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René H. Reixach, Jr. is a partner in the firm's Elder Law and Health Care Practice Group and responsible for handling all elder law and health care issues.
Mr. Reixach received his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, and his B.A. degree from Yale College.
Prior to joining Woods Oviatt, Mr. Reixach was the Executive Director of the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency, a health planning agency covering a nine county region of western New York. In this capacity, he oversaw the local input to the State Department of Health process for planning and review of the development of the health facility services in this area.
Among Mr. Reixach's civic and charitable involvements are serving as a board member of the Wesley Group, a Rochester long term care community, and he is past president of the Foundation of the Monroe County Bar.
Mr. Reixach is admitted to practice in the State of New York, all federal district courts in New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Mr. Reixach is a member of the Monroe County, New York State and American Bar Associations.
He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and a Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Mr. Reixach also has served on many advisory committees, including the New York State Department of Health Certificate of Need Reform Advisory Committee, and the Community Coalition for Long Term Care.
Mr. Reixach authors a monthly health column in the Rochester Business Journal and has written for other professional, trade and business publications. He has lectured frequently on health care topics, including Medicaid litigation, Medicaid eligibility and health planning for the New York State Bar Association, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, National Business Institute, the University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Cornell Law School. He also appeared as an expert witness on Medicaid eligibility for the New York State Supreme Court.
Mr. Reixach is listed in the current edition of “The Best Lawyers in America”.
Upcoming and Past Presentations
March 2008: Estate Planning Council, Rochester NY, on recent Medicaid eligibility changes under the Deficit Reduction Act. He previously presented this topic in October of 2006.
April 2008: Missouri Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys in Branson, Missouri on Medicaid eligibility litigation in federal court.
July 2008: Pennsylvania Bar Institute's 11th Annual Elder Law Institute in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Medicaid eligibility litigation in federal court.
August 2006: Council of Advanced Practitioners, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys in Chicago on using federal court litigation to protect spouses.
October 2006: The New York State Bar Association Elder Law Section fall meeting in White Plains NY, on Medicaid eligibility issues and the use of administrative fair hearings to correct erroneous decisions.
November 2006: at the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Advanced Elder Law Institute in Salt Lake City, on using the federal right of spousal refusal to protect spouses of nursing home residents.
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||N/A|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Health Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Fellow||N/A|
|Yale University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|Harvard University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Pennsylvania Bar Institute's 11th Annual Elder Law Institute||Medicaid Eligibility||2008|
|Missouri Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Medicaid Eligibility||2008|
|Estate Planning Council||Deficit Reduction Act||2008|
|The New York State Bar Association Elder Law Section||Medicaid Eligibility||2006|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Advanced Elder Law Institute||Spouse Refusal and Protection||2006|
|Council of Advanced Practitioners||Federal Court Litigation||2006|