Mahan Law offers comprehensive legal services tailored for veterinary professionals in Pennsylvania. Whether starting a new veterinary practice, acquiring an existing one, or navigating a practice transition, you need the informed representation we provide.
Through strategic partnerships with reputable veterinary attorneys, brokers, appraisers, financial professionals, and lenders with an understanding of the veterinary space, our firm offers comprehensive guidance on every facet of owning and operating a veterinary practice. Contact our office today for a consultation.
Buying a Veterinary Practice in Pennsylvania
If you are acquiring a veterinary practice, you need an attorney who understands the nuances of the Pennsylvania market. Our team is well-equipped to guide you through the process and handle all the details, such as:
- Collaborating with our extensive network of brokers to identify an available veterinary practice that suits your objectives
- Negotiating with the seller and their legal counsel to ensure a favorable outcome
- Preparing essential documents like the Letter of Intent and other transactional paperwork to facilitate a seamless transition
- Conducting thorough due diligence, providing you with a comprehensive understanding of the practice’s current state and potential risks
- Arranging for financing from investors and lenders, enabling you to secure the necessary funds for the purchase
- Closing of the transaction, ensuring a smooth and successful transition of ownership.
Let our experienced Pennsylvania veterinary lawyers help you navigate the intricacies of purchasing a veterinary practice. You can depend on us to negotiate a fair and reasonable purchase price and tie up any loose ends, such as:
- Drafting employment agreements to ensure a smooth transition for existing staff.
- Preparing non-competition and non-solicitation agreements to protect the practice’s interests and prevent unfair competition
- Providing legal counsel on real estate matters and leases associated with the veterinary practice.
- Facilitating the seamless transition of clients and patients during the ownership transfer
- Assisting with the assumption of liabilities to ensure a risk-averse transition
Trust Mahan Law to manage the entire process diligently, ensuring a swift and successful practice acquisition.
Selling a Veterinary Practice in Pennsylvania
Mahan Law represents veterinary professionals considering retiring and selling their practices. We collaborate with veterinary brokers with knowledge of the Pennsylvania market and accountants, appraisers, and other financial professionals to determine the value of your practice.
As your legal partner, we will help you navigate all aspects of the transaction and plan your exit strategy. Whether you are structuring an associate buy-in or selling your veterinary practice to a corporate consolidator, you can depend on us to protect your interests and maximize your return on investment.
Representing Veterinary Startups
Building a veterinary practice from the ground up requires careful planning. From choosing the appropriate business entity to identifying an optimal location and navigating local and state licensing requirements, our firm is here to offer strategic guidance. Our comprehensive legal services for veterinary startups include:
- Conducting comprehensive market research and analysis
- Facilitating business entity formation
- Addressing funding and tax matters
- Engaging in commercial lease negotiation and strategic planning
- Ensuring compliance with building and zoning regulations
With a wealth of experience in negotiating and drafting ownership and partnership agreements, our adept team will guide you throughout the entire process of launching your veterinary practice. Our Pennsylvania veterinary attorneys can assist with:
- Obtaining financing to support your venture
- Securing favorable commercial lease agreements
- Developing comprehensive employment agreements, policies, and procedures
- Implementing effective marketing and advertising strategies
- Protecting your practice from potential litigation
Our team collaborates with local real estate agents to identify suitable locations and efficiently manage interactions with vendors, suppliers, builders, and lenders on your behalf.
Real Estate Advice for Veterinary Professionals
At Mahan Law, we advise clients on commercial property transactions. Our services include negotiation and preparation of purchase and sales agreements and lease agreements, while also assisting in arranging financing options. We will leverage our understanding of the real estate markets in Pennsylvania to help you secure an optimal location for your veterinary practice.
In the event of disputes with clients, vendors, or partners, or enforcement actions from veterinary boards, we are comfortable in arbitration, administrative, and court proceedings. While many disputes can and should be resolved through alternative dispute resolution (ADR), such as mediation and arbitration, our trial lawyers are fully prepared to litigate, if necessary, to attain the best possible outcome. Trust our veterinary attorneys to find innovative solutions for your veterinary practice.
Veterinary Consultation and Retainer Plans
Our firm offers ongoing counsel through veterinary consultation and retainer plans. This flat-fee plan covers all your legal needs without the burden of hourly billing for legal services such as phone calls, emails, contract drafting, compliance, and risk management. In the event of litigation requiring court appearances, you will benefit from reduced fees and favorable collection rates. Above all, we are committed to helping you balance the demands of your business, legal considerations, and the highest quality of patient care.
Talk To An Experience Pennsylvania Veterinary Attorney Today
Let Mahan Law advise you on all aspects of practice ownership so you can focus on treating your clients’ pets and livestock. Contact us today to get started.