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Understanding Non-Competition Agreements for Dental Practices

By Ali Oromchian Esq

What does a non-competition agreement mean?

There are usually three scenarios when non-competition agreements or as some refer to as, restrictive covenants come into play.

 

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Posted on 10/03/2018 at 09:00 AM

The Basics of Shareholders and Shares For Your Dental Practice

By Ali Oromchian Esq

Shareholder agreements: what, exactly, are they? How will they help you form the backbone of your dental practice? If you're thinking about forming a partnership with another dentist, especially if you're thinking about forming a partnership with several dentists, it's important that you understand the distinction between shareholder agreements and partnership agreements--and how shareholder agreements can help improve the functionality of your practice. 

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Posted on 08/15/2018 at 08:09 AM

Managing Employee Classifications And Their Implications

By Ali Oromchian Esq

Properly classifying your staff is one of the most crucial aspects of managing a practice. In fact, failure to do so can result in major problems; this includes fines and penalties from local, state, and federal agencies. Further, improper classifications can result in unpaid overtime, back pay of wages, interest, and your time. In escalated situations, a lawsuit or class action lawsuit could be filed against you, resulting in hefty additional attorney’s fees...click here to continue reading the full article.

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Posted on 06/18/2018 at 09:00 AM

How To Stay Compliant When Selling a Dental Practice

By Ali Oromchian Esq

Once you have decided that you would like to sell your dental practice, there are a number of steps that you can take which will aid you in the success and compliance of the sale. You will undoubtedly want to get the most “bang for your buck” with the least hassle. Further, you will likely want to make the transfer as seamless as possible. With the ability to properly prepare in advance, you can easily make a sale and transfer your practice and be confident in those actions.

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Posted on 06/06/2018 at 09:00 AM

Purchase Agreements: More than Meets the Eye

By Ali Oromchian Esq

When you are looking to buy or sell a dental practice, it is important to protect your legal interests by paying special attention to the various contracts that the dental attorneys will be preparing for you.  The letter of intent and the purchase agreement are vital to any successful transaction as it ensures what the parties agreed to is included in the agreement. However, you must be very careful because if it’s not in the purchase agreement then it’s not part of the transaction even if it is in the letter of intent or you’ve been discussing it verbally with the other party.    

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Posted on 03/21/2018 at 11:45 AM

The Legal Requirements of Starting Your Dental Practice

By Ali Oromchian Esq

When you start your dental practice, you want to be sure that you're fully covered legally. Just like purchasing malpractice or disability insurance helps protect you in the event something doesn’t happen as planned, setting up the legal structure of your dental practice correctly will also help protect you.

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Posted on 03/07/2018 at 08:31 AM

Firing an Employee Who Has Claimed Harassment: Avoiding a Retaliation Complaint

By Ali Oromchian Esq

An employee files a harassment claim against her direct supervisor. Some time later, before the supervisor has been advised of the employee's claim, the employee commits a fire-able offense. The supervisor wishes to terminate the employee. Can you fire the employee without concern over a retaliation complaint, since the supervisor didn't even know about the employee's harassment allegations?

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Posted on 11/01/2017 at 08:18 AM

Advertising your Dental Practice – Know the Law

By Ali Oromchian Esq

Just as the rise of the television set impacted advertising in the mid-20th century, social media (and the internet in general) are changing the nature of the ad business in a variety of fields. Professionals such as dentists, doctors, and attorneys are beginning to take note of the ways in which the internet – and social media in particular - can be used to market their practices and even to communicate with their current patients and clients. Now is always a good time to examine your approach to advertising and making adjustments as necessary. But before you do, you should ensure that you are familiar with state laws and professional regulations which dictate which advertisements are permissible.

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Posted on 09/27/2017 at 10:00 AM

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