507 Plum St., Suite 310,
Syracuse, New York 13204
315-671-6000

Professional License Defense

An investigation by the New York Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC), in the case of physicians and physician assistants, or the New York Education Department Office of Professional Discipline (OPD), in the case of other licensed professionals, can be one of the most stressful events that a professional may experience. We understand that and will be with you throughout every phase of the process.

Cohen Compagni Beckman Appler & Knoll, PLLC (CCBLaw) attorneys are experienced in representing New York professionals in the investigatory and disciplinary process. We have represented professionals in countless investigations and administrative hearings. If discipline is inevitable, we are experienced in negotiating the most favorable terms with prosecutors representing OPD or the Board for Professional Medical Conduct (BPMC). Also, our representation does not end with discipline. We know the effects a discipline will have with third party payors and will continue to represent you in minimizing the collateral damage caused by such a discipline. We are proud that our clients remain with us for years afterwards and can report that the majority have returned to full and rewarding careers following a discipline by BPMC or OPD.

We are also experienced in representing physicians and other healthcare professionals facing investigations and possible medical privilege actions brought by hospitals. Our lawyers have negotiated favorable resolutions of disputes with hospital administration and Medical Executive Committees (MEC) and have represented physicians at Fair Hearings and in appellate review. There are strict timetables and limited rights involved in hospital disputes, so we believe it is essential to consult with counsel early in the process.

Facing an investigation and potential discipline is difficult. But you need not face it alone. If you wish to discuss this with one of our attorneys, please do not hesitate to contact us.

An Experienced Team Committed to Our Clients CCBLaw attorneys are committed to providing personalized attention to our clients. No situation is the same, and nowhere is that more true than in licensing and credentialing issues. Our attorneys are responsive and readily available virtually 24/7. Although we are located in Central New York, our attorneys travel to clients’ and State offices throughout New York State. CCBLaw attorneys have acted as counsel on challenging and complex licensing matters. The attorneys at CCBLaw are regarded for their knowledge and experience in these complex matters. CCBLaw attorneys have both practical knowledge and legal experience enabling them to provide strategic and creative legal solutions for their clients with a commitment to excellence.