Joseph Downing Law
(937) 458-3855
104 W. Main Street, Ste B
Tipp City, Ohio 45371
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About the Lawyers

We understand that a dental practice is not just another business. Accordingly, we strive to provide a broad range of legal services to dental practices from launch to wind up and everything in between. Whether buying a dental practice, selling a dental practice, or trying to tackle any number of business and compliance issues that arise in the ordinary course, we can help your dental practice thrive.

A sampling of our legal services for dental practices include:

  • Formation of entities for dental practices, including corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and professional corporations
  • Preparation and implementation of dental practice agreements, including by-laws, shareholder/dentist agreements, buy-sell agreements, operating agreements, partnership agreements, stock/unit sale agreements, stock/unit purchase agreements, and merger/acquisition agreements
  • Preparation and implementation of employment related agreements, including: employee handbooks; employee contracts for dentists, hygienists, and other dental professional specialties; independent contractor agreements; non-competition agreements; non-solicitation agreements; confidentiality agreements; and severance agreements
  • Assistance with real property matters, including purchase/sale contracts for dental office buildings and condos, letters of intent, commercial leases, and other regulatory zoning and compliance issues involving real property unique to dental practices
  • Advising dental practices on implementation, practice, and compliance with Ohio and Federal laws relating to employment, including Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, PDA, OAWA, health care continuation, workers’ compensation, unemployment compensation, NLRA, FLSA, Ohio wage and hour laws, OSHA, and COBRA
  • We offer a unique emphasis on healthcare and dentistry laws and compliance, including dentist employment contracts, assistance with insurance and billing issues, privacy and electronic records laws (including HIPAA and HITECH), Medicare and Medicaid compliance, day-to-day operations of practices, audits conducted by State and Federal Agencies
  • Negotiation, planning, and other assistance with dentist compensation packages, including tax aspects, stock options, benefits, and related issues

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