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The law practices of Mr. Cifaldi and Mr. Poondi include a special emphasis in the area of pharmacy law. They have represented independent pharmacists, retail chains, wholesalers, hospitals, and pharmacy technicians. Their work includes representing pharmacists and pharmacies before the New Jersey Board of Pharmacy, New Jersey Medicaid, Medicare, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and many other regulatory agencies as well as third party insurance companies. Additionally, Mr. Cifaldi and Mr. Poondi provide guidance on the regulatory responsibilities associated with the sale and purchase of pharmacies.

Mr. Cifaldi has practiced pharmacy law for over 25 years. He is a registered pharmacist in the State of New Jersey. Mr. Cifaldi is also the attorney for the New Jersey Pharmaceutical Association and the Garden State Pharmacy Owners Association. In addition to his work with the firm, Mr. Cifaldi has been an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Law at Ernest Mario (Rutgers) School of Pharmacy since 1986.

Mr. Poondi is also a registered pharmacist in the State of New Jersey, completing the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Rutgers University. Mr. Poondi is an adviser to the Indian Pharmacists Association and is a guest lecturer at the Ernest Mario (Rutgers) School of Pharmacy. Both Mr. Cifaldi and Mr. Poondi regularly give continuing education seminars relating to important pharmaceutical legal issues for programs sponsored by academic institutions, professional organizations, and retail chains.

A few of the many services provided:

  • New Jersey Board of Pharmacy Hearings
  • Sale/Purchase of Pharmacy
  • Licensing Issues
  • Medicaid/3rd Party Audits
  • Mail Order Pharmacies
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • DEA Regulatory Compliance/Hearings
  • Defend against Medicare/Medicaid Fraud Allegations


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Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:

Here Comes the Sunshine Act
Grace D. Mack, August 25, 2014
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a guide for physicians to prepare for the Dispute Resolution period of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act. The CMS guide is available on the CMS Open Payments website CMS announced "mid-July"...

OIG Issues “Special Fraud Alert” on Lab Payments for Specimen Processing and Data Registry
Grace D. Mack, August 25, 2014
On June 25, 2014, the OIG issued a Special Fraud Alert addressing compensation paid by laboratories to referring physicians. This Special Fraud Alert supplements prior OIG guidance which emphasizes that providing free or below-market goods or services to a physician who is a source of referrals, or...

New Jersey Healthcare Regulatory Update
Angelo J. Cifaldi,Gordon J. Golum,Peter A. Greenbaum,Douglas Watson Lubic,Michael F. Schaff, April 23, 2014
As a service to our healthcare clients, the following is provided as a brief summary of regulatory changes published in the New Jersey Register during March 2014. This summary is provided for informational purposes only and the reader is urged to review the entire text of the changes as such...