About Our Firm

Firm Background

Kern Augustine Conroy & Schoppmann, P.C. has been representing physicians and other healthcare professionals for over twenty-five years. Kern Augustine, in association with its affiliate, Augustine Kern & Levens, form one of the nation’s largest Healthcare Law Firms devoted predominantly to the needs of physicians and other healthcare professionals. Together they have represented physicians throughout the United States.

Kern Augustine provides the Physician Advocacy Program® to thousands of New Jersey physicians, and to thousands more who are members of the medical Society of the State of New York. Through this program, participating physicians are assured expert legal assistance, at no additional cost, in the event of investigation by the State Board of Medical Examiners, OPMC, Medicare, Medicaid, the Department of Insurance and other regulatory agencies.

Kern Augustine also acts as General Counsel to numerous specialty and county medical societies throughout the nation. It also represents many hospital medical staffs. The firm has also been awarded Martindale-Hubbell's highest and most coveted rating of AV, meaning that they have rated the firm's legal ability as very high to pre-eminent and its general ethics as very high. Martindale-Hubbell is the nation's foremost attorney rating service and bases its ratings on carefully conducted investigations and peer review.

Kern Augustine not only provides representation to physicians before State and Federal regulatory agencies and in hospital privileges disputes, it also offers a full range of Healthcare law services including representation of physicians in commercial, contractual and transactional matters, regulatory compliance, employer-employee relationships, tax and pension issues, asset protection, disputes with managed care companies, and criminal and general litigation.

The firm also provides comprehensive services to meet the demands of the OIG Small Physicians Practice Compliance Guidance and HIPAA regulations.

In matters of business and group formation, Kern Augustine is at the cutting edge, working closely with physicians and the financial community, to create physician-owned and controlled practice entities, capable of assuring their independence and financial well-being for the long term.

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Firm Culture

Going Green

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At Kern Augustine, we believe it is important to continuously strive toward building a culture of social responsibility and leadership – going beyond our defense of physicians and healthcare providers.

Pro Bono

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As a core value of the firm, Kern Augustine is not only deeply committed to providing much needed and critically important legal services “pro bono” to not-for-profit entities such as medical societies or associations but to also providing financial aid and contribution support to charitable organizations throughout our community for a variety of efforts and worthwhile initiatives.

Giving Back

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Kern Augustine has worked with many local charities. Click below to see some of the groups we have supported.

PHYSICIAN ADVOCACY

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Members enjoy peace of mind knowing that they have reputable counsel available whenever a government inquiry arises.
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