Our Team:
Partners in your success

We build our team like we build our cases: with a perfect balance of expertise and empathy, confidence and care, successful results through a stress-free approach.

Rachel Drachman

Founding Partner

No-fault, Arbitration, Litigation Specialist

With a background negotiating high-end real estate transactions, Rachel is right at home challenging large corporations to give the very best deal to her clients.

Rachel specializes in arbitration and litigation on behalf of medical providers, using her vast knowledge of NY/NJ no-fault law to recover the medical revenue that is rightfully theirs.

Before establishing Drachman Katz, LLP, Rachel was the managing attorney at Revaz Chachanashvili & Associates P.C where she represented a diverse range of hospitals, ASCs, durable medical equipment providers and laboratories in arbitration and civil actions.

While studying in Touro Law School, Rachel completed the Mortgage Foreclosure Bankruptcy Clinic and was selected for a Externship with Stuart Weitzman, LLC. She also interned for the Attorney General’s office and the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. She holds multiple volunteer positions in community charity organizations and is a member of multiple bar associations.

David Katz

Founding Partner

Comprehensive Healthcare Law Specialist

After earning a JD from Harvard Law School, David found his passion in simplifying complex processes to improve real-world results.

David leads the healthcare law department at Drachman Katz. By advising clients on corporate structure, compliance, real estate, coding/billing and employee/partner agreements, he reinforces the solid foundation on which profitable medical businesses rise.

Before joining our firm, David practiced in the Project Finance and Banking groups at Skadden, Arp, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. At Skadden, he worked on several notable transactions focusing on secured and unsecured lending, mergers and acquisition and restructuring of existing debt.

David is active in a number of participatory art groups in New York City and nationwide and advises several not-for-profit and community advocacy groups on corporate and organizational matters.

Neal Shmidman

COO

As the firm’s COO, Neal is at the forefront of the firm’s continued advancements in technology and efficiency, delivering optimal results to our client’s.

Under Neal’s guidance, Drachman Katz, LLP has followed in the footsteps of companies such as American Express, GE, Time Warner Cable and WeWork by harnessing the power of Salesforce, the world’s #1 CRM platform, to manage the firm’s matters and continuously evolve the way the firm engages with our clients.

Neal is passionate about bringing transparency and the highest levels of customer service to the no-fault and broader healthcare legal industry. With his previous tenure as Director of Operations and Client Engagement at Revaz Chachanashvili & Associates P.C., he’s leveraging his background in medical billing and an extremely personal hands-on approach to client engagements to spur our clients’ billing and collections to peak efficiency.

Sasha Hochman

Associate

From Supreme Court proceedings to arbitration hearings, Sasha Hochman channels her diverse experience in civil and criminal litigation to advocate zealously for our healthcare clients.

Sasha began her career working in a criminal defense firm in Toronto, Ontario. After moving to New York, she worked for the Office of Special Investigations at the Department of Education, then as an associate at a civil litigation and criminal defense firm. She joined Drachman Katz LLP in 2017.

Sasha holds a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law school in Toronto and an undergraduate degree in mathematics. She’s held numerous volunteer positions and is involved with an organization to help end human trafficking.

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