Owning or operating a veterinary practice can be rewarding despite the potential legal and tax liabilities and other risks. Given that the veterinary space is highly competitive, the best way to manage such risks is by consulting an experienced veterinary attorney. Whether you need assistance resolving a contract dispute, negotiating an equipment lease, or buying or selling a veterinary practice, Mahan Law is the informed choice in veterinary law.
As the owner of a veterinary hospital, lead attorney Anthony Mahan understands the challenges facing veterinarians in the contemporary landscape of veterinary medicine. He also serves as in-house counsel to over 40 independent veterinary hospitals and believes that all practice owners should have access to affordable legal and consulting services, which is why Mahan Law offers clients a variety of retainer plans.
In collaboration with a network of co-counsel attorneys, our retainer plans provide veterinary professionals flat fee legal representation on a wide range of matters, including:
- Practice management
- Legal and human resource counseling
- Practice start-up
- Practice transitions
- Governmental compliance
- Civil litigation
At Mahan Law, we provide business management services and help veterinary professionals develop and implement operating procedures to keep their practices running smoothly so that they can focus on practicing veterinary medicine.
Legal and Human Resource Consulting
While veterinarians are dedicated to providing quality care to pets and animals, running a practice is also about managing people. Our legal team counsels clients on human resource management issues and works with them to design policies and procedures on common HR issues such as attendance, stress management, reprimands, and terminations.
In the event of an employment dispute, we represent clients in administrative proceedings before relevant state agencies, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and, if necessary, in state and federal court. Ultimately, we believe it is crucial for veterinary practices to establish positive work environments free from discrimination and harassment.
Veterinary Practice Startups
Starting a veterinary practice involves a variety of considerations, from selecting the right business entity and coordinating financing, to licensing requirements and protecting your practice from litigation. As fellow veterinary professionals, we can help you minimize the risks of operating a veterinary practice while helping you achieve your business objectives.
Consulting on Practice Transitions
Selling or buying a veterinary practice can be a complicated undertaking which makes having proper legal representation essential. Our experienced veterinary transition attorneys work with buyers and sellers on all aspects of practice transitions from negotiating deal terms and preparing nonbinding letters of intent to secure financing and coordinating closings.
We provide ongoing counsel on governmental compliance to a wide range of veterinary professionals including Doctors of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), pet hospitals, animal clinics, and veterinary technicians. We advise clients on applicable state rules and regulations concerning facility standards, sanitary requirements, housing requirements, specifications for surgical facilities, and building maintenance requirements. In addition, our attorneys represent clients in administrative proceedings before state medical boards and help to assert defenses against potential enforcement and disciplinary actions.
Like any business, veterinary practices face the potential of legal disputes. At Mahan Law, we represent clients before state courts and medical licensing boards across the country. Although we prefer to reach negotiated settlements through alternative forms of dispute resolution (e.g. arbitration, mediation), we have the skills and resources to litigate any matter. Knowing that legal proceedings can be intimidating, we will provide you with powerful representation when you need it most.
Why You Should Trust Mahan Law For Your Consulting Needs
Through a retainer plan, you will also receive ongoing counsel on matters such as practice valuations, veterinary leases, waivers, consents, and forms, employment contracts and risk assessment. In short, our retainer plans are designed to cover all your veterinary practice's legal needs while avoiding hourly billing for legal services. If a dispute rises to the level of civil litigation and court intervention becomes necessary, we offer reduced litigation fees and collection rates. With a retainer plan, you will have confidence knowing that our legal team is always on your side.
Contact Our Experienced Veterinary Attorneys
At Mahan Law, our comprehensive legal services are provided on a flat fee basis that will add value to your practice. When you participate in a retainer plan, you will have access not only to highly experienced attorneys but fellow veterinary professionals as well. Please contact our office today to set up a free consultation.
Mahan Law provides consulting for owners of veterinary practices throughout the United States including the states of Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.