Practice Transitions and Start-Ups: Legal Issues

  • Thursday 1/27/2022
  • Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Course Code: 162TL
  • Cost: No Charge
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 258 C
  • Credits: 2 CE Hours
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William Mandell, JD, Esq. is a founder and shareholder of Pierce & Mandell, P.C. located in Boston, Massachusetts, which is a boutique law firm that focuses on health, dental and business law as well as commercial litigation, intellectual property and employment law. Bill has over 30 years of experience representing dentists and dental practices. He and his legal team provide a full range of legal services for dental practices. Bill has presented educational programs at Yankee Dental over the least 10 years on various legal issues.

The major events in the professional life of a dental professional and group practice include the establishment or purchase of the practice, securing an associate, or becoming or adding a partner in a practice, and practice sales and retirements. Such events involve numerous important legal and financial considerations. This course provides an overview of the transaction and contracting process and essential substantive legal aspects of practice establishment, operations, purchase and sale and partnership transitions, as well as associate contracts and other employment issues, from business and dental law lawyers with over 30 years of experience representing dentists and dental practices.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Identify what legal documents are necessary to start-up, buy or sell a practice, become or add a partner, or hire an associate 
  • Understand what the latest applicable law is on non-competes and other restrictive covenants 
  • Recognize the most important early steps to take to ensure that the transition and transaction will be successful and time efficient 
  • Compare legal issues arising between sales to other dentists versus DSOs 
  • Explain what an LOI and a purchase agreement are and if they are binding contracts 
  • Identify how buyers protect themselves from the liabilities of the seller
Recommended Audience: Dentist, Office
This Course will be audiotaped.

The Pierce & Mandell, P.C. grant has been applied to this course.

An invitation to participate in the Corporate Forums was provided to all companies exhibiting at Yankee. Participating companies have selected the speakers and topics for the sessions and paid all related expenses. The information and opinions presented are solely those of the speakers and the sponsoring companies and do not represent the opinions of, nor constitute endorsement by Yankee Dental Congress, the Massachusetts Dental Society and the co participating states.