Indiana Veterinary Practice Attorney

Mahan Law provides comprehensive legal services to veterinary professionals in Indiana. Our firm represents veterinarians on matters ranging from practice formation and associate buy-ins to real estate transactions and business succession.  We are the law firm of choice for veterinary practices nationwide. 

By collaborating with a respected network of veterinary attorneys, brokers, appraisers, financial professionals, and lenders, we advise clients on all aspects of owning and operating a veterinary practice. Whether you are starting, buying, or transitioning a practice, trust our legal team to guide you. Call today for a consultation. 

Buying a Veterinary Practice in Indiana

When buying a veterinary practice, having an attorney who understands the Indiana market is invaluable. You can depend on Mahan Law to help you navigate the acquisition. We will work with our team of veterinary brokers to identify an available practice and guide you through all aspects of the purchase. Our Indiana veterinary attorneys will:

  • Prepare the Letter of Intent and other transaction documents
  • Conduct due diligence on the target practice
  • Negotiate with the seller and opposing counsel  
  • Arrange financing through investors and lenders 
  • Coordinate the transaction closing 

We will negotiate a justifiable purchase price based on value, location, and market conditions and tie up all the loose ends of buying a veterinary practice, including:

  • Employment agreements
  • Non-competition and non-solicitation agreements
  • Real estate and leases
  • Client/patient transitioning
  • Liability assumption

Trust Mahan Law to manage the process efficiently and close the deal expediently. 

Selling a Veterinary Practice

Our firm also represents veterinarians in Indiana who plan to sell their practices. By collaborating with accountants, brokers, and financial professionals, we will determine the value of your practice, guide you through all phases of the transaction, and help plan your exit strategy. Whether you are selling to a corporate consolidator or negotiating an associate buy-in, we will structure the deal to maximize your return on investment. 

Start-up Services for Indiana Veterinarians

Starting a new veterinary practice involves several phases: selecting the right business entity, finding the right location, attracting new patients, negotiating with vendors, and complying with state and local licensing requirements. Mahan Law is here to help you build a solid foundation for your veterinary practice. Our comprehensive start-up services include: 

  • Market research and analysis
  • Business entity formation
  • Funding and tax issues
  • Commercial lease negotiation and planning
  • Building and zoning compliance

Our veterinary attorneys regularly negotiate and prepare ownership, partnership, and operating agreements and can also assist with matters such as: 

  • Arranging for financing
  • Commercial real estate purchases and leases
  • Developing employment agreements, policies, and procedures
  • Marketing and advertising

We collaborate with Indiana real estate agents with knowledge of the veterinary market to identify suitable locations. Let our legal team handle all dealings with builders, lenders, vendors, and suppliers. 

Our Veterinary Attorneys Understand the Indiana Real Estate Market

Whether you are acquiring or leasing commercial property for your veterinary practice, Mahan Law can help. Our attorneys regularly advise veterinary startups on commercial property transactions, negotiate, prepare, and review purchase and sales agreements and leases, and arrange financing with a network of lenders who know the veterinary space. When you partner with us, we will help you find a prime location for your new veterinary practice. 

Civil Litigation Attorney

Like any business, operating a veterinary practice comes with the risk of disputes, whether with clients, vendors, or veterinary boards. Whether you are facing the potential of litigation or regulatory enforcement action, having an experienced veterinary attorney is essential. 

At Mahan Law, we have a well-deserved reputation as dedicated advocates with an impressive track record of success in arbitration and court proceedings. While many veterinary disputes can and should be settled through negotiations, we have the skills and experience to litigate if necessary. 

Veterinary Consultation and Retainer Plans

Mahan Law provides ongoing counsel to veterinary professionals through our consultation and retainer plans. This is a flat-fee plan that covers day-to-day legal services, such as:

  • Phone calls
  • Emails
  • Contract drafting
  • Compliance
  • Risk management
  • Court appearances

Our veterinary retainer plans allow us to build a relationship with you through all aspects of practice ownership, from startup and growing your dental practice to practice transitions. By entrusting your legal issues to us, you can focus on running your veterinary practice and caring for your patients. 

Representing Veterinary Professionals In Indiana

At Mahan Law, we are committed to helping our clients achieve their objectives. When you become our client, you can be confident that your success is our objective. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.