For physicians, professional engineers, architects and other professionals we provide a full complement of legal services including, selecting the correct type of entity, structuring agreements with partners, hiring employees, expansion of practices, regulatory compliance, asset protection planning, and estate planning.

Entity Selection

We have a thorough understanding of the permitted entity structures available for physicians and other professionals and help you choose the structure that best satisfies your needs. We frequently assist professional engineers and architects to structure their practices to provide them the flexibility to have non-professional owners and to practice in multiple states.

Employer-Employee Agreements / Covenants-Not-To-Compete

We structure, negotiate and prepare agreements between professional practices and employees, including non-competition and confidentiality covenants protecting the good will of your business in a manner which will withstand judicial review. Our goal is to achieve results and cut through time-consuming and inefficient negotiations.

Estate Planning and Asset Protection Planning

Since your individual interests are as meaningful as the interests of your practice, we provide you practical estate planning and asset protection planning strategies to achieve your family and personal goals.

Asset Protection Basics

Admitting and Terminating Partners

Changes in the ownership of a practice can have profound effects on the professional and personal dynamics within the practice. We recognize the tension inherent in these situations and seek to minimize stress and maximize the benefit to the partners and the business itself. We utilize our experience to construct a practical plan which recognizes and addresses your unique concerns.

Combinations of Professional Practices

We provide a full range of legal services in connection with the purchase, sale or merger of professional practices.. We treat a transfer of ownership of a professional practice as more than just a transfer of ownership. We work with you and your accountant to structure the transaction in the best practical manner from a corporate, financial, tax, regulatory and estate planning perspective.

Leasing or Acquiring Real Estate

We utilize our expertise in real estate and knowledge of the rules and regulations applicable to professional practices, which have a bearing on the leasing or purchasing real estate, to represent you in the purchase or lease of real estate used in the professional practice. We also will help you structure the ownership of the real estate to reduce liability risk and achieve your estate planning goals.

Ownership and Deferred Compensation Agreements

At an early stage, we utilize our substantial experience and knowledge of the law to structure and draft shareholders agreements and deferred compensation arrangements, which provide practical solutions to optimize working relationships among practitioners.

Regulatory Matters

We assist physicians and other professionals in understanding and complying with the laws and regulations which have an impact on their practice.

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