Ross Lanzafame, a partner at the law firm Harter Secrest and Emery LLP (HSE), has been recognized as “Best New York Lawyer – Health Care” this year by Acquisition International, a corporate finance monthly magazine. The Acquisition International Legal Awards 2014 commend outstanding work over the past 12 months and recognize excellence in numerous areas of law. Nominees come from small niche practices to the world’s largest law firms.

With a focus on reimbursement issues and regulatory compliance, Lanzafame counsels long-term and acute health care providers on business, corporate and government regulatory matters, and represents clients before a variety of governmental agencies, bodies, boards, and commissions. He managed the neonatal intensive care unit and all surgical units of a large Rochester hospital for four years prior to earning his law degree.

“I’m honored and delighted to be recognized as ‘Best New York Lawyer – Health Care’ by Acquisition International,” said Lanzafame, a member of HSE’s health care law practice groups. “With many new and increasingly complex laws affecting health care providers, the ‘profession’ of health care has become the ‘business’of health care, creating new risks, challenges, and opportunities for the industry. Hospital administrators have been forced to rapidly adapt to many challenges, addressing issues across the health care spectrum involving statutory and regulatory compliance, corporate compliance, shrinking reimbursements, competition, managed-care contracting, new contractual relationships, and the need to develop a more efficient delivery model.”

Earlier this year, Lanzafame was also recognized in the health care law category by Chambers USA and selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers® and The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of health care law.

Lanzafame is the treasurer of the National Association of Chiropractic Attorneys and past chair of the American Lung Association’s National Board of Directors. He is also a member of the National Health Lawyers Association and American Bar Association, Health Law Section.

The firm with the most US News/Best Lawyers Top Tier rankings in Western New York, Harter Secrest & Emery provides business and specialty legal services to clients ranging from individuals and family-owned businesses to Fortune 100 companies and major regional institutions. With offices in Rochester, Buffalo, Corning, Albany, and New York City, the firm comprises over 130 attorneys.

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