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Ivan J. Punchatz

Ivan J. Punchatz

Of Counsel

Princeton, NJ
Newark, NJ
Philadelphia, PA

He has argued successfully before the New Jersey Supreme Court in cases involving Medicaid fraud and abuse penalties, rule-making procedures and health benefits based on disability.

Ivan serves as head of Buchanan's New Jersey Health Care Group. His clients include hospitals, post-acute providers, behavioral health providers and other health care entities.

While serving as deputy attorney general for New Jersey, Ivan represented the state Medicaid program, state psychiatric hospitals and ICF/MRs.

On behalf of clients, Ivan has increased reimbursement to hospitals and nursing homes, successfully resisted provider licensure and certification sanctions, and defended investigations and audits.

Ivan successfully represented the New Jersey Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics in the first prosecution of a legislator for inappropriate activity.

He has represented developers of assisted living and nursing facilities in the development and financing of projects and continues in advising his clients on day to day operations. Ivan served on the Assisted Living Task Force appointed by the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Financing Agency. He regularly counsels clients on corporate compliance with the myriad governing regulations in regard to avoiding sanctions.

Active on a large scale in the health care field since 1979, Ivan lectures widely to professionals on many topics. He assists his clients to position themselves for the future, while meeting the legal issues they face in the present, particularly corporate structure, governance and financial issues in the shifting health care industry.

Ivan has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® and New Jersey Super Lawyers® lists and was named Princeton "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in the 2013 and 2020 editions. He has also been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.

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