McCarter partners Susan Feeney and Scott Kobler have been named to the NJBIZ “Health Care Power 50” list. The publication said:
Scott Kobler has been an integral part of New Jersey’s health care M&A world for more than three decades. “He’s the Obi Wan Kenobe of health care deals,” said a person in the know. “He’s the one everyone goes to when the question isn’t easily solved.” New Jersey health care M&A activity and the development of hospitals and other health care facilities goes through Kobler. A partner at McCarter & English in Newark, he’s had his hands in some of the state’s most complex health care transactions.
Susan Feeney is a leading attorney statewide representing hospitals and other health care facilities in property tax disputes. Her work has helped create a New Jersey property taxation landscape that allows hospitals, health care systems and other entities to operate cost-effectively and efficiently. She routinely litigates property tax appeals, including her representation of Hunterdon Medical Center before the state Supreme Court in a case against the Township of Readington, which resulted in a ruling that under the state’s property tax exemption statute, any medical or diagnostic service a hospital patient may require constitutes a core “hospital purpose” and that when an off-site facility provides such services, tax exemption requires an evaluation of the degree to which its activities are integrated with a hospital and supervised by hospital personnel.