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Business Name Approval For Your Practice – What You Need to Know

When a practitioner is thinking of forming a new practice — or if they are purchasing a practice — forming a legal entity is often part of the process. In New York, their choices are a professional service corporation (PC) or a professional service limited liability...

Commercial Leases and Buying a Practice

Many times when a practitioner purchases a practice, they are not just purchasing the goodwill and equipment — they may also be taking over the commercial lease. Staying in the same space is often advantageous because it makes it easier for patients to continue their...

When a Physician Leaves a Practice, What Happens to Their Patients?

Generally, healthcare practices today employ several physicians to cover the needs of all of their patients — but what happens when one of them leaves the practice? When a physician joins a medical practice, they will likely have agreed to a non-solicitation clause in...

What is an Operating Agreement?

An operating agreement is a contract that outlines how a Professional Limited Liability Company (PLLC) will function from its inception. It can diffuse potential disputes between members if the agreement addresses certain areas of concern for the PLLC.   For example,...

Startup Costs Associated with Opening a Medical Practice

When practitioners are thinking about opening up their own practice, regardless of specialty or field, there are a couple of concepts for them to consider to make sure that it's a viable option for them. Funding The Startup Costs The first question to ask is “How will...

Upcoming Seminar: The Ethics of Networking for Law Professionals

This September I am co-presenting a seminar at the New York County Lawyers Association and through Lawline at New York Law School with Janet Falk of Falk Communications and Research on the topic “Ethically Strengthen Your Networking Skills.”  During the presentation,...

Can “Employed” Practitioners Protect Their Ideas & Inventions?

An employment agreement often includes language that prevents or limits a practitioner from taking ownership of their own intellectual property (IP).  This can include IP such as research, inventions, patents or trademarks.  Before joining a practice, practitioners...

Reflections on the 9-Year Anniversary of My Practice

This month, my practice turns nine. Back when I first began, I was not quite sure where the business would lead me — and I am happy to say that the opportunities I have had surpass anything that I could have imagined. In this past year alone, I have hired an...

Practitioners: Define and Clarify Your Outside Activity Limitations

When a practitioner joins a new practice, the employer wants the employee to dedicate all of their professional time to the practice. They generally do not want practitioners to engage in outside activities — even though it is on their own time — such as teaching,...