Michigan Veterinary Practice Attorney

Mahan Law provides comprehensive legal services to veterinary professionals in Michigan. Our seasoned veterinary attorneys advise clients on all aspects of practice ownership.  Whether starting a new veterinary practice, expanding an existing one, or planning a transition, trust us to provide informed guidance and personal attention.

From associate buy-ins to real estate acquisitions and business succession, our firm is your ideal legal partner. Once you become our client, we will work strategically to help you achieve your goals. Call us today for a consultation

Representing Veterinary Professionals In Michigan

Our firm advises clients on all aspects of owning and operating a veterinary practice.

Starting a Veterinary Practice 

Starting a veterinary practice in Michigan is challenging. From identifying a prime location to forming the right business entity, from arranging for funding to attracting new clients, having informed representation is essential. Mahan Law is here to assist with matters such as:

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

Our experienced veterinary attorneys regularly negotiate, prepare, and review ownership and partnership agreements and commercial leases and assist with developing employment agreements, policies and procedures, and marketing campaigns. We also provide ongoing counsel to veterinarians on a variety of business, legal, and regulatory affairs. 

Buying a Veterinary Practice

Buying a veterinary practice in the contemporary landscape requires careful planning. From identifying a target practice to competing with corporate consolidators, Mahan Law has you covered. We regularly help veterinary professionals navigate practice acquisitions in markets around the country. 

By collaborating with a network of veterinary brokers with knowledge of the Michigan markets, we will help you identify a suitable veterinary practice. Our veterinary attorneys will handle all the logistics, including:

  • Negotiating a fair and reasonable purchase price with the seller and their counsel
  • Preparing the necessary transaction documents, including the Letter of Intent and purchase and sales agreement
  • Conducting due diligence to identify potential financial and legal liabilities
  • Coordinating financing through investors and lenders with knowledge of the veterinary space
  • Representing you during the closing

You can depend on us to protect your interests and handle the transaction diligently and professionally. 

Selling a Veterinary Practice

Mahan Law is the law firm of choice for veterinary professionals selling their practices. Our veterinary attorneys regularly collaborate with accountants, brokers, and financial professionals to determine the value of the practice. In addition, we will use our knowledge of the market to help you identify potential buyers inside or outside of Michigan.  

You can rely on us to help you navigate all aspects of the sale, whether you are selling your veterinary practice to a third party or transitioning through an associate buy-in. Let us help you plan your exit strategy and seamlessly transition to the next chapter in your life. 

Advising Michigan Veterinary Professionals on Real Estate Transactions

We advise veterinary professionals on commercial property transactions, including purchases and leases. Our knowledge of the real estate market in Michigan will enable you to find the best location for your practice. We regularly negotiate, prepare, and review purchase and sales agreements and commercial leases, arrange financing, and work to ensure smooth closings. 

Civil Litigation

Disputes come with the territory of practice ownership. When disputes rise to the level of litigation, having trustworthy advice and counsel is crucial. That's where Mahan Law steps in. 

Whether you are facing a dispute with clients or vendors, a partnership disagreement, or an enforcement action by the veterinary board, we have an impressive track record of success in arbitration and court proceedings. While many veterinary disputes can and should be resolved amicably, we will take your case to court if necessary to achieve the desired result. 

Veterinary Consultation and Retainer Plans

Veterinary professionals in Michigan can benefit from our consultation and retainer plans. Our plans feature a flat fee for legal services such as:

  • Acquisitions and sales
  • Regulatory compliance and risk management
  • Contract preparation 
  • Day-to-day legal needs (e.g. phone calls, emails)

Many clients prefer this approach because it avoids hourly billing, provides for predictable legal budgeting, and helps to manage legal and business demands without sacrificing patient care. 

Why Mahan Law?

As the owner of a veterinary clinic, lead counsel Anthony Mahan knows how to run a successful practice. Our team of professionals understands the challenges of doing business in Michigan and is committed to your success. By collaborating with a respected network of veterinary brokers, appraisers,  financial experts, and lenders, we will guide you on all aspects of practice ownership. Whether you are starting a new practice, buying an existing one, or planning a transition, we will provide trustworthy advice, objective insights, and cost-effective solutions.

Talk to An Experienced Michigan Veterinary Attorney Today!

Mahan Law provides unparalleled legal services to the veterinary community in Michigan. When you partner with us, we will work to protect your interests and help you achieve your objectives in the veterinary space. Contact us today for a confidential consultation.