Lengea is a law firm focused exclusively on providing world-class legal solutions to healthcare and medical spa companies. The Firm draws on its experience representing companies across the entire healthcare spectrum. Our clients include over 200 medical spas, plastic surgery and dermatology practices, IV hydration businesses, and aesthetic training companies. We frequently make use of the wisdom from our team representing clients with respect to entity formations, scope of practice, mergers and acquisitions, employment law, healthcare compliance, and regulatory issues.
Our team culture cultivates forward thinking, problem solving, and innovation for our healthcare and medical spa clients. We rely on technology and legal skills to enhance efficiency and transparency for our clients.
Our attorneys have over 55 years of corporate and healthcare law experience, including advising and negotiating the opening, growing, and selling of medical practices, medical device companies, software companies, and diagnostic technology companies. Our in-depth understanding of evolving healthcare regulations, use of technology, and team-based culture allows us to quickly understand the objectives of our clients, spot issues of regulatory concern, and develop practical solutions.
Our team regularly advises clients on other matters related to their businesses including real estate, employment, risk management, technology, tax-related strategies, among other daily operational matters.
Our legal team has worked with over 200 healthcare companies and medical spas from inception to sale. We have helped both medical professionals and business professionals start, manage, acquire and sell medical aesthetics and medical technology businesses.
Our Approach and Methodology
Our passion is making our clients’ legal worries disappear. Our team takes a hands-on and practical approach to partner with our clients for success. We always try to help our clients find practical and actionable solutions for their businesses.
Our attorneys identify regulatory, operational, compliance, tax-related, and financial risks to fully educate our clients, giving them an opportunity to adjust their business plan to reflect any hidden risks uncovered during the pre-planning process.
Where We Work
We have represented clients nationwide on transactional and compliance issues. Our attorneys are licensed in several states, including: New York, California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Ohio, Connecticut, and Washington DC.
Sara Shikhman is an Ivy-League trained corporate attorney and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. Shikhman managed the sales, marketing, and legal teams for two high-growth medical aesthetic businesses: Juvly Aesthetics, a medical spa with 12 locations in 5 states and 150+ employees; and Aesthetic Record, a medical software app and electronic medical record servicing over 1,000 aesthetic practices around the country. While at Juvly and Aesthetic Record, Shikhman grew the companies from $4,000 in annual revenue in 2014 to nearly $16,000,000 in annual revenue in 2019. Before this, Shikhman was CEO of BedroomFurnitureDiscounts, an e-commerce company, and grew the company to $13,000,000 in annual revenue in less than 4 years. Shikhman also practiced corporate law at a top law firm in New York and was a professor of business law at Pace University. Shikhman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2006.
Shirin Adelman is a graduate of Princeton University and University of Pennsylvania Law School. She has two decades of legal experience with a focus on healthcare, finance, employment and real estate. Adelman is licensed to practice law in five states in the Northeast and in the Federal courts. Adelman has represented physicians, healthcare providers, Independent Practice Associations (IPAs), management companies, and State Medical Societies on healthcare law. She has provided legal counsel on contracts, employment issues, physician/hospital joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions of health care entities, physician-owned ambulatory surgery center (ASC) formation and shareholder admissions, and has handled licensure, certification, and risk management issues for these entities.
Shelly Shiflet has been admitted to the Florida Bar since 2007 and has spent the last 13 years at a large hospital system in Florida that included over 500 physicians on staff, an inpatient rehab, hospice service, and multiple physician practices. Shelly earned her undergraduate degree from Brevard College in North Carolina, a Masters in Business Administration from Western Carolina University, and her law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law. Ms. Shiflet served in multiple roles including Assistant General Counsel and VP / Chief Compliance Officer. She is well versed in both the business and compliance side of healthcare.
Allison Powell is a graduate of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, where she earned both her Juris Doctor and a Masters in Business Administration. While in school, Allison served as a law clerk for Lengea before accepting a full-time associate position upon passing the Louisiana Bar Exam. Prior to working for Lengea, Allison gained legal experience interning for two large corporations as well as the Louisiana Attorney General’s office. Allison obtained the highest grade in her first year legal writing and research class, going on to serve as a tutor for the next year’s students. She has also participated in her school’s moot court and alternative dispute resolution competitions, taking home Best Buyer Team and Best Contract titles.
Leo Rotenberg has been a licensed California attorney since 2016 and is admitted to practice law in all California courts and in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Prior to becoming an attorney, Rotenberg spent 13 years working in the real estate and mortgage industries. His extensive experience gives him a unique perspective on the ever-evolving field of real estate law and its interdependence with emerging market trends. Rotenberg received his BA from UCLA, and his law degree from Southwestern University School of Law. He is also a California licensed real estate salesperson (DRE# 01913667) and mortgage loan originator (NMLS# 1490136).
Amanda Duckworth graduated from Cornell Law School in 2016 and went on to complete two clerkships for presiding judges in New Jersey, including in the Appellate Division. Her experience includes interning with the general counsel at Nestle and doing an associateship at a prestigious large law firm in Philadelphia. Duckworth is well-versed in litigation and her strong research and writing skills translate well to many practice areas, with a particular emphasis on healthcare law.
Daniela Tamarova graduated from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at the Louisiana State University. She has served as a legal intern at the Louisiana State Attorney General’s Office, as well as the Baton Rouge Public Defender’s Office. She has participated in four school-wide legal competitions, advancing to the quarterfinals multiple times. Tamarova also served as a Criminal Law tutor for first year students and an admissions ambassador and mentor to incoming law students.
Legal and Marketing Assistant
Alexis Galligan graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. She has worked for several aesthetics companies coordinating digital marketing campaigns.
Drawing from her past experience in insurance claims, human resources, and healthcare volunteering, she has developed a focus on healthcare law throughout her legal education. Her legal experiences include assisting abandoned minors through guardianship proceedings, supporting the in-house legal team of a national pharmaceutical distributor, and researching novel legal issues in telemedicine and COVID-19 waivers for healthcare innovation clients.
Brianne received her J.D. from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University. While there she served as an intern at the State Attorney General’s Office and later worked as a law clerk in multiple fields of law. Brianne was also Justice of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, a published member of the Journal of Energy Law and Resources, and a participant in the Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Internal Competition and ABA Client Counseling Competition. Brianne earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Florida Southern College and currently resides in Florida.