LEONARD LIPSKY is a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green, and co-leads the firm’s Business Services team. He was named to the New York Metro Rising Stars list (2013 to 2018) in the area of Health Care, and he received an Award of Excellence in the Study of Health Law from the American Bar Association's Health Law Section and the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. In 2017 and 2018, he was recommended by The Legal 500 United States in the area of Healthcare: Health Insurers.

Mr. Lipsky provides strategic advice to health care providers and investors in the health care industry in the rapidly changing health care marketplace.

Regulatory Health Care

  • Advises investors in health care businesses on compliance with the corporate practice of medicine and related structuring options and considerations
  • Offers insight and strategies with forming clinically integrated networks, including accountable care organizations (ACOs), management service organizations (MSOs), independent practice associations (IPAs), physician-hospital organizations (PHOs), and population health arrangements
  • Advises clients of New York State and federal legislative and regulatory trends and policy developments
  • Counsels clients in health regulatory compliance matters, including self-referral (Stark Law), anti-kickback, and fee-splitting
  • Advises various stakeholders in the medical marijuana/cannabis industry on compliance matters

Transactional Health Care

  • Advises health care providers, including health systems, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and home health companies—and the financial institutions investing in health care companies—on the planning, structuring, and negotiation of health care transactions (mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures), business arrangements, and strategic partnerships, including transactions involving health systems, IPAs, ACOs, and private equity investors
  • Counsels clients on for-profit and not-for-profit governance considerations, including preparation of governing documents (shareholder agreements, bylaws) and provides real-time advice and participation on board and shareholder meetings

Mr. Lipsky is a frequent speaker and author on legal issues in the changing health care environment. He is also a guest lecturer at Cornell Tech, co-teaching a fall 2018 course on digital health law, on the topic of fraud and abuse (anti-kickback/Stark).

Recent Representations

Mr. Lipsky provided advice to:

  • A private equity firm that invested in a dental practice management company that supplies services to over 40 dental practices along the East Coast
  • A private equity firm investing in the veterinary medicine space throughout the United States
  • The MemorialCare Health System in the formation of a first-of-its-kind direct-to-employer ACO to serve the health care needs of employees (and their dependents) of The Boeing Company in Southern California
  • Barnabas Health, a New Jersey hospital system in connection with its merger with Robert Wood Johnson, creating New Jersey’s largest health care system—and one of the largest in the nation—now known as “RWJ Barnabas Health”
  • A hospital system on structuring a new care coordination program at the hospital in a manner that complies with regulatory requirements and meets business needs
  • A hospital system in its acquisition of two health care systems in the northeastern United States
  • St. John's University School of Law (J.D.)
  • New York University (B.A., cum laude)
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar Association