Mitchell J. Decter, Member
Mitchell J. Decter chairs the firm’s health care practice. He counsels hospitals, health care providers and ambulatory surgery centers on issues involving this complex area of law, including transactional, regulatory and litigation matters. Specifically, Mr. Decter handles HIPAA compliance issues, hospital-physician joint ventures, negotiation of managed care contracts and reimbursement appeals. In addition, he regularly represents physicians who are served with subpoenas in connection with their forensic examination services. Mr. Decter also represents clients beyond the health care industry in their general business matters, including mergers and acquisitions, contractual matters, and financings.
Mr. Decter has litigated in state and federal courts in such areas as partnership disputes, business litigation, business torts, health care reimbursement issues and insurance coverage. He also has participated in appeals before New Jersey’s Appellate Division.
Mr. Decter received his B.A. from University of Vermont and his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law. Following law school graduation, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas P. Oliveri, Superior Court, Chancery Division, General Equity and Probate Part in Hudson County, New Jersey.
Currently, Mr. Decter serves as the president of the Board of Trustees of CASA for Children of Essex County, a court-authorized, nonprofit organization that promotes the welfare of children removed from their homes because of abuse, neglect or abandonment.