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954.764.7060
954.761.8135
lperling@broadandcassel.com

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Focus Areas:

Health Law
White Collar Criminal and Civil Fraud Defense

Practice Areas:

Health Law
White Collar Defense and Compliance

Accreditations and Certifications:

Health Care Compliance (HCC)
Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)
Health Law
The Florida Bar

Industries Served:

Healthcare
Pharmaceuticals
Hospitals
Physicians & Physician Groups
Physicians & Physician Groups

Bar Membership:

Florida, 1994

Courts:

U.S. District Court, Central District of Florida

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida

U.S. District Court, Northern, Central, and Southern District of Florida

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

United States Supreme Court

Education:

University of Miami School of Law
Coral Gables, Florida, 1994
J.D., Juris Doctor, magna cum laude

Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia, 1980
M.H.A., Master of Health Administration

Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia, 1976
B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Affiliations:

The Florida Bar
Member and Past Chair, Health Law Section; Member and Past Chair, Health Law Certification Committee
American Bar Association
Member, Health Law Section
American Health Lawyers Association
Member

Lester J. Perling P.A.

Partner
Fort Lauderdale   

Mr. Lester J. Perling is a Partner in the Fort Lauderdale office of Broad and Cassel. He is a member of the Firm's Health Law and White Collar Defense and Compliance Practice Groups.

  • Mr. Perling is a board-certified health law attorney with extensive experience as a health care executive. He holds a master’s degree in Health Care Administration. He has had significant experience with Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and fraud and abuse issues, privacy of health care information (HIPAA), federal and state administrative proceedings, provider operations issues, corporate compliance programs, physician credentialing, transactions between health care providers, and related matters for health care providers.
  • Mr. Perling had more than 10 years of experience as a health care executive. He held various administrative positions, including Chief Executive Officer, with investor-owned and community hospitals of all types.
  • Mr. Perling is a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Florida Atlantic University and teaches health law in its Health Care MBA program. Mr. Perling has also taught courses at Florida Atlantic University and Nova Southeastern University, School of Business and Entrepreneurship in provider group practice dynamics, fraud and abuse, and risk management.
  • He is a frequent national author and lecturer on various health law and health management topics. Mr. Perling’s many published works include: "Medicare Claims Appeals Process Handbook," a step by step guide to the appeals process published by Aspen Publishers; "Overview of the Medicare Parts A & B Claims Appeal Process" Chapter in 2009 Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement Update published by Aspen Publishing and edited by Andrew D. Ruskin; and “Health Care: Whistleblowers Get More Power” article in a June 2009 issue of the National Law Journal.
  • Mr. Perling was recognized with an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell, the agency's highest mark for both competency and ethics and is achieved by only 5 percent of attorneys. Mr. Perling was also designated a "Florida Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine for twelve consecutive years, recognized in 2006-2017 by Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers in Healthcare, recognized in 2008-2017 by the top legal guide "The Best Lawyers in America," published by Woodward and White and designated a 2009, 2010 and 2011 "Legal Elite" by Florida Trend magazine. He was named the Best Lawyers 2014 Miami Health Care Law "Lawyer of the Year." He is Past Chair of The Florida Bar’s Health Law Section and Health Law Certification Committee.

Honors and Awards

  • Named Best Lawyers 2016 Fort Lauderdale Health Care Law "Lawyer of the Year" 
  • Designated "Florida Legal Elite" in Florida Trend Magazine, 2009 , 2010 and 2011 
  • Recognized in "The Best Lawyers in America®" for appellate law, 2008 and 2009, and health care law, 2010-2017 
  • Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers - Healthcare attorney, 2006 - 2017 
  • "Florida Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine, 2006 - 2017 
  • Achieved AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell 
  • Named a "Top Lawyer" by the South Florida Legal Guide 
  • Named Best Lawyers 2014 Miami Health Care Law "Lawyer of the Year" 

Publications

  • Packaged deals and Letters of Protection: Fraud and abuse implications
    Compliance Today
    January 2015
  • Overview of the Medicare Parts A & B Claims Appeal Process
    2009 Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement Update
    2009
  • Health Care: Whistleblowers Get More Power
    National Law Journal
    6/8/2009

  • Medicare Claims Appeals Process Handbook
    June, 2008
  • "Using Statistical Sampling to Challenge Medicare Overpayments and to Assist Compliance Efforts," in Monitoring and Auditing Practices for Effective Compliance
    John Steiner, Sr., Ed., Health Law Compliance Association
    In Press
  • "Regulations Against Self-referral are Facing Overhaul"
    The Business Journal
    February 9-15, 2001
  • "New Sampling Guidelines. Will challenging Overpayments be Tougher"
    BNA's Medicare Report
    January 26, 2001
  • Statistical Sampling in the Medicare Program: Challenging its Use
    with Michael D. Intriligator, Ph.D., American Health Lawyers Association
    2001
  • "The Stark Law: Enforcement May be Just Around the Corner"
    Health Care Fraud and Abuse Newsletter, Leader Publications
    November 2000
  • Statistical Sampling in Medicare and Medicaid Overpayment Cases: A Defense Worth Pursuing
    Dennis Barry's Reimbursement Advisor, Aspen Publishing
    August, 2000
  • Gainsharing: A Concept Whose Time Has Come?
    Health Care Law Monthly
    May, 1999
  • Challenges Facing Hospital-Owned Physician Practices Under the DRG Three-Day Payment Window
    Report on Medicare Compliance, Atlantic Information Services, Inc.
    June 30, 1997
  • "Corporate Compliance Programs
    Legaletter, Florida Hospital Association
    December 11, 1995
  • Health Care Advance Directives: Implications for Florida Mental Health Patients
    48 University of Miami Law Review 193
    1993

Press Releases

Date

Press Release

6/20/2017

38 Broad and Cassel Attorneys Named Florida Super Lawyers, Nine Honored as Rising Stars

6/17/2017

Broad and Cassel Health Law Practice Achieves Band One Ranking in Chambers USA 2017

5/27/2017

24 Broad and Cassel Attorneys Named to Chambers USA 2017

12/16/2016

Broad and Cassel Honored as a 2017 Top Law Firm: Guide honors 18 firm attorneys

8/16/2016

45 Broad and Cassel Attorneys Named 2017 Best Lawyers® in America, Four Selected as Lawyers of the Year