George H. Kendal

Firm: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Location: Florham Park - NJ

  • 600 Campus Dr
    Florham Park, New Jersey 07932-1047
  • Tel : (973) 549-7070
  • Fax : (973) 360-9831

George H. Kendall has represented clients in the health care industry including hospitals and hospital systems, home health agencies, physician groups, pharmaceutical, medical device and medical equipment companies for over 30 years. His experience includes hospital-physician alignment, governance and compliance, tax exemption, accountable care, reimbursement and medical staff matters.

George advises health care organizations with respect to mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and restructurings, as well as structuring joint ventures in accordance with state and federal self-referral laws, tax laws and other applicable statutes and regulations. He also represents providers in connection with governmental and internal investigations, including fraud and abuse, EMTALA, licensure and other matters.

George is a frequent speaker on health business and legal issues, including governance and compliance, accountable care, physician-hospital joint ventures, fraud and abuse and many other topics. He has made presentations to the New Jersey Hospital Association, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, the American Health Lawyers Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, hospital boards and medical staffs and many other groups. He has also written on health care topics, including defending governmental investigations, fraud and abuse, telemedicine, and the New Jersey Community Health Care Assets Protection Act.

George has been ranked by Chambers and Partners for the past 11 years. Chambers has recognized him for his commitment to client service, which is demonstrated through many long-standing client relationships. Clients also praise George for his in-depth knowledge of the laws and regulations affecting hospitals and health systems and the health care industry as a whole.

George served as special counsel to the New Jersey Pension and Health Benefit Study Commission. The Commission was established by former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and issued several reports containing detailed recommendations to reform the State of New Jersey’s public employee pension and health benefits system to make it affordable and sustainable.

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Drinker Biddle is a national, full-service law firm providing litigation, regulatory and business solutions to public and private corporations, multinational Fortune 100 companies and start-ups. Since 1849, we have built a reputation for outstanding legal results and a sophisticated, forward-thinking approach to every client engagement.

Our nearly 575 lawyers across 12 offices combine a comprehensive range of legal services with significant national roles in industries, including—but not limited to— education, financial services, health care, insurance, pharma and life sciences, and retail. Through deep industry knowledge and a commitment to excellence, clients can rely on us to deliver the counsel and insight needed to win complex class actions, close billion-dollar transactions and stay ahead of ever-changing regulations.