Practice Formation & Corporate Structure

Forming a medical practice is handled much differently than forming any other type of business. There are regulations that must be adhered to, regulations that are specific to the medical industry. Failure to comply with practice formation regulations could lead to serious repercussions, including fraud claims that may prove very costly.

At the law firm of Abrams Fensterman, LLP, we have the experience to set up the appropriate corporate structure to protect medical practices from liability.

The Essentials of Practice Formation

A PC (Professional Corporation) must be owned by medical professionals, such as medical doctors (MD) and doctors of osteopathy (DO). Our attorneys can assist in this essential first step.

We are also available to assist with all other steps involved in practice formation, including the creation of bylaws and articles of incorporation. We can assist with the filing of all documentation. We can see that shares and stocks are addressed appropriately.

Our lawyers can also make recommendations as to whether nurses, physicians and other staff should be enlisted as employees or as independent contractors. We can provide guidance as to which is safer from a liability standpoint, as well as which is most advantageous financially. In addition to making recommendations, we can draft the appropriate documentation for either choice.

The Future of a Medical Practice

After practice formation, our law firm can assist with all future issues. We work with our clients to ensure that the corporate structure is properly maintained throughout the life of the practice.

We can assist with the process of buying and selling medical practices, which is a uniquely complex matter due to the regulations dictating how a practice must be owned.

Contact Our Law Firm

For further information about our legal counsel when it comes to opening a medical practice and corporate structure, please contact our law firm on Long Island at 516-328-2300, in Brooklyn at 718-215-5300, White Plains at 914-607-7010, Rochester at 585-218-9999 or Albany at 518-535-9477 to schedule an initial consultation.


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