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Our “Resources” provides practical insights, commentary and timely updates by our team of professionals on pertinent issues that affect our dental clients. Our attorneys update the “Resources” with changes in the law and other relevant news.

Restrictive Covenants in Employment or Independent Contractor Agreements: An Owner/Employer’s Perspective

What Are Restrictive Covenants and Why Do They Matter For Dental Practices? The success of any dental practice can be measured, at least in part, by its ability to create and maintain patient relationships. Unfortunately for practice owners, such patient relationships do not ordinarily arise between a patient and the practice itself, but rather the […]

Categories: Associate Agreements, Blogs, Restrictive Covenants, Transition Issues

The Importance of an Operating Agreement

A limited liability company (“LLC”) is formed by filing a short document usually known as a “certificate of organization” or “certificate of formation” (or something similar). After the LLC is formed it is highly advisable that the members of the LLC enter into an operating agreement which provides a clear set of rules by which […]

Categories: Blogs, Limited Liability Companies, Operating Agreements, Pennsylvania Law, Transition Issues

Ownership of Dental Practices & Registration Requirements for Dental Service Organizations in Texas

In recent years, the question of how a dental practice can be owned and operated in Texas has been a hot button issue in court and with the legislature. To their credit, Texas legislators have worked to keep up with changing trends in the dental industry in ways that most other states have not. Specifically, […]

Categories: Blogs, Corporate Practice of Dentistry, Dental Practice Management Companies, Texas Law

Be Sure That You Are Permitted to Operate a Dental Office at Your Location

You’ve found the perfect location and have progressed to negotiating the terms of your office lease or the purchase of the property where your office will be operating. While things may seem well and good, a hazard lurks, waiting to be uncovered: due to a use restriction, you can’t open a dental office in the space.

Categories: Blogs, Dental Use Exclusivity, Letters of Intent, Office Leases, Permitted Use, Real Estate, Zoning

Getting a Helping Hand: Tenant Improvement Allowance

Opening your dental practice will involve a substantial investment of your time and money, particularly in the design and construction of many specialized improvements that you’ll need to support your dental equipment. While you may be fortunate enough to find office space that is appropriately plumbed for dental use, typically office space is delivered ready […]

Categories: Blogs, Letters of Intent, Office Leases, Real Estate