Practice Areas
Bar and Court Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • New England School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Washington University, B.A.

John D. Fanburg, Managing Member

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Chair, Healthcare Law
Co-Chair, Cannabis Industry

John D. Fanburg has more than 35 years of experience in health and hospital law, with an emphasis on corporate, transactional, and regulatory matters for physicians and healthcare institutions. A recognized leader in this sector, John is known for excellence in transactions, perseverance in deal-making, and strength in corporate, M&A, and regulatory matters.

His broad experience representing major hospitals, diverse medical groups, solo practitioners, and statewide physician specialty organizations provides him with in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the business of healthcare. He helps healthcare providers position themselves to deal with the constantly evolving medical marketplace, particularly healthcare reform. This includes advising clients about mergers and acquisitions, various business ventures, and creative healthcare business arrangements. John provides counsel on strategic alliances and transactions relating to physician practices, hospitals, ACOs, ambulatory surgery centers, and medical homes. He also offers guidance on regulatory compliance, corporate compliance, HIPAA, litigation, and government investigations.

In addition, as Co-Chair of Brach Eichler’s Cannabis Industry Practice, John provides counsel to companies and individuals who seek to participate in New Jersey’s growing medicinal cannabis industry.

His experience includes:

  • Establishing outpatient healthcare offices, diagnostic imaging facilities, urgent care centers, and ambulatory surgical centers.
  • Overseeing the establishment and purchase/sale of physician practices, hospitals, and nursing homes.
  • Structuring nonprofit healthcare providers.
  • Representing clients in managed care contract negotiations.
  • Developing Medicare and Medicaid corporate compliance programs for physician practitioners.
  • Developing managed care networks.
  • Handling fraud and abuse counseling and representation, licensing issues and third-party payment issues.
  • Representing physician specialty organizations and advantageously using federal reimbursement policies and appeals.
  • Representing dental practices, and developing and negotiating dental practice employment agreements.

A member of the firm’s Executive Committee, John is the recipient of a number of honors and awards. Ranked in Chambers USA in Band 1 for health law from 2009-2021, John consistently earns special recognition for his work with physicians in transactional 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”  In 2012, John was described in Chambers as “an extremely gifted attorney particularly in dealing with all of the complexities of the current healthcare situation.”

John has been selected by his peers to The Best Lawyers in America© since 2003 and named to the New Jersey Super Lawyers list for several years in a row. In addition, he has been rated as AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0, peer-rated for the highest level of professional excellence by Martindale-Hubbell.

Additionally, John was selected as a New Jersey 2018, 2019, and 2020 top ten leader in the law (Law Power 50) by NJBIZ and was included in NJBIZ’ Power 50 Health Care list from 2019 – 2021. He was also named to ROI-NJ’s list of top Healthcare Influencers in New Jersey in 2019 and 2021. In 2017, he was appointed to Governor Phil Murphy’s Transition Team. He was also designated a top healthcare transaction lawyer of 2017 by The Ambulatory M&A Advisor.

In 2015, John was recognized as a Top Legal Leader for New York and New Jersey by American Lawyer Media (ALM) and, in 2013, he was named a “Top Rated Lawyer in Health Care” by ALM and Martindale-Hubbell. John was also named the “Newark Area Best Lawyers Health Care Lawyer of the Year” for 2011 and 2012 and, in 2010 and 2011, John was a finalist for NJBIZ’ “Executive of the Year.”

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Professional Activities
  • Affiliate Member, New Jersey Medical Group Management Association
  • Board of Trustees, Mountain Ridge Country Club Foundation
  • Executive Leadership Team, Essex County Start! Heart Walk
  • Healthcare Advisory Board Member, Caldwell University
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, Florida Society of Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  • Member, Medical Group Management Association
  • Member, Radiology Business Managers Association
  • President, Mountain Ridge Country Club, West Caldwell, NJ, 2012-2016
  • Treasurer and Board Member, S.O.L.A.R Foundation
  • Leader and Member, New Jersey Muslim Jewish Advisory Council (NJ MJAC)
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Healthcare Law Update – January 2023

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B|E in the News, August 8, 2022
Private equity changing hospital employment

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Webinar: Considerations for M&A Transactions in the Healthcare Industry

March 9, at 12:00 p.m.

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Webinar: Federal Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute Changes for 2022 and Beyond

Tuesday, March 15 at 12:00 p.m.

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Healthcare Law Update – November 2021

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Firm Announcements & Wins, August 19, 2021
Seventeen Brach Eichler Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

Six Brach Eichler Attorneys Included in “Ones to Watch” – Two New to the List!

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Twelve Attorneys also Named to New Jersey Rising Stars List This Year

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Healthcare Law Update – February 2021

B|E in the News, January 28, 2021
Fanburg in ROI-NJ on NJ Cannabis Challenges

B|E in the News, October 29, 2020
Cannabis in New Jersey: A Budding Industry?

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B|E in the News, September 11, 2020
Fanburg to Address Managing Partner Forum September 16

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John D. Fanburg – What’s In It For Me? Tips on How to Get the Best Employment Contract

New Jersey Obstetrical & Gynecological Society

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Effectively Representing Physicians: Everything you need to know to confidently and successfully represent New Jersey physicians in 2019


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Fanburg Addresses Balance Billing on NAHU Podcast


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Drs. Godkar and Prakash Win 2018 Eichler Awards

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Fanburg and Gormally in Forbes Magazine


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2018 Health Law Year in Review

B|E in the News, December 5, 2018
Fanburg Talks to Fios1 About NJ Cannabis Bill

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State of the NJ Healthcare Industry

SAX LLP's Annual Healthcare Industry Update

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How Prior Authorization Affects the Quality of Healthcare

NJOGS Semi-Annual Meeting

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Establishing a Legal and Compliant Cannabis Business

NJ Cannabis Summit

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It’s Not Just Cannabis Stocks – Salaries and Jobs in Legal Weed Are Climbing Too

Fanburg in Forbes on Growth of Marijuana Industry in New Jersey, (quoted in)

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Telehealth and the Law: Addressing the Risks

Medical Economics

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Among NJ Top 40 Law Firms, Revenue Growth More Common Than Population Growth

New Jersey Law Journal (quoted in)

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Telehealth and the Law: The Challenge of Reimbursement

Medical Economics

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Telehealth and the Law: How Policy Shapes the Marketplace

Medical Economics

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The Dope on Dope: The Latest on Cannabis and the Opioid Crisis


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Analysis: What Proposed DOH Regs Mean

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Healthcare Reform

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Murphy Signs Out-of-Network Health Care Cost Bill

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Brach Eichler Cannabis Law White Paper

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Assembly Passes Controversial ‘Out-of-Network’ Bill

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In Training Rainmakers, Midsize Law Firms Offer Flexibility, Resources and a ‘Kick’

ALM's Mid-Market Report (quoted in)

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Innovations in the Future of Healthcare

Rutgers EMBA Healthcare Symposium

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Regulatory and Legal Update

Radiological Society of New Jersey Annual Meeting

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Will Trump Divert Funds From Anti-Terrorism To Close Pot Shops? Cannabis CEOs Hope Not

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Sessions Takes Aim On Marijuana Enforcement

NJBIZ (quoted in)

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Murphy’s State Bank Could Solve Cannabis Business Problems, Brach Eichler Says

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Legal Cannabis in NJ: Is This Joint Worth a Quick $1 Billion?

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CMS Proposes New MACRA Rules

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