Real Estate and Finance Attorney

Ira S. Novak currently devotes his practice primarily to health care and hospital law, general business and commercial matters, and real estate matters, including land use and development. For more than 30 years, since 1976, Ira has served as General Counsel for Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH). He has represented RWJUH, as well as other hospitals and their affiliates, hospital medical staffs, health care joint venture groups, professional medical practices, and other health care providers on various health care issues, including governance, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, regulation and compliance, patient care matters, contracts, managed care contracts, joint ventures, real estate and equipment purchases and leasing, Stark, anti-kickback matters, business issues, medical staff matters ,and tax-exempt financing matters. Ira has been recognized by Chambers USA in the Health Care Section. He is also listed in the current issue of The Best Lawyers In America in the Health Care Law section and had been selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers in the Health Care section. Additionally, Ira has handled a broad range of real estate and related matters during his many years in private practice, including land use and land development matters, property leasing and various taxable and tax–exempt financing transactions. Before joining the firm in 1994, Ira was a founding partner of the law firm of Gross and Novak, P.A. Ira served for nine years as Planning Board Attorney for East Brunswick Township and as special counsel to the State of New Jersey in condemnation matters. His broad experience also includes insolvency matters, construction contracting, property leasing, commercial matters, bank financing and collection matters, and computer law.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court


Columbia Law School, 435 W 116th St, New York, NY 10027
JD - Juris Doctor - 1974
Columbia College, 1130 Amsterdam Ave
BA - Bachelor of Arts - 1961

Career Highlights

  • Ira S. Novak has earned the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® status.
  • Ira S. Novak was selected to the 2011 Super Lawyers list.
  • Ira S. Novak was selected to the 2018 Best Lawyers® list.
  • Ira S. Novak was selected to the 2017 Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year list.


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