Brach Eichler Earns Top Rankings in Chambers USA for 2020

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May 4, 2020 — Brach Eichler LLC, a full-service law firm based in Roseland, NJ, has announced that the firm’s healthcare and real estate practices have again been recognized by Chambers USA (2020) as among New Jersey’s top law practices. In addition to the firm’s overall recognition, four of the firm’s attorneys have been highly ranked this year as well. Chambers and Partners identifies and ranks the most outstanding law firms and lawyers in over 180 jurisdictions throughout the world.

“We are honored to continue to be ranked among the leading law firms and attorneys in New Jersey,” said John D. Fanburg, Managing Member and Healthcare Law Practice Chair. “Chambers USA is known for its thorough selection process and rigorous standards. We are pleased that the firm and several of our attorneys have been recognized as leaders in healthcare and real estate law in what is a very competitive market.”

Recognized by Chambers USA every year since 2009, Brach Eichler’s healthcare law practice was ranked as top tier (Band 2) among healthcare law practices in New Jersey for 2020. In its review, Chambers cites sources describing Brach Eichler as “a cutting-edge law firm.” Another source said, “They are always very responsive, provide objective opinions, and give advice that will always be in their clients’ best interest.”

2020 is the fifth year that Brach Eichler’s real estate practice was named among Band 2 firms in New Jersey by Chambers USA, marking the ninth year the practice was recognized overall. Specifically, a Chambers interviewee remarks: “Their strengths include depth of experience, their understanding of our business, their ability to communicate clearly, and their availability.” Adds another: “They know our risk tolerance and their ability to foresee issues is invaluable. They are innovative in commercially reasonable ways, without over-lawyering.”

In addition, Chambers USA recognized the following individual members of the firm:

John D. Fanburg (Band 1, Healthcare) is the managing member of the firm and chairs its healthcare law practice. He is ranked among the top five attorneys in the highest tier. Fanburg has experience representing major healthcare systems, diverse medical groups, and statewide physician specialty organizations in a wide range of corporate, transactional, M&A, and regulatory matters. Chambers cites sources who refer to Fanburg as an “outstanding attorney who is extremely knowledgeable of the current healthcare climate, enabling him to guide us with cutting-edge information.” He is a resident of Livingston, NJ.

Joseph M. Gorrell (Band 2, Healthcare) is a member of the healthcare law practice and counsels hospitals, medical staffs, nursing homes, and individual practitioners on a broad scope of issues ranging from transactional matters to regulatory corrective actions. He is among six practitioners ranked in the second-highest tier. According to Chambers, one source describes Gorrell as “. . . the go-to guy for doctors with licensing issues before medical boards.” Gorrell is a resident of Bridgewater, NJ.

Alan R. Hammer (Band 1, Real Estate) is a member of the real estate practice and, for nearly 50 years, has concentrated his practice in the areas of investment real estate transactions and tax appeals. He is ranked among the top 12 real estate attorneys in New Jersey. Hammer has been named to the first tier of practitioners every year since 2010. Chambers notes sources who say that Hammer “has a wealth of knowledge and an ability to solve problems and close deals.” He resides in Livingston, NJ.

Allen J. Popowitz (Band 2, Real Estate) is chair of Brach Eichler’s real estate practice and a member of the real estate tax appeals practice. He is among six practitioners ranked in the second-highest tier. He concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial real estate and mortgage lending and advises clients on sales, purchases, financing, leasing, and Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchanges. According to Chambers, Popowitz is valued by his clients for his “knowledge of business issues, market trends, and the major players in the market.” Popowitz is a resident of Franklin Lakes, NJ.

Chambers USA, published annually in May by Chambers and Partners, is based on in-depth interviews by Chambers’ researchers and ranks the leading lawyers and firms in an extensive range of practice areas throughout the country. For additional information about Chambers and its research methodology, visit

About Brach Eichler LLC
Brach Eichler LLC is a full-service law firm based in Roseland, NJ. With over 80 attorneys, the firm is focused on the following practice areas: Healthcare Law; Real Estate; Litigation; Trusts and Estates; Business Transactions & Financial Services; Personal Injury; Criminal Defense and Government Investigations; Labor and Employment; Environmental and Land Use; Family Law Services; Patent, Intellectual Property & Information Technology; Real Estate Tax Appeals; Tax; and Cannabis Law. Brach Eichler attorneys have been recognized by clients and peers alike in The Best Lawyers in America©, Chambers USA, and New Jersey Super Lawyers.