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  • Commentators remark: “His understanding of capital financing is very impressive,” with one interviewee reporting: “He is in his own class in his specialism. There is nobody else with that degree of expertise.” - Chambers USA

    Scott Kobler is lauded for his expertise in complex tax-exempt financing arrangements in the healthcare sector. According to a client he is “the most content-rich bond counsel I have ever seen and I wouldn't go anywhere else.” - Chambers USA

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
    5.0 out of 5

Education

  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1982
  • A.B., Princeton University, 1978

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Memberships & Affiliations

Public Media NJ, Inc. (NJTV), Trustee and Member of Executive Committee, 2012 to present

New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Member of Board of Directors, 2017 to present

Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB), Trustee, 2019 to present

New Jersey Public Broadcasting Authority, Chair and Member of the Executive Committee, 1992 to 1994, 2004 to 2008; Commissioner, 1991 to 1998, 2002 to 2010

New Jersey Network Foundation, Trustee, 1993 to 2012, Secretary of the Board, Member of the Executive Committee, Recipient of  Chairman’s Award, 1999, and Award for Service, 2003

New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Development Commission, Commissioner, ex officio, 1992 to 1994, 2004 to 2008

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Executive Committee, 1996 to 2014; Trustee, 1995 to 2016; Recipient of Betty McAllister Award for Volunteerism, 2003

Newark Alliance, Trustee, 2009 to present

The Morris Museum, Trustee, 2007 to 2011

Essex Fells Board of Education, 2001 to 2003; President, 2002 to 2003

Leadership New Jersey, a Program of The Partnership for New Jersey, Leadership Fellow, Class of 1995

American Health Lawyers Association; National Association of Bond Lawyers; American (Health Law Section), New Jersey (Health Law Section) and Essex County Bar Associations

Scott A. Kobler

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  • T: 973.639.2019
    F: 973.297.3708
    • Four Gateway Center
      100 Mulberry St.
      Newark, NJ 07102

Scott Kobler joined the firm in 1982 and its partnership in 1989 and for many years was a member of its Executive Committee. For more than 35 years, he has participated in New Jersey’s largest and most complex healthcare transactions, focusing on mergers and acquisitions and capital financings, representing lenders and acute, subacute and specialized lay and faith-based providers. His practice extends beyond the State and into the higher education, housing and non-profit sectors.

For over 25 years, Scott has served on the boards operating New Jersey’s public television system, first on the New Jersey Public Broadcasting Authority (NJN), where he served as chair under five Governors. He currently is the Chair of Public Media New Jersey (NJTV), an affiliate of WNET/Channel 13. He is a trustee of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the Newark Alliance, and the Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB), an international, faith-based NGO providing long-term, co-operative, medical and development aid to communities affected by poverty and unequal access to healthcare. For more than 20 years, Scott was a board and Executive Committee member of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and was elected a Life Trustee. He supports the work of Integrity House, the nationally-recognized non-profit substance use disorder treatment center, where he is a past honoree and a member of its President’s Council.

He holds an A.B. from Princeton University (Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs), attended Princeton’s Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, and graduated with a J.D. from the Boston University School of Law. He was a member of Princeton’s Alumni Council, as chair of its Committee on Young Alumni and Undergraduates.

Scott has been recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyer for every year of its compilation (2005 through 2019) and is acknowledged by Chambers USA as one of its Healthcare “Leaders in Their Field” for 2008 through 2019. He was named to the “Power 50 in Healthcare” by NJBIZ and as a ROI-NJ “Health Care Influencer”. NJBIZ in also named him among the “50 Most Powerful Nonprofit Board Members in New Jersey”. No aspect of these advertisements have been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. See Awards Methodology.

He is the Treasurer of the Booker for Senate campaign.

Representative Matters

Bond Counsel
Bond Counsel for over $1 billion of tax-exempt financings issued over 20 years for New Jersey continuing care retirement communities situated in Bridgewater, Morristown, Riverdale, Tinton Falls, Liberty Corner, Newton, West Caldwell, Freehold, Cherry Hill, Moorestown, Denville, Whiting, Medford, Hightstown, Monroe, Montgomery and Maplewood. Serve on financings for all of the New Jersey's major subacute providers.
Bond, bank, underwriters' and provider counsel for billions of dollars of debt, financing facilities providing thousands of acute care beds for many of New Jersey's largest providers.
Bond counsel for the financing of hundreds of units in assisted living facilities throughout the State of New Jersey.
Counsel to museum in connection with the donation of a unique collection of musical instruments and automated items and the financing of an addition.
HEALTHCARE COUNSEL
Transfer of Medical and Dental Schools into State University
Served as principal outside transactional counsel for transfer of all rights to certain schools, institutes and centers of health sciences university to a state, in connection with legislative and statutory issues, debt obligation analyses, contract law analyses, tax analyses, non-profit, charitable organization issues, and due diligence production and analyses, in addition to counselling the governing boards as well as day-to-day collaboration with the Office of the General Counsel.  The transaction represented the most complex higher education and health care reorganization ever undertaken within the State of New Jersey and among those nationally.

Speaking

10/10/14
New Jersey Healthcare Financial Management Association
01/31/14
2014 Annual Redevelopment Law Institute
11/19/13
09/10/13
New Jersey Hospital Association CLE for Hospital and Health System In-house Counsel