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Business Law for Doctors, Dentist and Veterinarians

A major part of Dominic's practice has been to work with medical doctors, dentists and oral surgeons, and veterinarians, and various specialties thereof, to meet their business planning needs. In doing so, Dominic combines Totman Law's skill and expertise in the business law practice area with his intimate knowledge of the licensing statutes and rules. This has allowed Totman Law to develop a unique platform aimed at meeting business law needs for North Carolina's healthcare professionals.

From buying and selling practices, facilitating partnerships and practice growth, and providing ongoing legal representation to meet the ever-changing needs of North Carolina's doctors, dentists and vets, Totman Law Office is the right law firm for the healthcare professionals of North Carolina.

Case Study. A great example is the purchase of a first practice. Totman Law's sophisticated M&A expertise is brought to bear to facilitate the purchase of a practice, representing the buyer through all stages of the M&A transaction. Once closing occurs, however, Totman Law's relationship-based post-closing representation allows a budget friendly, fixed fee approach to accomplishing business legal needs such as employment agreements and policies, commercial lease work, vendor agreement review, as well as providing ongoing counsel for the one-off legal questions that invariably come up in any given day of a practice.

Business Law Representation for Healthcare Professionals. Totman Law provides business law representation tailored and customized to take into account the particular business and personal planning needs of North Carolina's healthcare professionals. Doctors, dentists and veterinarians have very difficult and incredibly important jobs. Totman Law can help meet your legal needs and help keep your focus on the day-to-day operation of the practice.

Schedule a consult with Totman Law Office to discuss our business law services for healthcare professionals.

Recent Posts

Obtaining Informed Consent

Dentists and Informed Consent

By Dominic Totman | November 3, 2021

A cornerstone of the dental practice, as with most healthcare professions, is the requirement to obtain informed consent before commencing treatment and procedures. The ADA Code of Ethics provides that informed consent, at a fundamental level, honors and empowers patient autonomy and involvement, imposing upon the dentist the “duty to respect the patient’s rights to…

Stop the Opioid Crisis

The STOP Act: Dentists and the Opioid Crisis

By Dominic Totman | November 3, 2021

I think we can all agree that there is an opioid crisis in North Carolina and throughout the United States. While we may disagree on the root causes and possible solutions, it’s hard to argue that opioids present a public health emergency. One factor that led to today’s issue involves both misunderstanding and miscommunication (whether…

When OSHA Comes Knocking: How to Prepare Your Dental Practice

By Dominic Totman | October 3, 2020

These days, protecting your dental practice means many different things. The current COVID era in which we live has imposed a veritable cornucopia of new requirements, duties and obligations on dental practices, including those imposed by OSHA and OSHA investigations. If your dental practice finds itself the subject of an upcoming or pending OSHA Investigation,…

Associate Agreements and Core Concerns

PODCAST: Blueprint to Associate Agreements

By Dominic Totman | October 4, 2017

Student Entrepreneurs in Dentistry Podcast Series: Blueprint to Associate Agreements I recently had the opportunity to participate in a podcast hosted by the Student Entrepreneurs in Dentistry of UNC School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill, led by Mr. Christian Hart. The podcast focused on two topics. The first was associate agreements, particularly that first agreement after…

HIPAA and the Practitioner’s Perspective: Appreciating the Risk

By Dominic Totman | May 4, 2017

The practicing doctor (presumably) knows that he or she is (likely) subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”). Less certain is whether said practitioner knows just what that means. HIPAA – particularly the provisions of HIPAA commonly known as the Privacy Rule, the Security Rule and the HIPAA Breach Notification…

So You’re Graduating Dental School; What’s Next?

By Dominic Totman | February 20, 2017

That’s a good question. What is next? You’ve just spent several years dedicated to education, learning the ins and outs of dental medicine. Now it’s time to decide how your dental career will start. The good news is that you have options. Associateship. The most common route, taking an associate position with an existing practice…

Three Under-Appreciated Issues in a Practice Purchase Transaction

By Dominic Totman | February 20, 2017

When purchasing a practice, there is a veritable cornucopia of things to do. Based on the sheer number of tasks to complete to get ready to close, it is easy to overlook any number of potential risks and issues, not realizing the problem until you find closing is delayed or there is a post-closing problem…


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