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Mahan Dental Law provides dental professionals in Florida with comprehensive legal services. Whether you’re interested in starting a Florida dental practice or buying or selling a practice, our experienced attorneys are here to provide you with informed, experienced legal counsel. 

At Mahan Dental Law, we are well-versed in applicable Florida and federal laws. Our dental attorneys work to help our clients navigate unique business and legal issues affecting the practice of dentistry. Knowing you have an accomplished dental attorney on your side can help you make strategic decisions for yourself and your dental practice. Contact Mahan Dental Law to schedule a free case evaluation. 

Starting a Dental Practice in Florida? We’re Here to Help

As more people move to Florida, the need for dental practices has increased. If you’re considering starting a dental practice in Florida, it’s important that you understand all of the administrative and legal requirements you’ll need to complete while starting your practice. Mahan Dental Law has experience working with dental start-up practices. We understand that the best way to mitigate various pitfalls associated with starting up a dental practice. Our dental attorneys can assist you with every aspect of the start-up process, including:

  • Developing a realistic budget based on production capabilities and expenses
  • Selecting a name
  • Deciding on a legal entity for your practice
  • Submitting the paperwork to form a legal entity
  • Hiring employees
  • Financing the dental practice
  • Creating marketing plans
  • Identifying a high-quality location 
  • Purchasing a commercial property 
  • Securing a commercial lease on reasonable terms
  • Managing existing non-compete restrictions from your current employer

Buying and Selling a Dental Practice in Florida

Buying an existing dental practice in Florida is an ideal way to expand an existing practice or gain into the dental profession at the beginning of your career. Engaging in a successful translation is more likely when an experienced attorney represents you. When you work with Mahan Dental Law, we will handle every aspect of the buying or selling process while protecting your best interests. Our dental practice attorneys are here to help you with all of the following steps:

  • Identifying dental practices for sale in your area
  • Managing all of the communications between you and the other party
  • Negotiating a fair deal that protects your rights and interests
  • Drafting the Letter of Intent
  • Conducting thorough due diligence so you can make an informed decision
  • Using our network to help you obtain financing
  • Closing the transaction

Negotiating a Fair Purchase Price

It can be frustrating to find a dental practice you want to purchase only to discover that you can’t agree on the purchase price. The attorneys at Mahan Dental Law understand the Florida market and can help you negotiate to arrive at a reasonable purchase price. When both parties are at a standstill, we use creative solutions to pursue a purchase agreement that works for both parties. In addition to negotiating a purchase price, we will also assist you with the following matters:

  • Employment agreements
  • Real estate leases
  • Non-competition agreements
  • Non-solicitation agreements
  • Client/patient transitioning
  • Liability assumption

Providing Dental Practice Owners with Strategic Advice

Owning a dental practice can be fulfilling and beneficial but requires extensive time and energy. While managing day-to-day issues like treating patients and analyzing profit and loss statements, it can be easy to overlook ways to save time and money. 

The professionals at Mahan Dental Law are well-prepared to provide strategic advice for any issues. We will work closely with you to develop strategic plans for all aspects of starting a dental practice, including asset protection, taxation, and trademark protection. Our team of experienced attorneys is prepared to help you with all of the following:

  • Business entity formation
  • Market research and analysis
  • Funding and tax-related issues
  • Building and zoning compliance
  • Commercial lease negotiation and planning
  • Licensing and regulatory compliance

Drafting Dental Associate Agreements

Many dental associates opt to enter a buy-in agreement. Buy-in agreements benefit the dental practice by providing a dentist who can increase revenues and decrease the workplace. They help dental associates gain the experience and income they need. The dental associate agreement must be comprehensive and well-conceived to work effectively. The agreement should clarify each party’s obligations, duties, and rights. Our attorneys can help you draft an agreement for onboarding a dental associate already working for the practice. We also work to ensure the interests of the dental practice are respected. 

Providing Dental Professionals with Real Estate Advice 

Purchasing an existing dental practice or starting your practice will involve acquiring a lease or purchasing commercial property. Deciding where your practice will be located is an important decision that could significantly impact the success of your dental practice. 

The attorneys at Mahan Dental Law are prepared to assist you in understanding the local Florida real estate market and ensuring you comply with land use and zoning regulations. We can also help you arrange for financing. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling commercial property transactions in Florida. We are skilled in assisting clients in finding prime locations that will promote their dental practice’s success. 

Retainer Plans for Dental Practices 

In addition to advising Florida dental professionals with acquisitions, startups, and sales, we provide ongoing counsel through our retainer plans and dental consultation. Our flat-fee retainer plans provide excellent legal counsel for all your legal needs, including contract review, legal drafting, and regulatory compliance. We help you avoid hourly fees for emails, phone calls, and other legal services. Taking part in our retainer plan allows dental practice clients to avoid hourly fees for emails, phone calls, and other legal services. 

Contact an Experienced Dental Attorney

At Mahan Dental Law, we provide legal services for dentist practice owners and managers in Florida and throughout the United States. We will discuss the factors and steps necessary to protect your dental practice and move toward your professional goals. We aim to make the process as smooth as possible. Lead attorney Anthony Mahan has extensive experience representing dental practices in matters ranging from real estate transactions to litigation. Contact the Florida dental attorneys at Mahan Dental Law today to learn more.