With a combined 30 years of exclusive experience in the dynamic field of healthcare law, Ms. Nan Gallagher and Ms. Gina Campanella understand the unique needs and concerns of the healthcare industry.

Their team of 9 attorneys with a diverse spectrum of areas of practice invokes a dynamic and collaborative approach to the healthcare client experience.

Gallagher Campanella LLC provides comprehensive care to a wide range of healthcare clients in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont.


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Kathleen Adams

Gallagher Campanella LLC has complemented its battery of advisory services with MD Practice Partner Healthcare Consultants as its Healthcare Operations Advisors.  Kathleen Adams is Founder and CEO of MD Practice Partner, a national healthcare consulting firm. Her team is recognized for their approach to delivering a wide spectrum of services in an ever-changing healthcare market.  MD Practice Partner prides itself on its unique method of tailoring its services to the specific needs of each client. With prolific experience across numerous specialties, the firm has been successfully launching, strengthening and growing practices since 2004.

Contact: Kathleen Adams

Elizabeth L. Bancroft, Esq.

Elizabeth L. Bancroft brings to the firm a diverse legal background.   Originally a local government and redevelopment attorney, Elizabeth transitioned to a practice that included commercial and residential real estate transactions, short sale negotiations, consumer bankruptcy, landlord-tenant matters, and property tax appeals.  Additionally, she has experience researching and drafting complex legal arguments for litigations, as well as negotiating and drafting contracts on behalf of consumer and commercial clients. As part of the firm’s litigation, administrative and transactional departments, Elizabeth works side by side with Ms. Gallagher and Ms. Campanella to ensure a very hands-on and collaborative approach for all of our physician clientele. Elizabeth is admitted to practice in New Jersey, Maine and Massachusetts.

Contact: Elizabeth L. Bancroft

Todd Gieger, Esq.

Todd, who has formed a strategic alliance with the Firm to handle all of our medical collections matters, is in his 31st year in the collection business. And as a licensed and bonded Private Investigator through The NJ State Police, Mr. Gieger brings an enhanced dynamic to locating debtors and finding assets to pay debts. From “kept checks”, to coinsurances and copayments, to billed balances, if your patients owe your practice money, he provides exceptional services with proven results to collect.

Bar Admissions: New Jersey
Contact: Todd Geiger

Nikitas Moustakas, Esq.

Nikitas’ practice focuses on corporate and business counseling, healthcare, hospital, practice group and physicians representation, trademark application, outside general counsel, information technology and other transactional business representation. Nick provides exceptional complex transactional business services for corporate and business clients of all sizes.

Bar Admissions: New Jersey
Contact: Nikitas Moustakas

Douglas M. Nelson, Esq.

Doug’s practice includes corporate and business counseling, transactional healthcare, trademark application, outside general counsel, information technology, and other transactional business representation, for clients ranging from individuals and start ups to hospital systems and publicly traded institutions. Mr. Nelson also litigates estate, trust, fiduciary, and guardianship matters, including will challenges and contested guardianships before New Jersey and Pennsylvania probate and orphans’ courts.

Bar Admissions: New Jersey, Pennsylvania
Contact: Douglas M. Nelson

Bonny Rafel, Esq.

Ms. Rafel and her staff are known for their experience, knowledge of the law, compassion, and tireless advocacy for their clients.  With her talented team of nurse, finance and career paralegals, Ms. Rafel manages every detail of each case and guides her clients through the process to obtain the disability benefits they deserve.  She regularly meets with clients to review their policies, track their medical conditions and occupational demands to strategize the best method of optimizing the claims under the group and individual contracts. She appeals the wrongful denial of benefits both at the administrative appeal level and in litigation.

Contact: Bonny Rafel

Jason Santarcangelo, Esq.

As part of the firm’s Litigation Department, Jason’s practice focuses on a vast array of civil matters including litigation, arbitration, ERISA, and credentialing, covering a broad range of issues such as contract, general commercial litigation, insurance fraud, healthcare, personal injury and vacant and abandoned property.  He develops strategies for all client matters discerning legal claims and defenses necessary for the successful resolution without irrelevant discovery and unnecessary motion practice. Jason also represents our clients providing complex transactional services involving all aspects of contract negotiation including partnerships, business agreements, commercial leases and subcontractor, independent contractors and employment agreements.

Bar Admissions: New Jersey, New York

Contact: Jason Santarcangelo

Neel Shah, Esq.

Neel’s practice is focused on helping individuals involved in health care, their families & their practices/businesses to protect their wealth and their legacy for themselves, as well as current and future generations. He uses his skill set to foresee, analyze and implement practice-succession/business-succession techniques for his corporate and individual clients as they initiate different stages of their lives.

Bar Admissions: New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and District of Columbia
Contact: Neel Shah

Karen S. Wachs, Esq.

Karen practices as both a healthcare and commercial litigator and a transactional attorney. Her practice focus ranges from healthcare and ERISA representing medical practitioners, commercial litigation, real estate and business matters and condominium law. She is also very familiar with FDCPA and state consumer fraud issues. Business representation includes company formations, and the preparing of related documents including corporate by-laws, operating agreements and buy-sell agreements. Her commercial real estate experience includes purchase and sale of properties as well as lease preparation, review and negotiation

Bar Admissions: New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and District of Columbia
Contact: Karen S. Wachs


In The News

Dr. Christian Robertozzi Honored At The 2019 APMA House of Delegates

Gallagher Campanella LLC, General Counsel to the New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society, would like to congratulate Dr. Christian Robertozzi as he was recognized with the Distinguished Service Citation at the 2019 APMA House of Delegates. According to the APMA website, “APMA Past President Christian Robertozzi, DPM, is the winner of the Distinguished Service Citation. APMA…

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