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If you are looking to start up a dental practice in Southern California, you no doubt understand just how difficult the industry can be. You have likely been concerned about the legal matters of beginning a dental practice in Los Angeles and may feel overwhelmed by the number of things you have to do to get your dental business up and running. If you are just starting up your Los Angeles dental practice or need help with contracts, rental agreements, or other important legally-binding information regarding your new dental practice, it is important to have a top-rated dental startup attorney in Los Angeles on retainer.
When selecting a business law attorney for dental practices, you should always choose a legal advocate who has extensive experience with the issues that are unique to dentistry and dental practices. At the Pacific Health Law Group, much of our legal practice is focused on serving dentists throughout California. Our LA dental attorneys have the skills and experience needed to help you buy, run, manage, and sell your dental practice.
How Our LA Dental Lawyers Can Help You
Forming a dental practice is a complex task. Whether you are a specialist working as an independent contractor or you choose to form a group practice with other dentists, the proper selection and formation of your business entity can protect you against personal liability and unnecessary frustration.
At the Pacific Health Law Group, our Los Angeles dental law and business startup attorneys are proud to help California dentists with all of their business formation needs. When you work with our legal team, we will ensure that your dental practice is structured in the appropriate manner so that you are protected from personal liability and so that your business can thrive in a competitive Southern California market.
Our legal team helps dental professionals with all of their business formation needs, including:
- Setting up dental professional corporations
- Drafting and counseling dentists on partnership and shareholder agreements;
- Advising and creating space-sharing agreements;
- Advising on dental practice compliance issues and business filings; and
- Management services and management relationship agreements.
Buying and Selling a Dental Practice in California
When dental practices transition into the hands of new owners or operators, there are many unique issues that must be addressed and resolved by the parties. Buying or selling a dental practice in Los Angeles is a potentially life-changing opportunity that should be done only under the guidance of legal professionals who are experienced in dental practice acquisitions specifically.
At the Pacific Health Law Group, we are proud to offer a full array of dental practice transition services to ensure that any transition, whether you are buying or selling your stake in the business, goes as smoothly and efficiently as is possible.
More specifically, our dental practice transition services include:
- Letters of intent;
- Comprehensive practice purchase agreements;
- Seller financing agreements;
- Non-compete agreements and restrictive covenants;
- Lease Assignments or new lease negotiations; and
- Seller employment agreement.
Dental Business: Employment Law
There is a wide variety of state and federal labor laws that have an impact on how dental practices should be run, from federal laws such as the Defend Trade Secrets Act, which provides some basic federal protection for trade secrets, to California state labor laws, which govern much of the employer-employee relationship. Ultimately, all Los Angeles dental practice owners and operators need to be ready to deal with any employment law issues that they might face. At the Pacific Health Law Group, our Los Angeles dental attorneys have the skills and experience needed to effectively serve and represent dentists.
Our employment law services include:
- Drafting and negotiation of employment agreements;
- Drafting of dental employee manuals and handbooks;
- Counseling regarding state and federal labor laws; and
- Dental practice trade secret protection.
Business Law Compliance
If you own or are currently building a dental practice in Los Angeles, there are many different federal and state business regulations that you will need to follow. Beyond the standard business regulations, there are also some rules specific to the healthcare and dental industries. For example, your practice must always be in full compliance with the California Dental Practice Act and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
At the Pacific Health Law Group, our top-rated Los Angeles dental attorneys assist dental professionals with all legal aspects involved in owning and operating a business which can include issues such as:
- General California business regulations;
- Dealing with advertising regulations;
- Handling medical record compliance;
- Assisting with professional reporting and permits; and
- Working with all other types of office regulations.
Estate Planning for Dental Professionals
As a dentist, you have worked hard to provide for your family and grow a successful dental practice. It is essential to protect your assets and dispose of them in a manner that meets your objectives. If you are a California dentist who owns all or part of a professional practice, you need to ensure that your estate plan properly set up, funded, and up-to-date. Our law firm works very closely with top-rated Los Angeles estate planning lawyers that have relevant experience serving dental professionals.
Contact Our Los Angeles Dental Law Attorneys Today
At the Pacific Health Law Group, our legal practice is focused on providing business services to professionals in the healthcare industry. Our top-rated Los Angeles attorneys have extensive experience service dentists and dental practices. To learn more about how our legal team can help you, please contact us today to schedule your free legal consultation. Our law firm is based in Los Angeles, and we serve dentists and dental practices throughout California.