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Monday, May 21, 2018

Tips for Buying A Veterinary Practice


Becoming a veterinarian can be a lucrative career, provided that you master the business terrain. While it is crucial to have the proper education and obtain the necessary license, there are a number of important considerations involved. This article of a brief discussion of the steps you should take when buying into a veterinary practice.
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Monday, August 31, 2015

Do you have a Death or Disability Clause in your Office Lease?


This past week I negotiated a lease on behalf of an ophthalmologist and I wanted to share an essential but often overlooked lease provision, “Termination upon Death or Disability.”  If a closely-held company is entering into a lease, the company needs to consider whether it can continue to operate if a critical owner or employee dies or becomes disabled and cannot work.  Examples include physicians, dentists, veterinarians, attorneys, architects, chiropractors and other types of unique personal services where another person cannot easily step in and run the company.  The company must have the ability to terminate the lease if it loses its critical person.

Without protective language in the lease, the company will remain bound to the lease despite the absence of the critical person.
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Working Interviews: To Pay or Not to Pay?


I’ve heard the term “working interview” used often with dental and veterinarian practices.  A “working interview” is when the practice/employer wants to observe the clinical or clerical skills of job applicants (dentists, dental hygienists, veterinarians, assistants) or their clerical staff (front office and billing staff) by actually seeing the applicant perform essential job duties before they hire the applicant as an employee. 

The question is often raised, “do I need to pay wages for working interviews?”

The answer….it depends.  I know, that’s the typical lawyer answer.
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