discussing New Government Position for Raymond Iryami

Sunday, July 29, 2007

New Government Position for Raymond Iryami

Earlier this month, Raymond Iryami was appointed by Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi and (approved by) the Nassau County Legislature to serve on the Advisory Council to the Department of Senior Citizens Affairs. The Council assists the Department in coordinating County programs relating to senior citizens. The Council's duties include reviewing and evaluating the effectiveness of existing services rendered by public and private agencies to senior citizens.

The appointment is the third government position to which Mr. Iryami has been named. He also serves on the Village of Great Neck Planning Board and previously served on the Nassau County Commission on Human Rights.

About Raymond Iryami
The founder of the Raymond Iryami Law Firm P.C., Mr. Iryami has represented individuals, commercial companies and healthcare facilities and professionals in corporate, commercial litigation, and regulatory matters. His corporate/business law experience includes drafting and negotiating asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements, operating agreements, licensing agreements, and employment agreements. He has represented clients in state and federal courts on various commercial, corporate, and regulatory matters (including Article 78 proceedings). In addition, Mr. Iryami has advised healthcare providers as they seek to structure their practices in a way that complies with the myriad of state and federal regulations (such as Stark and the Anti-Kickback laws) that apply to them, and navigate the bureaucratic framework of state and federal agencies such as Medicare, Medicaid, New York State Department of Health, Office of Professional Medical Conduct, the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services and the New York State Board of Pharmacy.

Mr. Iryami's legal writings and proposals have been cited by legal scholars and various media outlets, including ABC News and CNN.com. His writings on legal matters have appeared in treatises on contract law and intellectual property law. Professionally, he is a member of the New York State Bar Association (Health Law Section) and the Great Neck Lawyers Association and serves a pro bono attorney for the Sephardic American Medical Society. He is a graduate of SUNY Stony Brook and the Fordham University School of Law, where he was a guest lecturer on contract law, and became the first student-assistant to edit the "Law of Contracts" by John D. Calamari and Joseph M. Perillo (West's Hornbook Series, 4th Ed. 1998).

Mr. Iryami has an extensive record of community service. In addition to his government positions, he currently serves on he Board of Directors of Golden First Bank, the Iranian American Jewish Federation, the Nassau County Democratic Committee, and COPAY of Great Neck, a non-profit drug and alcohol counseling organization. He is also the co-founder of the Persian Culture Committee, the Iranian-American Democrats of New York. He has previously served as a board member of the United Community Fund of Great Neck.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Mr. Iryami served as an assistant editor of the Great Neck Record, a Long Island weekly newspaper, where he received numerous community service awards, including a New York State Assembly Citation to "gifted journalist" for achievements in promoting better understanding involving Great Neck and its Iranian-Americans. A regular lecturer on the history and culture of the Iranian-Jewish community, Mr. Iryami has been frequently quoted in regional and national publications on matters relating to one of the most oldest Jewish communities in the world.

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discussing Understanding Health Law (or Healthcare Law)

Friday, July 27, 2007

Understanding Health Law (or Healthcare Law)

I am often asked to explain what Health Law--also known as Healthcare Law--means. Health Law can encompass a wide variety of matters, but as it relates to our practice, Health Law involves representing healthcare providers in their business transactions, commercial litigation, or regulatory matters.

Still confused? Think of it this way. Healthcare providers--whether a doctor or a hospital--have all the typical legal needs of any business. They have to have a lease with their landlord or an employment agreement with their staff. But healthcare providers are subject to certain federal and state laws and regulations that apply only to healthcare providers. Even a sublease agreement between two doctors, if not done right, can result in a criminal violation.

With our knowledge of healthcare law, we can help healthcare providers comply with the myriad of regulations that apply to them.

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