Author Archives: Ian Lifshutz

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About Ian Lifshutz

Ian Lifshutz is an attorney & partner at Lifshutz & Associates, P.C. in New York, New York.
EMAIL: i.lifshutz@lifshutzlaw.com
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PHONE: 212-949-8484

Anti-Kickback Statutes in New York and Tenant or Subtenant Violations
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Anti-Kickback Statutes in New York and Tenant or Subtenant Violations | Ian Lifshutz

{3:30 minutes to read} This is an analysis of federal anti-kickback statutes and what a landlord/owner or tenant can do to protect themselves from tenant or subtenant violations. 42 USCA 1320a-7b(b) federal law states that no medical provider shall make a referral in exchange for remuneration of any kind, whether directly or indirectly (including non-monetary compensation). In general, most healthcare providers know:

  • They cannot directly take any kind of cash;
  • Accept a reduction in rent; or
  • In the case of a subtenant, charge more in rent,

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Various Entities for Asset Protection: What is potentially the best for you?
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Various Entities for Asset Protection: What is potentially the best for you? | Ian Lifshutz

When structuring and planning any asset protection strategy, one of the more importantfactors is often how the asset protection entity or multiple entity structure is funded. While the funding of the structure itself is of paramount importance, one of the major factors is to create an asset protection structure that titles assets in a manner that takes the equity away from the person who is of primary risk, and whose assets are to be protected.

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The Importance of Minutes
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The Importance of Minutes | Ian Lifshutz

[Time to Read: 2.5 mins]  As we've just ended the year, it is always important to remember to do proper annual minutes for your various business organizations. Many corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and other business entities get tied up in other year-end business and ignore what is often perceived as minutia in the recording of annual minutes and year- end operational meetings. Others just forget to do them. Small businesses are particularly susceptible to ignoring this very important corporate obligation and tool.

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Entering into Partnerships, Shareholder and LLC and LLC Arrangements: A Primer
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When entering into the simplest of business deals with a partner, or group of partners in any corporate structure, such as partnerships, LLCs, shareholders, or corporations, many overlooked issues can arise. Of particular concern are businesses related to ownership and operation of real estate or other physical assets. In these situations, the consent of only one of the owners is needed to transfer or sell an asset.

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Benefits and Areas of Concern with Physician Incentive Bonuses
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Physician incentive bonuses are often a way a physician employer can provide a physician employee with a means of enhanced salary based upon the physician employee’s productivity. For a physician employer, if a part of their physician employee’s salary is based on a bonus, the physician employee is more likely to be productive as greater productivity leads to additional compensation. Such arrangements must be carefully scrutinized and structured so they comply with any professional misconduct guidelines, as well as any other regulations that govern compensation arrangements between physicians and healthcare providers.

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The Option of Concierge or Private Medicine in the Current State of Healthcare Today
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In the face of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and in recent years, the overly aggressive nature of HMOs, insurance companies, and other third-party providers, the concept of dropping insurances has been revisited and is gaining increased popularity with physicians and physician groups. However, there are numerous issues that need to be analyzed and addressed if a physician is going to drop insurance carriers and opt for private pay directly with patients.

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