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

A sampling of our legal services for veterinary practices include:

  • Formation of entities for veterinary practices, including corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and professional corporations
  • Preparation and implementation of veterinary practice agreements, including by-laws, shareholder/veterinarian 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 veterinarians, technicians, and other veterinary 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 veterinary office buildings and condos, letters of intent, commercial leases, and other regulatory zoning and compliance issues involving real property unique to veterinary practices
  • Advising veterinary 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 veterinary laws and compliance, including veterinarian employment contracts, assistance with insurance and billing issues, day-to-day operations of practices, and audits conducted by private insurers
  • Negotiation, planning, and other assistance with veterinarian compensation packages, including tax aspects, stock options, benefits, and related issues

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