John P. Murdoch II

Red Bank, New Jersey

phone (732) 747-3700
fax (732) 758-9068

Mr. Murdoch is a shareholder of the law firm of Zager Fuchs, PC where he focuses his practice on business transactions and regulatory compliance issues affecting licensed professionals and facilities such as physicians, dentists, chiropractors, surgery centers, hospitals, etc. He also focuses on the purchase and sale of restaurants, bars and liquor stores including the negotiation and drafting of purchase and sale agreements, leases, liquor license applications, etc. With respect to regulatory compliance issues, Mr. Murdoch assists licensed professionals, facilities and businesses comply with the myriad of applicable state and federal regulations, including without limitation, HIPAA compliance.

Prior to entering into the private practice of law, Mr. Murdoch served as Special Assistant to the Honorable Karen L. Suter, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance. Mr. Murdoch also served as a state investigator for Insurance Fraud from 1993 to 1998 and then served as principal investigator in the Department of Banking and Insurance Division of Anti-Fraud Compliance from 1998 to 1999.

Mr. Murdoch has presented seminars on Insurance Fraud, Healthcare Fraud, HIPAA Privacy Regulations, HIPAA Security Regulations and regulatory compliance to various healthcare professionals, business and community groups. Further, Mr. Murdoch has assisted many healthcare providers and licensed facilities comply with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Regulations. Such efforts include providing on-site review of the practice, on-site training to staff members and policies and preparation of complete procedures.

Mr. Murdoch is an active member of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Health Law Section.

Areas of Practice:

Corporate Law
Health Law
Franchise Law

Areas of Emphasis:

Purchases and sales of all types of businesses
Liquor license transfers
Shareholder agreements
Limited liability company agreements
Drafting and negotiating contracts
Franchise agreements
Professional practices
State and federal regulatory compliance

Bar Admissions:

New Jersey, 1999
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 1999


J. D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 1999

B.A., Kean University, 1992