Lengea provides world-class legal and business solutions to healthcare companies, and helps them change the world. The company was founded by Sara Shikhman, an Ivy-League trained attorney who managed the sales, marketing, and legal teams for two high-growth medical-aesthetic businesses. Shikhman is also an entrepreneur who grew several companies in various industries to over $13 million in annual revenue, was a corporate lawyer at a top law firm in New York City, and a professor of business law at Pace University.
The Lengea team has over two decades of corporate law experience, including advising on and negotiating the purchases and sales of medical practices, medical device companies, and diagnostic technology companies.
Our team has helped over 75 healthcare companies and medical spas from inception to sale, as legal counsel, business advisors, and med spa operators. We have helped both medical professionals and business professionals start, manage, acquire and sell medical aesthetics and medical technology businesses.
Our Approach and Methodology
We take a hands-on practical approach with our clients, and partner with them for success. We know the best practices in every area of medical spa operations and compliance. Making our clients’ legal worries disappear is our passion.
Where We Work
We have represented clients nationwide on transactional and compliance issues. Our attorneys are licensed in the following states: New York, California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, 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.
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.
Kristen Volz received her law degree from the New York Law School and is licensed to practice law in New York and Connecticut. She has over twelve years of experience as in-house counsel for financial services companies where she has handled commercial contract drafting and negotiation and provided counsel to internal stakeholders regarding business initiatives, employment, and other matters. Kristen also provided assistance to these companies regarding regulatory compliance, which included regulatory filings, compliance training and updates to policies and procedures.
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.