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  • New Jersey
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Education
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D.
  • Rutgers University, B.A.
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Lani M. Dornfeld, CHPC, Member

973.403.3136 · 973.618.5536 Fax · ldornfeld@bracheichler.com

Lani Dornfeld frequently travels between the Firm’s Palm Beach and Roseland office locations to meet the needs of her clients in both states. Lani’s practice is focused on handling regulatory, corporate, and transactional matters for her clients, including hospitals; long-term care facilities; home health agencies; hospices; nursing homes; assisted living facilities; substance-use disorder treatment facilities; physician and dental groups; and physicians, dentists, and other individual health care practitioners. She is certified in healthcare privacy compliance (CHPC) by the Compliance Certification Board.

Lani has extensive experience counseling clients on regulatory and compliance matters, including HIPAA, OSHA, and corporate compliance, and assists with the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and training required by these laws. She also works with clients to investigate and manage regulatory compliance issues, including privacy and security breach situations and responses. In this regard, Lani assists clients in navigating through the complex investigation of privacy and security breach incidents, including ransomware attacks and other security breaches, and incident response and federal and state reporting obligations, as well as management of governmental inquiries. Additionally, Lani helps clients address fraud and abuse issues including Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law compliance, 501(c)(3) regulatory compliance, Medicare issues, professional licensure actions, bioethics and patient care issues, informed consent, and guardianships.

Lani also has represented clients in purchase and sale transactions throughout her career as a health care attorney. She manages merger and acquisition transactions from start to finish, including due diligence, contract preparation and negotiation, and managing the closing and beyond. These transactions include the sale and purchase of health care facilities, medical and dental practices, home health agencies, hospice agencies, and other health care businesses. Lani also prepares and negotiates buy-in and buy-out documents, employment agreements, restrictive covenant (non-compete and non-solicitation) agreements, shareholder agreements, operating agreements, and related corporate documents, and prepares documents related to corporate governance, including bylaws and conflicts of interest policies.

A frequent lecturer and occasional adjunct professor, Lani is a sought-after speaker on a variety of health care topics, including HIPAA and information privacy, medical records law, corporate compliance, informed consent, guardianship law, advance directives, and fraud and abuse topics. She lectures regularly to local, state, and national audiences. She also trains medical and dental practices and other health care providers on HIPAA and corporate compliance, policies, and procedures. Lani also has written a number of articles on these and other health care topics.

Lani has been peer review rated as AV Preeminent, the highest rating for professional excellence by Martindale-Hubbell. She has also been selected as one of New Jersey’s Women Leaders in the Bar by Martindale-Hubbell and ALM, publishers of the New Jersey Law Journal. In addition, Lani was recognized as a Top Legal Leader for New York and New Jersey by ALM in 2015 and was named a “2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Health Care” by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell.

Professional Activities
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  • Lani has been an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School of Law, having taught courses in both the Legal Research & Writing Program and the Health Law & Policy Program. She has also served as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University’s Masters in Healthcare Administration program and as an adjunct professor at Rutgers University at the undergraduate level.
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, Florida Bar Association
  • Member, Home Care Association of Florida
  • Member, Health Care Compliance Association
  • Member, Home Care & Hospice Association of New Jersey
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
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Alerts, July 3, 2019
June 2019 Health Law Alert

Newsletters, June 28, 2019
June 2019 Health Law Update

Newsletters, May 8, 2019
May 2019 Health Law Update
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April 2019 Health Law Update

Alerts, April 4, 2019
April 2019 Health Law Alert

Events, April 3, 2019
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Articles, March 25, 2019
Lani M. Dornfeld Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance

South Florida Hospital News

Articles, March 11, 2019
Lani M. Dornfeld Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance

Health Care Alert

Alerts, January 30, 2019
January 2019 Health Law Alert

Alerts, January 15, 2019
2018 Health Law Year in Review

Newsletters, December 5, 2018
December 2018 Health Law Update

News, November 11, 2018
Dornfeld Addresses HCAF Members on Medicare Issues

Lectures, November 7, 2018
Revisions to Medicare Home Health Moratoria Access Waiver Demonstration

Home Care Association of Florida

Newsletters, November 5, 2018
November 2018 Health Law Update

Newsletters, October 20, 2018
October 2018 Health Law Update

Newsletters, September 5, 2018
September 2018 Health Law Update

Newsletters, August 5, 2018
August 2018 Health Law Update

Lectures, July 31, 2018
Contracts With SUPERHERO Protections: Employment, Independent Contractor, and Restrictive Covenant Agreements

Home Care Con '18, Home Care Association of Florida

Newsletters, July 5, 2018
July 2018 Health Law Update

Newsletters, June 1, 2018
June 2018 Health Law Update

Lectures, April 6, 2018
Curiosity Killed the Cat & Other Common HIPAA Pitfalls

NJ Medical Group Management Association

Newsletters, March 5, 2018
March 2018 Health Law Update

Newsletters, February 15, 2018
February 2018 Health Law Update

Articles, February 13, 2018
Anesthesiologist Case May Lower Bar For Fla. Med Mal Suits

Law 360 (quoted in)

Articles, February 6, 2018
Murphy Ponders Modifying ‘Gift Ban’ for Docs

ROI-NJ (quoted in)

Newsletters, February 1, 2018
Health Law Update – 2017 Year in Review

Lectures, January 31, 2018
Curiosity Killed the Cat & Other Common HIPAA Pitfalls/HIPAA Business Associates: What’s the Big Deal?

NJ Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers, General Membership Meeting

Lectures, January 17, 2018
Home Health Employer Protections: Can You Improve Yours?

Home Care Association of Florida, Home Care Warm-Up

Newsletters, January 15, 2018
January 2018 Health Law Update

News, January 11, 2018
Dornfeld Speaks at HCAF Winter Warm-up
Newsletters, December 25, 2017
December 2017 Health Law Update

Articles, December 21, 2017
The Biggest Med Mal Decisions And Verdicts Of 2017

Law 360 (quoted in)

Newsletters, November 14, 2017
November 2017 Health Law Update

Articles, November 12, 2017
Great News for Florida Home Health Providers: Florida Supreme Court Supports Home Health Non-Compete

Home Care Association of Florida website

Newsletters, October 12, 2017
October 2017 Health Law Update

Newsletters, September 10, 2017
September 2017 Health Law Update

Newsletters, August 5, 2017
August 2017 Health Law Update

Alerts, August 2, 2017
HIPAA Update – August 2017

Newsletters, July 5, 2017
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Lectures, June 22, 2017
Preferred Provider Arrangements: Compliant Partnering to Enhance Quality of Care

Home Care & Hospice Association of NJ Annual Meeting

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June 2017 Health Law Update

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May 2017 Health Law Update

Lectures, April 20, 2017
Advance Planning for Buying or Selling A Home Care or Hospice Business

Home Care & Hospice Association of NJ

Newsletters, April 7, 2017
April 2017 Health Law Update

Newsletters, March 7, 2017
March 2017 Health Law Update

Newsletters, February 7, 2017
February 2017 Health Law Update

Newsletters, January 7, 2017
January 2017 Health Law Update

Blog
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Healthcare Law Blog  May 9, 2019
Legislative Update – May 2019
Healthcare Law Blog  April 6, 2019
Legislative Update – April 2019

Healthcare Law Blog  February 20, 2019
Legislative Update – February 2019

Healthcare Law Blog  January 28, 2019
Legislative Update – January 2019

Healthcare Law Blog  December 21, 2018
Legislative Update – December 2018

Healthcare Law Blog  November 29, 2018
Legislative Update – November 2018

Healthcare Law Blog  August 3, 2017
OIG Announces New Inquiries into Fraudulent Billing

Healthcare Law Blog  July 5, 2017
Effective Date for New Home Health COPs Delayed

Healthcare Law Blog  May 1, 2017
Randsomware Attacks Hit Health Care Organizations

Healthcare Law Blog  February 8, 2017
CMS Releases Final Rule Amending Home Health CoPs

Healthcare Law Blog  January 19, 2017
New Safe Care Camera Program