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Vice Chair, Healthcare Law

Isabelle Bibet-Kalinyak is an experienced and creative healthcare attorney and proven deal maker representing “brick-and-mortar” and virtual multi-state healthcare clients in complex business transactions including private equity deals, hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers acquisitions and joint ventures, MSO structuring, strategic partnerships and compliance.

As Vice Chair of the Brach Eichler’s Healthcare Practice Group, she counsels physicians, healthcare providers, hospitals, associations, Boards and management teams on the legal and strategic implications associated with various forms of corporate entities, healthcare integration models, compliance, payers, credentialing and emerging trends, laws, and regulations. The depth of Isabelle’s experience enables her to assist clients in evaluating both the legal and business ramifications of transactions, contracts, agreements, negotiations, and compliance issues.

Her legal, business and operational acumen is keenly aligned with her role as legal counsel to six New Jersey medical societies:

  • NJ Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (NJAASC)
  • NJ Academy of Ophthalmology (NJAO)
  • NJ American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Section
  • NJ Obstetrical & Gynecological Society (NJOGS)
  • NJ Orthopaedic Society (NJOS)
  • NJ Society of Pathologists (NJSP)

As one of the few French business attorneys in the U.S. and a first-generation immigrant herself, Isabelle’s healthcare practice has over time organically expanded to trans-national business transactions. Isabelle brings vast knowledge and experience advising U.S. clients with operations in French-speaking countries as well as companies based in French-speaking countries seeking to expand in the U.S.

She frequently speaks at the national conferences of organizations such as the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO/AAOE), ASCRS/AAOE, the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) and lectures on advanced topics related to healthcare, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate governance. A French native and former French Honorary Consul in Ohio for the French Government.


  • Honorary Consul to the French Government, Jurisdiction over northern and central Ohio, 2019-2022
  • Board Member, French-American Chamber of Commerce (FACC), 2017 – Present
  • Board Member and Treasurer, International Institute of Akron, 2017-2020
  • Board Member and Representative of the LaMennais Brothers of Christian Instruction, Walsh University, 2018 – Present
  • Board Member, Akron YMCA Advisory Board, 2013 – 2015
  • Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology Executives (AAOE)
  • Member, American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASCRS/ASOA)
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA)
  • Member, CMBA Health Care Liaison Council (2016 – Present), Treasurer (2018 – Present)
  • Member, Ohio Hospital Association
  • Alumni Member, University of Akron Black Law Students Association (BLSA)
  • Speaker, American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), National Conference
  • Speaker, the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), National Conference
  • Speaker, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), National Conference