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Defense in Professional Board Matters

By Ali Oromchian Esq

Imagine that you have a successful dental practice. You serve your patients to the best of your ability; you try to go above and beyond for them. Then one day, you have an encounter with that patient, or there happens to be some sort of incident or accident. What happens next? Below is a high-level look at the way professional board matters work and how to seek to resolve them. 

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Posted on 02/06/2019 at 11:38 AM

Legal Ramifications of Dental Practice Buy-Ins and Partnership Agreements

By Ali Oromchian Esq

Dental practice buy-ins and the partnership agreements they often require can be challenging issues for any practice, and carry with them a number of potential problems and legal ramifications for the unprepared. Understanding the legal aspects of practice buy-ins and partnership agreements will encourage you to solve problems even before they start. Like any change to a business, preparation is key. Once you have completed your due diligence, valued the practice, and agreed upon a purchase price and financing structure, a partnership agreement will need to be agreed upon and drafted.

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Posted on 01/30/2019 at 09:00 AM

In A Dental Practice, Owning Real Estate Has Advantages Over Leasing

By Ali Oromchian Esq

Our dental clients often ask us, should I own the building where I have my practice? Our quick answer is usually "yes," but the analysis is – as you'd expect – quite a bit more complicated. In this post, we discuss some factors to consider when deciding whether to lease or purchase real estate for your dental office, and why ownership tends to win out over leasing most (but not all) of the time.

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Posted on 01/23/2019 at 09:19 AM

What is Arbitration?

By Ali Oromchian Esq

If you are at all familiar with the field of law, you likely know that there is almost always more than one way to bring issues to resolution. There are two basic types of resolution: traditional litigation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Alternative dispute resolution often involves actions that occur outside of a courtroom as a means of saving all interested parties significant amounts of both time and money. Arbitration and mediation are two examples of ADR, and they are frequently mistaken for one another. Mediation is a more flexible method of resolution which may be both voluntary and non-binding.  Arbitration, however, can be a little more rigid in its requirements and results.

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Posted on 01/16/2019 at 11:45 AM

How to Make “Reasonable Accommodations” for Your Pregnant Employees

By Ali Oromchian Esq

California labor laws require employers to make “reasonable accommodations” for pregnant employees under current disability leave requirements. But what, exactly, constitutes a sufficient “reasonable accommodation?” Even prior versions of disability laws require employers to make these reasonable accommodations, but the laws did little to explain what “reasonable accommodations” meant for practical purposes. The most recent laws provide more information as to what employers must do in order to meet this standard.

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Posted on 01/09/2019 at 11:29 AM

How to Dissolve Your Dental Partnership

By Ali Oromchian Esq

Ideally, when you put together a dental partnership, you include the terms for what you needed to do later, if one or both of you wanted out of the partnership agreement. Unfortunately, that's not always the case, which means that you might need help to figure out how to effectively dissolve your partnership in a way that works for both of you. Whether you have a contract that clearly sets out how you need to go about dissolving your dental partnership or you're not sure where to start with the dissolution, there are several steps to follow. 

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Posted on 01/02/2019 at 11:47 AM

Disabled Employees and Leaves of Absence

By Ali Oromchian Esq

Both the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) require California employers to make “reasonable accommodations” for their disabled employees. A reasonable accommodation is a job modification or adjustment provided to a qualifying employee with a disability that allows this employee to perform the essential functions of his or her job. The question becomes whether a disabled employee is able to request a leave of absence as part of a “reasonable accommodation.”

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Posted on 12/26/2018 at 08:00 AM

What is Mediation?

By Ali Oromchian Esq

In the world of legal issues, there are a number of possible ways that you can work to resolve your problems. While you have likely heard of traditional litigation, it is less likely that you have heard of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). These alternative options usually include mediation and arbitration, and the two are frequently confused for one another.

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Posted on 12/19/2018 at 03:51 PM

Interviewing Employees as Part of a Workplace Investigation - 5 Steps

By Ali Oromchian Esq

Interviewing potential employees for a job is completely different from interviewing current employees about an office issue. And the latter can present much more of a challenge due to the delicate nature of the topic, as well as the fact that you are unlikely to be as well-practiced in this activity. Here are some suggestions for making the process go smoothly:

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Posted on 12/12/2018 at 10:36 AM

What Dentists Need to Know About Relocation Clauses in Commercial Leases

By Ali Oromchian Esq

Anyone who has gone through the process of choosing a location for a dental practice knows that commercial lease agreements contain potential pitfalls for the unwary. One especially dangerous provision is known as a "relocation clause" (sometimes called a "substitution clause"). In this blog post, we discuss what relocation clauses are, how they may affect your dental practice, and ways your attorney may negotiate them to minimize your exposure. 

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Posted on 12/05/2018 at 11:51 AM

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