Contracts and Business Transactions
Health care professionals often take part in a wide range of business transactions including mergers and acquisitions, formation of legal entities, franchising, joint ventures, and contracts and agreements between partners, corporate shareholders, and employees.
Our Health Law Group assists health care providers, insurance companies, clearinghouses and supply companies find an attorney to help them with all of their corporate and business needs.
When healthcare entrepreneurs decide to form a health care practice or corporate entity, they turn to the Health Law Group. We can connect you with a top-rated attorney with experience in general corporate law and specialized areas of health care law, including:
Choice of Entity:
An attorney can help advise you and your business partners on the most appropriate legal structure for your enterprise.
Choices of business entities include:
- S Corporation
- C Corporation
- Close Corporation
- Limited Liability Company (LLC)
- Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
- Professional Corporation (PC)
- Professional Limited Liability Partnership (PLLP)
Each entity has its own set of rules and regulations that may apply to them.
Formation Agreements and Other Documents:
Forming a legal entity requires certain formal documents.
Some documents that you and your attorney should be familiar with when forming a legal entity include:
- Articles of Incorporation
- Aticles of Organization (LLC)
- Bylaws (for Corporations)
- Operating Agreements (LLC)
- Buy-Sell Agreements
- Partnership Agreements
- Shareholder Agreements
- Transfer Agreements
- Employee Contracts
- Recruitment Agreements
- Confidentiality Agreements
- Non-Compete Agreements
- Real Estate Transactions
- Lease Agreements
- And more…
Hospital and Physician Joint Ventures
Hospitals and physicians continue to develop more integrated networks through joint ventures. Regulatory authorities take hospital and physician joint ventures very seriously and often attach excessive fines and punishments to convictions for things like improper kickbacks and illegal fee-splitting arrangements.
Surgery centers lend themselves to joint ventures given the fact that they are typically separate Limited Liability Companies and are allowed by the federal government to be jointly owned by physicians and hospitals.
There is a strong trend to have more surgery centers developed in conjunction with hospitals. This includes hospitals and physicians coming together to develop new centers, as well as hospitals reaching out to physicians to have them join as partners in existing surgery centers.
Purchase, Sale, Merger, Conversion, or Dissolution of Your Business
Contact the Health Law Group now for assistance with corporate governance dissolution and the wind-up of your business, or the purchase, sale, merger, or conversion of your corporation, LLC, or LLP.
Our attorneys will help you draft agreements with exit provisions to protect your rights in the event one partner or shareholder decides to leave the business entity.
To learn more about the legal implications of purchasing or selling a pharmacy or medical practice, click the links below:
We help physicians and medical professionals review and negotiate all types of health care contracts including employment contracts and agreements for the provision of professional services. Whether you have been practicing for years or are new to the profession, having the help of an attorney who is experienced with health care contract formation and litigation can help you.
Let us connect you with an attorney who is specifically focused on helping medical professionals with:
We can connect you with an attorney who can help you draft, negotiate, and execute the best contract for your specific needs. Interpreting and resolving contractual issues at the onset of the agreement is the key to any successful contract.
Having an attorney review your contract may help you avoid unnecessary litigation in the future. When parties enter into binding legal agreements disputes may arise months or even years down the line. These disputes can result in financial loss and the loss of your medical practice as a whole.
Whether a party to your contract failed to perform their end or you are dealing with an ongoing dispute, litigating your contract may be necessary. The Health Law Group Can put you in contact with physician-focused attorneys with experience litigating all types of complicated commercial and business contracts.
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Our attorneys understand the healthcare industry and can help you with all of your health care practice and business needs. We have represented hospitals, clinics, physicians, pharmacists, administrators, and other health care industry professionals.