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The Importance of Annual Meeting Minutes for Dental Corporations and LLCs

By Ali Oromchian Esq

Like most dental practices, the benefits of operating as a corporation stand out clearly, with tax savings and liability protection as two of the many reasons dentists form those entities. Even though most practitioners working as a corporation are also appointed president, they consider themselves dentists not presidents of a corporation. Nonetheless, as any qualified and experienced dental attorney would tell you, it is crucial that the practice function as any other normal corporation would and abide by the rules and regulations as they apply to such entities.

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Posted on 02/12/2020 at 10:11 AM

How to Ensure the Partnership You Want Becomes the Partnership You Need

By Ali Oromchian Esq

Entering into a business partnership is a weighty decision that should not be taken lightly, nor executed without guidance for your protection. Much like choosing roommates, it can be risky to mix friendships or even family with a business arrangement – particularly if you don’t have the benefit of a knowledgeable professional to help you navigate the partnership agreement.

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Posted on 02/05/2020 at 10:51 AM

California Employment Law Update: How to Get Your Office HR Compliant for 2020

By Ali Oromchian Esq

Human resource compliance can be challenging. The requirements continue to get more complex every year as they are updated to address current issues regarding labor and employment.

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Posted on 01/29/2020 at 10:40 AM

Due Diligence When Purchasing a Dental Practice

By Ali Oromchian Esq

When purchasing a dental practice, due diligence is the process of evaluating the significant items related to the practice. This means conducting a deep investigation into the financial, legal, and operational aspects of the practice so that there will be no undesirable surprises should the potential purchaser decide to buy.

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Posted on 01/22/2020 at 11:03 AM

DSO Agreements: How They Differ from Private Practice Associate Agreements, and What You Should Consider Before Entering Into One

By Ali Oromchian Esq

One of the toughest decisions a new dentist has to make is determining whether he or she will go into private practice or work with a DSO.

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Posted on 01/15/2020 at 10:48 AM

Anxiety, Disability, and ADA Compliance

By Ali Oromchian Esq

People with disabilities, including those who have a physical, sensory, cognitive, or mental impairment are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA covers a variety of areas, including all aspects of employment — reviewing applications, interviewing, hiring, training, promotion, salary, and termination, as well as employee benefits and workplace privileges.

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Posted on 01/08/2020 at 10:00 AM

Commercial Real Estate: Understanding the Right of First Refusal and Option to Purchase

By Giselle Rodriguez, Attorney-at-Law

In today’s market, real estate is a valuable asset, especially in California. Owning the building where one’s practice is located can be a great financial investment. In today’s market however, it is difficult to acquire real estate in a good location, at an affordable price.

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Posted on 12/18/2019 at 11:00 AM

ADA Ruling Against Hospital: High Cost Does Not Qualify As “Undue Hardship”

By Ali Oromchian Esq

In this 2017 case study, Johns Hopkins Hospital had been issued a tough blow: In Searls v. Johns Hopkins Hospital, a deaf nurse accepted a job offer from the hospital, and then informed them that she would need an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter in order to perform her job functions. Johns Hopkins rescinded the offer, stating that there was no room within the department’s budget to make such an accommodation. Therefore, the hospital reasoned, they were under no obligation to provide the interpreter because the cost for the interpreter constituted an “undue hardship” and therefore was not required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The nurse filed a discrimination suit, and the court found against Johns...

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Posted on 12/04/2019 at 09:38 AM

Six Tips to Consider When Purchasing Patient Records

By Ali Oromchian Esq

When the time comes for a dentist to move, retire, or transition to another career, they will often choose to sell their patient records to another dentist in the area. When conducted correctly, this transaction proves beneficial for both parties. The transitioning dentist not only enjoys financial compensation, but they also help their patients continue to receive good care.

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Posted on 11/27/2019 at 11:00 AM

6 Tips on What to Do Upon Receiving a Demand Letter

By Ali Oromchian Esq

Have you ever received a letter from a dental insurance company, dental board or a disgruntled employee asking for something or asking you to respond? Did you know what to do? These letters can be intimidating and can create fear of litigation.

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Posted on 11/20/2019 at 10:47 AM

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