Seasoned Healthcare Attorney Ari Markenson Joins Venable’s Corporate and Healthcare Groups in New York

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New York, NY (September 27, 2021) – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Ari J. Markenson has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate and Healthcare Groups in the New York office. Mr. Markenson practices at the intersection of healthcare, law, and business.

Mr. Markenson advises healthcare industry clients, including investors, lenders, providers, and suppliers, on a broad range of regulatory and corporate matters and has significant experience conducting due diligence in complex healthcare industry acquisitions and financial transactions. He regularly represents mezzanine funds and private equity firms in such transactions and evaluates and advises on compliance and regulatory issues with regard to potential borrowers from banks and financing sources. He also advises various healthcare entities on regulatory matters, including conditions for participation; fraud and abuse; and survey, certification, and enforcement issues.

Mr. Markenson advises clients on Medicare and Medicaid conditions for participation, obtaining certificate of need approval, and state licensure. He has significant experience representing numerous providers in response to and appeals of audits and investigations by regulatory enforcement authorities regarding compliance with reimbursement rules and regulations under government healthcare programs.

Matthew T. McLaughlin, partner-in-charge of Venable’s New York office, said, “Ari is an extremely well-respected member of New York’s legal community and brings a unique aspect to Venable’s existing Corporate and Healthcare practices. We look forward to welcoming him to the office and integrating him into the firm."

Charles J. Morton, Jr., a co-chair of Venable's Corporate Group, said, “Ari has developed a well-rounded practice that provides clients with a full suite of capabilities. His insight into the compliance and regulatory requirements of healthcare entities makes him the ideal partner when structuring a deal, particularly during the current surge in healthcare M&A activity.”

Robert J. Bolger, Jr., a co-chair of Venable's Corporate Group, said, “Venable’s Corporate Group is continually recognized among the best in the nation, in no small part because of the caliber of its attorneys. Ari’s experience advising on both healthcare regulatory matters and investment and financial transactions makes him a terrific addition to our team.”

Commenting on his move to Venable, Mr. Markenson said, “Venable has a long-standing reputation for providing top-notch regulatory and corporate counsel across a broad range of matters. I look forward to utilizing this platform to expand my practice and deliver the efficient and innovative counsel clients have come to expect from both me and this firm.”

Mr. Markenson received his M.P.H. from Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, in 1998, his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1996, and his B.A. from Syracuse University in 1993.


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