Florida Veterinary Practice Attorney

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Mahan Law offers a wide range of legal services tailored to the needs of veterinary professionals in Florida. Working with a seasoned veterinary attorney is crucial whether you are starting a new practice, buying an existing one, or planning a transition.

Lead attorney Anthony Mahan focuses his practice on assisting veterinarians with matters ranging from forming a practice and associate buy-ins to handling real estate transactions and business succession planning. As a veterinary clinic owner, he is uniquely qualified to help you achieve your objectives. 

Collaborating with a Team of Veterinary Professionals

Our firm collaborates with reputable veterinary attorneys, brokers, appraisers, financial professionals, and lenders who possess a deep understanding of the veterinary space in Florida. By leveraging their expertise, we provide comprehensive guidance to clients on every aspect of owning and operating a veterinary practice. When you work with us, you can trust our legal team to steer you in the right direction. Please contact our office today to book a consultation. 

Starting a Veterinary Practice in Florida

Mahan Law understands that starting a veterinary practice requires careful consideration and planning. Our team of Florida veterinary attorneys offers strategic advice and objective insights on matters such as:

  • Market research and analysis to determine the viability of your practice in a specific location
  • Business entity formation to ensure compliance with state regulations and protect personal assets
  • Funding and tax issues to help secure financing and minimize tax liability
  • Commercial lease negotiation and planning to help you secure an ideal location and avoid potential legal issues
  • Building and zoning compliance to ensure your practice is in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations

We have extensive experience in negotiating and preparing ownership and partnership agreements and will guide you through all aspects of starting your veterinary practice, including:

  • Securing financing to help fund your practice's startup costs
  • Commercial leasing to help you find the perfect location and negotiate a favorable lease agreement
  • Developing employment agreements, policies, and procedures to protect your business and employees
  • Marketing and advertising to help build your brand and attract new clients
  • Protecting your business from litigation by preparing the necessary legal documents

Our legal team also works with real estate agents to identify suitable locations, and we regularly handle all dealings with vendors, suppliers, builders, and lenders. Trust us to provide comprehensive guidance throughout the process of starting your veterinary practice.

Buying a Veterinary Practice in Florida

Mahan Law is the ideal legal partner for those seeking to purchase a veterinary practice in Florida. We can help you navigate all aspects of practice acquisition and will work tirelessly to ensure a seamless transaction. Our legal team will:

  • Utilize our network of brokers to identify an available veterinary practice
  • Negotiate with the seller and their attorneys to secure a fair and reasonable purchase price
  • Prepare the Letter of Intent and other transaction documents
  • Perform due diligence to identify any potential issues with the practice
  • Arrange for financing through investors and lenders
  • Close the transaction in a timely and efficient manner

Our Florida veterinary lawyers have extensive experience in handling the details of purchasing a veterinary practice, including employment agreements, non-competition, and non-solicitation agreements, real estate and leases, client/patient transitioning, and liability assumption. We will manage the entire process and work diligently to ensure a successful outcome. Contact us today to begin your journey toward practice ownership.

Selling a Veterinary Practice

Mahan Law is the go-to firm for veterinary professionals in Florida who are considering retirement and selling their practices. Our extensive knowledge of the local market enables us to identify potential buyers, both within and outside the state. Our veterinary attorney collaborates with accountants, brokers, and financial professionals to determine the true value of your practice.

We understand that selling a practice can be a complex and emotional process, which is why we work closely with you through all phases of the transaction. We will help you plan your exit strategy and navigate the intricacies of the sale, whether you are selling to a third party or transitioning your practice through an associate buy-in. Our strategic approach is designed to protect your interests and maximize your return on investment. When you partner with us, you can trust that we will handle every detail with the utmost care and professionalism.

Real Estate Advice for Veterinary Professionals

If you're planning to acquire or lease commercial property, you need the informed representation Mahan Law provides. We advise clients on all aspects of commercial property transactions, including:

  • Negotiating and preparing purchase and sales agreements and leases to ensure a smooth and successful transaction
  • Arranging financing to help you secure the necessary funding for your property acquisition or lease
  • Providing guidance on the real estate markets in Florida to help you find the perfect location for your veterinary practice

We understand the importance of securing a prime location for your veterinary practice, and our experienced Florida veterinary attorneys are here to help you every step of the way. Trust us to provide comprehensive guidance and support throughout the commercial property transaction process.

Civil Litigation

Civil litigation can be a challenging experience for veterinary professionals in Florida. Whether it's a dispute with clients or vendors, partnership disagreements, or enforcement actions by the veterinary board, Mahan Law is here to provide effective representation in arbitration and court proceedings.

Veterinary Consultation and Retainer Plans

Our veterinary law firm offers consultation and retainer plans for veterinary professionals in Florida. These plans provide a flat fee for all legal services, including advice on startups, acquisitions, sales, compliance, risk management, contract drafting, and day-to-day legal needs such as phone calls and emails. This approach avoids hourly billing and allows for a more predictable legal budget.

If your veterinary practice is involved in litigation requiring court appearances, our retainer plan offers reduced fees and collection rates. Our ongoing counsel will help you navigate the legal considerations and balance them with business demands and patient care. With our veterinary consultation and retainer plans, you can focus on providing excellent veterinary care to your patients while leaving the legal complexities to us.

Talk To An Experienced Florida Veterinary Attorney Today

Mahan Law is committed to guiding veterinary professionals through every facet of practice ownership, allowing them to prioritize the care of their clients' beloved pets and animals. To begin exploring your legal options, please contact us today and schedule a consultation.