At Mahan Law we are a leading veterinary business law firm and consulting firm and can represent or provide consulting to veterinary practices throughout the country*.  What sets us apart from traditional lawyers "dipping their toes" into veterinary business law is our founder and managing attorney, Anthony A. Mahan.  Mr. Mahan and his wife, Dr. Jennifer Mahan, own and operate Riverview Animal Hospital in Bellevue, KY.  Since that time Mr. Mahan has dedicated a large portion of his legal practice to representing veterinary hospitals, owners, doctors, and associates in various matters.  We understand the inner workings of a veterinary practice and the various legal issue that can arise.  Check out our standalone resource for our veterinary clients at  

We represent several hospitals on a individualized monthly retainer plans designed to provide your business almost all of its routine legal needs while also having an attorney on-call to deal with issues as they arise.  Apart from protecting your hospital from potential legal threats monthly retainer clients also don't pay hourly for phone calls, emails, research to resolve issues, consultation, standardized forms, contract review, legal drafting, negotiation with vendors and clients, collection letters, etc.  Not to mention all new clients receive a Risk Assessment Profile in which we review your hospital for any threats and work on creating best practices for the legal health of your business.

Mahan Law also provides legal representation and consulting on matters specifically related to the veterinary business:

Assisting Start-up Veterinary Practices 

  • Legal Entity Selection and Formation for New Practices
  • Assistance Obtaining Proper Permits and Compliance
  • Assistance with insurance agreements and protection
  • Ownership Agreements
  • Risk Assessment and General Counsel Representation
  • Commercial Lease Negotiation and Planning
  • Building and Zoning Compliance
  • Initial human resource set up (employee handbooks, applications, discipline structure, etc.)
  • Access to expansive database of proven legal forms
  • Negotiation and Contracting with Building Contractors

Veterinary Practice Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Representing Buyers of Veterinary Practices
  • Representing Sellers of Veterinary Practices
  • Associate Buy-in Agreements
  • Asset Sale Purchase Agreements (Buy/Sell Agreements)

Assisting Established Practices

  • Legal and Practice Consulting for Owners and Practice Managers
  • Human Resource Management
  • Employment Agreements
  • Doctor and Practice Manager Contracts
  • Employee Handbooks
  • Employee Discipline Procedures, Forms, and Advice
  • Employee Dispute Resolution
  • Federal, State, and Local Labor Compliance and Representation
  • Employment Lawsuit Representation before EEOC, State, and Federal Courts.
  • Assistance with Proper Employee Termination
  • Employee Benefits Planning

Preparation of Contracts

  • Hospital Waivers and Consents
  • Review and Negotiation of Vendor Agreements
  • Best Practices for Use of Forms (consents, waivers, etc.)
  • Ownership Agreements (including operating agreements and bylaws)

Creditor Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

Collections and Account Receivables Assistance

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Commercial Lease Negotiation and Planning

Succession Planning for Veterinary Practices

  • Estate Planning for Practice Owners
  • Exit Strategy Planning (preparing to sell or transition practice)


  • Representation of Hospitals as Designated Insurance Counsel
  • Representation of Individuals 
  • Dog Bite Lawsuits
  • Animal Abuse 
  • Veterinary Malpractice 


* Services outside Ohio and Kentucky may be performed in association with, or by, other attorneys.

Our office is conveniently located in Newport, Kentucky (less than two miles from downtown Cincinnati), but we handle cases throughout the states of Ohio and Kentucky. We also routinely meet with our clients at their offices or homes if more convenient.

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