When it comes to starting or growing a dental practice in California, excellent dentistry skills are only one aspect of growing your practice. You will also need to take steps to protect your dental practice to find success as a California dental practice owner. An experienced dental practice attorney can add value to your practice by mitigating risks and helping your business grow.
Mahan Dental Law represents dental practice owners and managers. Our capable attorneys have in-depth knowledge about what it takes to manage a successful dental practice. When you work with Mahan Dental Law, you’ll work with dentists who will keep your dental practice compliant with all local, state, and federal regulations. We can help you with employment issues, buying and selling dental practices, and commercial real estate transactions.
Why Hire a California Dental Attorney?
An attorney with experience in the dental field can help you address any current or future legal issues. General business attorneys may be able to help with conventional business needs, but they may overlook details specific to dental practice transitions. When you work with Mahan Dental Law, an attorney who is thoroughly familiar with the ins and outs of how dental practices operate will provide you with effective advice.
Our attorneys understand the key aspects of dental transactions and have a successful record of supporting many dental practice owners in every legal aspect of managing their practices. We understand the need for dental professionals to obtain legal guidance from a knowledgeable dental attorney with a deep understanding of the day-to-day operations of dental practices. We understand all of the complexities related to general dentistry, orthodontia, endodontia, periodontia, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, and all of the other diverse dental specialties. The attorneys at Mahan Dental Law have the answers to meet your specific needs.
Types of Dental Law Services We Offer
When forming and managing a dental practice, you will need to adhere to many legal requirements, which can easily overwhelm you. When the legalities of hiring employees, buying or selling a dental practice, and other matters come into play, you can count on Mahan Dental Law to provide you with effective legal advice. We represent clients in a wide range of legal matters, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Buying and selling dental practices
- Dental practice buy and sell agreements
- Asset purchase agreements
- Dental associate agreements
- Create a California professional corporation
- Employment agreements
- Dental partnerships
- Dental support organization (DSO)
- Dental office leases
- Covenants not to complete
- Annual corporate minutes and corporate compliance
- Covenants not to compete
- Annual corporate minutes and corporate compliance
- Estate planning specifically for dentists
- HIPAA compliance
Starting a Dental Practice in California
Starting a new dental practice can seem like a daunting task. Whether you’re a general dentist looking to go out on your own and start a practice, or you’re a specialist who wants to form a group practice, Mahan Dental Law will provide you with strategic legal counsel. We will listen to your goals and help you choose the right practice model and type of business formation. Our skilled attorneys can also help you negotiate a dental office lease or purchase agreement after finding a favorable business location.
Buying or Selling a Dental Practice in California
Buying or selling a dental practice can be a life-changing opportunity, but it should be done with the guidance of an attorney with experience in dental practice sales and acquisitions. Mahan Dental Law offers a full array of dental practice transition services to help clients pursue a smooth transition. Whether you are buying or selling a dental practice in California, we can help the process go as efficiently and smoothly as possible.
Providing Dental Professionals with Real Estate Advice
Purchasing a dental practice or starting your own practice will involve purchasing commercial property or acquiring a lease. Mahan Dental Law can help you locate a business location that will help your practice become and remain profitable. We can help you understand California zoning regulations to ensure any potential properties comply with land use and zoning regulations. We can also help you obtain financing for your practice. When you decide on a property to purchase or lease, we will work diligently to negotiate and draft a purchase agreement that protects your rights and interests.
Regulatory Compliance Attorneys for California Dental Practices
Dental practice owners must comply with a wide range of state and federal regulations. While managing a busy dental practice, it can be difficult, if not impossible, for owners to stay up-to-date on the many regulations with which they must comply.
The dental attorneys at Mahan Dental Law have extensive knowledge about all of the regulations dental practice owners must follow. We can audit your dental practice and identify any red flags related to regulatory compliance and develop strategies to help you come into compliance. Our regulatory compliance services include the following:
- Maintaining a professional corporation
- Properly advertising and protecting intellectual property
- Complying with all HIPAA regulations
- Preventing and defending against data breaches
- Complying with corporate practice of dentistry regulations
Legal Counsel Related to Staffing and Human Resources Issues
When starting or purchasing a dental practice, you will need to hire and manage employees. The attorneys at Mahan Dental Law can help you ensure your human resources practices comply with all California and federal laws related to employment. Without the counsel of an attorney, it can be easy to unintentionally violate one or more of the many employment laws governing employment in California. The employment law services at Mahan Dental Law include the following:
- Drafting, negotiating, and enforcing dental associate agreements
- Counseling dentists about employment law compliance matters
- Advising dentists about protecting confidential information and trade secrets
- Representing dental practices in disputes with employees
Contact a California Dental Practice Attorney Today
At Mahan Dental Law, our legal practice is focused on providing legal counsel to professionals in the dental industry. Our California dental attorneys have extensive experience providing legal counsel to dentists, dental practice owners, and managers. Please contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation and learn more about how our legal team can help you.