Brach Eichler Earns Top Rankings in Chambers USA for 2022


Brach Eichler LLC, is pleased to announce that the firm’s real estate and healthcare practices have again been recognized by Chambers USA (2022) as among New Jersey’s top law practices. In addition to the firm’s overall recognition, five 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 deeply grateful to our clients for their feedback and we look forward to continuing our longstanding tradition of delivering excellent results 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 to have been recognized as leaders in real estate and healthcare law in what is a very competitive market.”

2022 is the seventh year that Brach Eichler’s Real Estate Practice was named among Band 2 firms in New Jersey by Chambers USA, marking the eleventh year the practice was recognized overall. A Chambers interviewee remarks: “From top to bottom they are highly competent and efficient. They’re always available and responsive.”

Recognized 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 2022. In its review, Chambers cites sources describing Brach Eichler as “a talented team of practitioners handling a broad scope of healthcare matters such as corporate governance and compliance, contract negotiation and regulatory advice.”

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

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. Chambers states that Hammer “draws from over four decades of experience handling a broad array of real estate transactions and financing deals for major corporate clients and development businesses. Alan is the best of the best.”

Allen J. Popowitz (Band 2, Real Estate) is the chair of Brach Eichler’s Real Estate Practice and a member of the Real Estate Tax Appeals Practice. He is among eight practitioners ranked in New Jersey with the second-highest tier recognition. According to Chambers, Popowitz is valued by his clients for his “in-depth experience across the full gamut of commercial and residential real estate matters, include sales, financings, leasing issues and tax work, including incentive schemes. Allen knows the market and is a superb attorney.”

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 six attorneys in New Jersey with this highest tier of recognition. Chambers cites sources say Fanburg is an “a known leader in healthcare. He is a problem solver with an extensive network of resources and a unique ability to bring consensus among physicians. John is a real asset and brings an amazing fund of knowledge.”

Joseph M. Gorrell (Senior Statespeople, 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. According to Chambers, one source says about Gorrell “He is a problem solver and very knowledgeable in his field. He is a go-to attorney.”

Carol Grelecki (Band 3, Healthcare) is a member of the Healthcare Law Practice with experience handling transactions such as acquisitions and joint ventures. She is also recognized for her sophisticated knowledge of regulatory issues. She is among eleven practitioners ranked in this third-tier. According to Chambers, one source says about Grelecki “She is exceptional with her detail and follow-through.” “She is knowledgeable and can speak regulatory language with sophisticated nuance.”

Chambers USA, published annually 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