and negotiation of shareholders agreements and operating agreements, corporate formation and organization, employment agreements, dispute resolution and settlement agreements, HIPAA compliance, certificate of need applications, and compliance with Stark, anti-kickback, anti-markup, fraud and abuse and fee-splitting prohibitions. Mr. Sonnenklar is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the American Health Lawyers Association, and the Nassau County Bar Association. He is admitted to both the New York and Florida Bars. Mr. Sonnenklar graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (B.A.) in 1990 and Boston University School of Law (J.D.) in 1993, where he earned recognition as a Paul J. Liacos Scholar.

Education

  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1993
    • Honors: Paul J. Liacos Scholar
  • University of Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1990

Published Works

  • Tax Reform and Physician Consolidation
  • Infusion of Private Equity into Healthcare Marketplace Presents Both Opportunities and Challenges for Physicians and Investors
  • Eliminating Kickbacks In Recovery Act
  • New Requirement Involving Professional Practice Entities
  • CARES Act Promises Access to SBA Loans and Future Loan Forgiveness for Small Businesses (Including Physician and Professional Practices) Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Application Dates and Sample Application Published for CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program Loans

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Member

Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Transactional
  • Healthcare Regulatory

Honors

  • Super Lawyers, 2019 - 2023

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1994
  • Florida, 1995

Classes & Seminars

  • Fellows Fall Career Night - Issues Relating to Physician Employment and Contract Pitfalls, American Heart Association’s Cardiovascular Fellows Society of Greater New York - October 19, 2023
  • Fellows Fall Career Night - Issues Relating to Physician Employment and Contract Pitfalls, American Heart Association’s Cardiovascular Fellows Society of Greater New York - October 19, 2022
  • Careers in Cardiology: Choosing Your Path - Insights on Contract Negotiating & Signing, American Heart Association Cardiology Fellows Society of Greater New York - November 17, 2021
  • Potential Pitfalls in Negotiating Employment and Partnership Agreements, Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, Pediatric Subspecialties Training Program - April 28, 2021
  • Potential Pitfalls in Negotiating Employment and Partnership Agreements, Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, Pediatric Subspecialties Training Program - March 6, 2019
  • Careers in Cardiology: Choosing Your Path - Insights on Contract Negotiating & Signing, American Heart Association Cardiology Fellows Society of Greater New York - October 3, 2018
  • Understanding Third-Party Payor Audits, Yeshiva Orchos Chaim, Lakewood, New Jersey - April 11, 2018
  • Potential Pitfalls in Negotiating Employment and Partnership Agreements, Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, Pediatric Subspecialties Training Program - December 20, 2017
  • Careers in Cardiology: Choosing Your Path - Insights on Contract Negotiating & Signing, American Heart Association Cardiology Fellows Society of Greater New York - September 18, 2017
  • Careers in Cardiology: Choosing Your Path Protecting Yourself on the Job - Legal Concerns, American Heart Association Cardiology Fellows Society of Greater New York - November 22, 2016
  • Careers in Pediatrics: Employment and Partnership Pitfalls, Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, Pediatric Subspecialties Training Program - October 26, 2016
  • Career Choices in Cardiology: What are the Options?, American Heart Association Cardiology Fellows Society of Greater New York - October 28, 2014
  • Career Choices in Cardiology: What are the Options?, American Heart Association Cardiology Fellows Society of Greater New York - December 3, 2012
  • PHYSICIAN CONTRACT ISSUES: Avoiding Legal Pitfalls in Negotiating: Agreements with Private Practices, Hospitals and Other Healthcare Employers, American Heart Association Fellows Society of Greater New York - December 1, 2011
  • Career Choices in Cardiology: What are the Options?, American Heart Association Cardiology Fellows Society of Greater New York - January 10, 2010
  • PHYSICIAN CONTRACT ISSUES: Avoiding Legal Pitfalls in Negotiating: Agreements with Private Practices, Hospitals and Other Healthcare Employers, American Heart Association Fellows Society of Greater New York - January 21, 2009
  • Avoiding Legal/Transactional Hurdles in the Practice of Dentistry a/k/a Did I Make the Right Decision to Go to Dental School Instead of Law School?, Princeton Club of New York - February 6, 2008
  • Potential Pitfalls in Negotiating Employment and Partnership Agreements, Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, Pediatric Subspecialties Training Program - March 11, 2024

Current Employment Position

  • Shareholder / Director