Patrick Formato is an executive partner at Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Einiger, LLP.
Mr. Formato focuses his practice on health care law. He represents a variety of health care providers including skilled nursing facilities, diagnostic and treatment centers, imaging centers, home health care agencies, adult homes, and physicians. He has extensive skill and expertise counseling his diverse client base in the development and implementation of corporate compliance programs. In addition, Mr. Formato advises health care providers in such matters as fraud and abuse, survey certification and enforcement, managed care agreements, employment, shareholder and partnership agreements, affiliation agreements, and buy/sell agreements. He also counsels his clients on licensure issues, the attainment of certificates of need, advance directives and treatment decision issues, real estate, and general business/corporate matters.
Recognized by his peers and clients as a knowledgeable and talented health care attorney, Mr. Formato has been asked by several health care and professional organizations to present programs on such topics as fraud and abuse, corporate compliance, reimbursement, and provider contracting. In addition to lecturing, Mr. Formato has written articles and has been published in professional and industry journals and newsletters. He has also authored several chapters in the Legal Manual for Physicians that was published by the New York State Bar Association in conjunction with the Medical Society of the State of New York, and is a contributing author of “The Biggest Legal Mistakes Physicians Make and How to Avoid Them.” Mr. Formato was designated as a New York Super Lawyer in 2013, a distinction earned by only 5% of the lawyers in the NY metro area. In addition, Long Island Business News recently selected him as a recipient of the Leadership in Law Awards as Partner.
He received a J.D., cum laude, from Albany Law School and a B.A., cum laude, from the State University of New York at Albany. Active in legal and professional associations, Mr. Formato is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the New York State Bar Association's Health Law Section, and the Nassau County Bar Association's Hospital and Health Law Committee. He also served as Chairman of the Health and Hospital Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association, and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Health Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.
Areas of Practice
- Corporate Compliance Programs for Health Care Providers
- Fraud and Abuse
- Survey Certification and Enforcement
- Managed Care Agreements
- Employment, Shareholder and Partnership Agreements
- Affiliation Agreements
- Buy/Sell Agreements
- Real Estate
- General Business/Corporate
- New York
- Albany Law School Union University,Albany,New York
- J.D.(Cum Laude)
- State University of New York,Albany,New York
- B.A.(Cum Laude)
Honors and Awards
- New York Super Lawyer,2013
- Leadership in Law Awards
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Health Lawyers Association,Member
- New York State Bar Association, Health Law Section,Member
- Nassau County Bar Association,Chairman, Health and Hospital Committee