Our team of professionals provide legal advice and representation to dentists, dental practices and dental service organizations on a broad range of issues, including the following key areas: Buying a Dental Practice, Selling a Dental Practice, Office Leases, Practice “Buy-Ins” & Partnership Agreements, Associate Agreements, Entity Formation, Real Estate Sales & Acquisitions, Practice Start-Ups, Partner Separations, and Restrictive Covenants & Litigation.
Adept handling of the legal aspects associated with a practice acquisition is crucial to a successful practice transition. Whether you are a first-time buyer or already own a dental practice, it is important to have an experienced legal team working for you.
The formation of partnerships can be a complicated matter. No two deals are the same as the structure and terms of a partnership vary with each practice and the expectations of the various partners.
Dental practice owners often choose not to lease their office space and, instead, take advantage of opportunities to purchase the real estate where their dental practice is located.
Restrictive covenants are an important mechanism to preserve the goodwill of a dental practice and, therefore, they are an integral component of most contractual relationships in the dental industry.
Professionally and financially, your dental practice is a vital asset and, therefore, it is important that the transition is structured and documented in a way that is consistent with your goals and needs.
A well prepared associate agreement (whether in the form of an employment agreement or an independent contractor agreement) is an important document for any dental practice.
A dental office start-up (or de novo) can be a great path to dental practice ownership for many dentists. As with any new business, it is critical to set your dental practice up properly from the outset and our team of professionals can assist you with this process.
Whether you are a start-up (de novo) practice or an existing practice looking to relocate or renew its lease, the office lease is the cornerstone of your practice.
The overwhelming majority of dentists who are purchasing a practice or doing a start-up will need to form some sort of limited liability entity to help protect their personal assets.
Unfortunately, all partnerships do not end well, but we are experienced and adept at anticipating and handling issues that can arise in connection with these separations.