The firm is pleased to announce that Alexander M. Fear has joined the firm as Of Counsel. Mr. Fear represents physicians and administrators at medical centers and private practices around the metro area. Acting as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for many of his clients, Mr. Fear works with them as they navigate the maze of healthcare regulations including HIPAA and HITECH, Stark and the Anti-kickback regulations. As General Counsel, Mr. Fear assists his clients in all aspects of their practices, including corporate formation, drafting governance, compliance and various other operational documents. He is a welcome addition to our Healthcare Law team led by Kevin D. Porter. Mr. Fear also has extensive experience in real estate law, having served as General Counsel for a real estate corporation engaged in the acquisition, ownership and management of more than 150 commercial and residential buildings in and around New York City.
Vigorito, Barker, Patterson, Nichols and Porter, LLP opened for business, with offices in Garden City, Valhalla and New York. It has been an exciting couple of months. While settling into our new surroundings, we have been offering the same exceptional representation our clients have come to expect over the years. A week after opening, the firm’s senior most trial attorney, Alfred P. Vigorito, gave a power point presentation on Grand Rounds at an area hospital before approximately 100 physicians. Mr. Vigorito presented a case study of an action he had successfully handled in the past. The discussion was very well received by those in attendance.