ABOUT THE FIRM
In 2015, Attorney Gina Campanella founded Campanella Law Office, LLC. The Firm is inspired by a lifetime of experience growing up in a family that ran a small business/health care facility. It was established with the single purpose of assisting both health care professionals and small business owners with their daily transactional needs and it did not take long to build a national reputation for achieving unparalleled results.
The Firm consists of Ms. Campanella as well as an incredible panel of “Of Counsel” attorneys and Consultants. With over a decade of exclusive experience in business, health care and real estate law, this boutique office is passionate about its work and fully equipped to provide its clients with a variety of services throughout New Jersey, New York, Vermont and Pennsylvania.
Gina L. Campanella, Esq., FACHE
Ms. Campanella is a nationally respected specialist who dedicates herself to educating professionals on issues of business transactions and regulatory compliance. She focuses her practice on business law, health care regulatory and transactional matters, and residential and commercial real estate. She has extensive experience assisting clients with transactional services and regulatory compliance consulting and has provided general counsel services to small and large businesses, medical practices, professional societies and real estate clients alike.
- Seton Hall University, Masters in Healthcare Administration, Magna Cum Laude, 2012
- Seton Hall Law, Juris Doctor, 2005
- Union College, BA, History, 2002
- HIPAA Academy Certified HIPAA Administrator
- Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives, 2017
- State Bar of New Jersey, 2006
- United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2006
- State Bar of New York, 2013
- District of Columbia, 2013
- State Bar of Pennsylvania, 2017
- State Bar of Vermont, 2018
- Wyckoff-Midland Park Rotary (President, 2022-Present)
- American College of Healthcare Executives (New Jersey Chapter)
- American Bar Association (Business Law Section)
- American Health Lawyers Association
- Greater Bergen Association of Realtors (Affiliate)
- New Jersey Super LawyersTM , 2022
- New Jersey Super LawyersTM Rising Star (2014-2015 & 2017-2020)*
- AVVO “Clients’ Choice Attorney” (2016-2022) with an AVVO rating of “10 out of 10”.*
- Top 100 Attorneys 2022 – The Top 100 Magazine
- “Best of Bergen” Attorney in Healthcare by Bergen Magazine (2017-2019)
- “Best Business Attorney” in Business by SJBiz Magazine (2020)
- “Awesome Attorney” in Business by South Jersey Magazine (2019)
Volunteer Work & Activities
- Seton Hall University School of Health and Medical Sciences, Adjunct Professor
- Seton Hall University, President’s Advisory Board, Member
- Pro Bono Partnership, Volunteer Attorney, 2015-present
- Union College Alumni, Volunteer, 2002-present
Nima Ashtyani, Esq., LL.M.
Nima specializes in litigation, mediation, and arbitration with a focus towards elder law and estate administration matters. He also assists clients with estate planning matters, including long-term care planning and Medicaid crisis planning. He is a Graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from Rutgers University. He served as a criminal law clerk for the Honorable Patrick J. Roma, J.S.C. for the 2012-2013 judicial term and earned an LL.M. in Dispute Resolution from the prestigious Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute.
Bar Admissions: New Jersey, New York, & California (inactive)
Contact: Nima Ashtyani, Esq., LLM
Mark R. Faro, Esq.
Mark is a trial attorney who has been practicing law in New Jersey since 2009. His areas of practice include personal injury, commercial litigation, Chancery Court litigation, and Municipal Court. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey and the United States District Court, District of New Jersey. Mark graduated Magna Cum Laude from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2009 and received his B.A. degree from Seton Hall in 1999. Prior to becoming an attorney, he spent multiple years as a reporter and editor covering finance in New York.
Bar Admission: New Jersey & US District Court for the District of New Jersey
Contact: Mark R. Faro, Esq.
Cristina N. Hyde, J.D.
Cristina has turned her career toward writing and editing after an accomplished practice in commercial litigation and education law. She assists the firm with an array of editorial services and also provides content for our blog, marketing, newsletter, and third-party publications. Cristina has been a Contributing Editor for Jury Verdict Review & Analysis for over a decade. She believes that the ability to communicate effectively through writing is one of the most important skills a person can develop and she enjoys the linguistic challenges posed by a writing intensive career.
Bar Admissions: New York (retired), New Jersey (retired), & Ohio (inactive)
Contact: Cristina N. Hyde, J.D.
Nikitas Moustakas, Esq., MBA, LL.M.
Nick focuses his practice on corporate and business counseling, health care, hospital, practice group and physician representation, trademark application, outside general counsel, information technology and other transactional business representation. He provides exceptional complex transactional business services for corporate and business clients of all sizes. His experience representing healthcare, corporate, business, and individual clients includes guidance with contract preparation, review, and negotiation, business transactional law, and real estate/business acquisitions and sales, as well as corporate entity selection, operating agreements, buy-sell agreements, employee and labor matters, trademark matters and assistance with succession planning. Nick also has extensive experience representing community and homeowners associations.
Bar Admissions: New Jersey & New York
Contact: Nikitas Moustakas, Esq., MBA, LLM
Douglas M. Nelson, Esq.
Doug assists clients ranging from individuals and startups to hospital systems and publicly traded institutions. His practice includes corporate and business counseling, transactional health care, trademark application, outside general counsel, information technology, and other transactional business representation. Doug also litigates estate, trust, fiduciary, and guardianship matters, including inheritance disputes and contested guardianships before New Jersey and Pennsylvania probate and orphans’ courts.
Bar Admissions: New Jersey & Pennsylvania
Contact: Douglas M. Nelson, Esq.
Jason Santarcangelo, Esq.
Jason practices general commercial litigation. His experience includes matters related to insurance fraud, health care law and personal injury as well as matters relating to vacant and abandoned properties. He also assists clients with arbitration, ERISA matters, and credentialing. In addition, he has experience with complex transactional services involving all aspects of contract negotiations including partnerships, commercial leases, business agreements, employment agreements and independent contractor and subcontractor agreements.
Bar Admissions: New Jersey & New York
Contact: Jason Santarcangelo, Esq.
Nicholas A. Stratton, Esq.
Nick brings a background in litigation to the firm’s Residential Real Estate, Elder Law, and Estate Planning practice. He has represented hundreds of individuals in consumer rights litigation, family and estate matters, and real estate transactions. Additionally, Nick is an active participant in Bergen County’s Alternatives to Domestic Violence Program providing free representation to victims of domestic violence in Bergen County. Nick earned his Law Degree from Seton Hall University School of Law and his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Operations Management from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Bar Admissions: New Jersey, New York
Contact: Nicholas A. Stratton, Esq.
Karen S. Wachs, Esq.
Karen represents medical practices and practitioners and small business clients as a litigator as well as a transactional attorney, including healthcare, ERISA, commercial real estate and business matters. Karen possesses a unique perspective practicing law and assisting clients based on combination of skills as a litigator and transactional attorney. Her practice also includes detailed familiarity with FDCPA and state consumer fraud issues, company formations, contract review, and the preparing of related documents including corporate by-laws, operating agreements, and buy-sell agreements. Karen’s commercial real estate experience includes purchase and sale of properties as well as lease preparation, review and negotiation, and zoning applications.
Bar Admissions: New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania & District of Columbia
Contact: Karen S. Wachs, Esq.
James S. Wulach, PhD., J.D.
James is a licensed clinical psychologist and attorney who provides legal consultation and supervision to psychologists and other mental health professionals. He also serves as a Full Professor of Psychology and as the Director of the Postdoctoral Certificate Program in Forensic Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY. Dr. Wulach focuses his legal practice on State Board regulatory compliance for psychologists and other licensed therapists as well at representation of professionals before such boards.
Bar Admissions: New Jersey
Contact: James S. Wulach, Ph.D, J.D.
Go Healthcare, LLC
Go Healthcare, LLC, one of the Leaders in Revenue Cycle Management, has over 15 years of experience in the billing, coding and medical practice consultant arena. Their skilled team of billing and coding professionals focus their time, energy and support on maximizing reimbursement, maintaining compliance and shifting the focus back to where it really belongs, quality patient care. Some of the services available include; credentialing and credentialing review, contracting review and fee schedule analysis and negotiation, provider enrollment, internal compliance review and billing review, mock audit and review/remedy, coding accuracy review, denial and rejection management, appeals and audit services.
Contact: Our RCM Partner
The Garlick Group
Cyber Security issues are becoming a day-to-day struggle for businesses, particularly for health care covered entities and business associates who must be HIPAA compliant. Recent studies reveal huge increases in hacked and breached data from common workplace sources. Cyber criminals can cause expensive damage to your hard-earned business and result in major HIPAA fines and penalties. The Garlick Group provides cyber security services to ensure protection of your most important asset, your business.
Contact: The Garlick Group
Nelsonology is a managed technology services provider specializing in small & medium businesses. Because of their size, small and medium sized businesses often can not find the quality technical support they require. Companies that service the small business market are frequently guilty of poorly trained staff, unresponsiveness, or improperly resolving long-standing issues. Nelsonology was created specifically to address these problems. To ensure the best possible service and believe in four key concepts: availability, responsiveness, planning for the worst, and outstanding customer service.
Shah Total Planning LLC
How you spend your retirement can be impacted by your investment strategy, as well as the financial decisions you make during your lifetime. What you want to accomplish with your finances during your life is necessarily related to the legacy you want to leave behind. Because all of these areas rely on masterful coordination, an integrated solution increases your likelihood of success. Shah Total Planning is your One-stop shop for Investment, Tax, Estate, Retirement & Business planning. Let our in-house Certified Financial Planners™, Investment Advisors, Estate Planning Attorneys & Tax Lawyers design, build and protect a purposeful plan for Your Life & Your Legacy™.
Contact: Shah Total Planning
Simon’s Agency – Collections Services
Simon’s Agency, Inc. has a proven 50-year track record of client satisfaction by leveraging state-of-the-art technology, one-on-one client relations and the vast experience of its management team and multi-lingual collections staff to recover clients’ outstanding receivables. They understand the importance of good bedside manners when it comes to collections and execute with firm, yet compassionate, language and tact. As a leader in debt recovery solutions for five decades, Simon’s offers an unparalleled understanding of the tools and techniques required to deliver superior results to clients and consumers alike. Simon’s offers a full array of debt collection services from early-out and self-pay models to traditional collections, credit reporting and litigation. With the tools, management and training that Simon’s Agency has in place, they are built to scale and have the flexibility to amplify operations to meet the changing demands of the industry and the clients they serve.
Contact: Our Collections Partner