Mahan Dental Law

Mahan Dental Law provides comprehensive legal services to dental professionals around the country. Whether you are starting, buying, or selling a dental practice, it is crucial to have the informed representation we provide.

Lead attorney Anthony Mahan has represented hundreds of medical professionals on matters ranging from practice formation and transitions to real estate transactions and civil litigation. By collaborating with a respected network of dental attorneys nationwide, our firm is committed to helping dental professionals achieve their objectives. 

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Well-versed in the applicable state and federal laws governing healthcare, including the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law, the False Claims Act, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), we work to help our clients navigate the unique legal and business issues affecting the practice of dentistry. 

When you become our client, you will have confidence knowing that an accomplished dental attorney is on your team. Contact our office today to schedule your initial consultation. 

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Buying and Selling a
Dental Practice

Buying a practice is an ideal way to gain entry to the dental profession or expand an existing practice, but it takes a skilled dental attorney to help you engage in a successful transaction. Trust Mahan Dental Law to protect your interests through every phase of a dental practice transition, including:

  • Identifying an available dental practice
  • Handling all communications with the other party and their counsel
  • Negotiating deal terms
  • Preparing the Letter of Intent
  • Conducting due diligence
  • Arranging for financing through a respected network of funders
  • Closing the transaction
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Experienced Dental Attorneys

We will work with you to arrive at a fair and reasonable purchase price and handle the associated legal considerations of buying a dental practice — employment agreements, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, real estate and leases, client/patient transitioning, and liability assumption. Our experienced dental attorneys will manage the entire process and work to ensure an expedient and successful closing. 

At Mahan Dental Law, we also represent dental professionals who are considering selling their practices. Our network of dental attorneys has a working knowledge of dental markets nationwide and can help to identify potential buyers. By collaborating with accountants, brokers, and financial professionals, we will work to determine the proper valuation of your practice, structure the transaction, close the deal, and help you plan your exit strategy. 

Whether you are buying or selling a veterinary practice, you need the trustworthy advice and counsel Mahan Dental Law is prepared to provide. Our process is efficient and cost-effective; we offer flat fees rather than hourly rates for almost every transaction.

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We will work with you to arrive at a fair and reasonable purchase price and handle the associated legal considerations of buying a dental practice — employment agreements, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, real estate and leases, client/patient transitioning, and liability assumption. Our experienced dental attorneys will manage the entire process and work to ensure an expedient and successful closing. 

Dental Practice
Startup Attorney

Starting a dental practice involves several considerations: selecting the right business entity, choosing the right location, adhering to local and state licensing requirements, securing financing, leasing, developing employment agreements, policies, and procedures, marketing your brand, and protecting your business from litigation.
Strategic Advice

The legal team at Mahan Dental Law is well-prepared to provide you with strategic advice on matters such as:

  • Market research and analysis
  • Business entity formation
  • Funding and tax issues
  • Commercial lease negotiation and planning
  • Building and zoning compliance
  • Licensing/regulatory compliance
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We regularly negotiate and prepare ownership and partnership agreements and will work closely with you to plan for all aspects of starting a dental practice, including trademark protection, asset protection, and taxation. 

Our legal team also works with local real estate agents in the medical space to identify suitable site locations and handles all negotiations with vendors, suppliers, builders, and lenders. Above all, we design custom solutions to starting a dental practice and will work to help you achieve your business objectives.

Associate Agreements

Dental associate buy-ins are beneficial for both the associate and the practice. For practice owners, an associate arrangement can help to increase revenues and decrease the workload, while associates gain needed income and experience. 

Ultimately, a well-conceived dental associate agreement will clarify the duties, obligations, and rights of each party. At Mahan Dental Law, we design agreements that are designed for on-boarding associate dentists already involved in the practice and work to ensure the interests of both parties are protected. 

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Real Estate Advice for Dental Professionals

Starting or buying a dental practice involves acquiring or leasing commercial property, which is a matter of understanding the local market, zoning and land use regulations, and arranging for financing. At Mahan Dental Law, we have extensive experience handling commercial property transactions, negotiating and preparing purchase and sale contracts, and helping clients secure the necessary financing. We also advise clients on obtaining space in professional medical complexes and help them find prime locations that will promote their dental practice. 

Dental Legal Consultation and Retainer Plans

In addition to advising dental professionals on startups, acquisitions, and sales, we provide ongoing counsel through our dental consultation and retainer plans. This flat-fee retainer plan covers all of your legal needs — legal drafting, contract review, regulatory compliance, employment issues, risk management — while avoiding hourly fees for phone calls, emails, and other legal services. 

In short, our dental retainer plans provide us with an opportunity to establish a long-term relationship with you through all aspects of practice ownership, from startup and growing your dental practice to practice transitions and exit planning. 

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Contact Our Experienced Dental Attorneys

At Mahan Dental Law, we are keenly aware of the unique challenges facing dental professionals, not the least of which is the lingering fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting consolidation in the dental field. Our experienced dental attorneys are committed to guiding our clients through the new normal so that they can continue to provide quality care to their patients and the communities they serve. Contact our office today to set up an appointment.

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