Physician Group Formation
Our firm specializes in assisting physicians in forming new practices whether the group consists of one owner or one hundred. We are experts in advising physicians on how to correctly launch a new business enterprise, including:
- Advice regarding choice of entity and corporate structure
- Assistance in preparation of the basic corporate documents; articles, bylaws, buy/sell agreements, and employment agreements
- Assistance in obtaining all necessary permits including fictitious name, provider number, employee ID number, and business licenses.
Our attorneys regularly advise physicians and medical groups in disputes with third parties, including vendors, governmental agencies, insurance companies, healthcare service plans, and hospitals. We are experienced in assuring that appropriate due process guarantees are extended to our clients.
We are general legal counsel to hundreds of physician organizations, including medical groups, medical staffs, IPAs and physician owned ventures (e.g., surgery centers). We also represent physician advocacy organizations, including the California Medical Association, California Society of Plastic Surgeons, the California Academy of Family Physicians and the California Radiological Society. . We regularly advise such organizations on membership problems and disputes, due process, bylaws, corporate, securities, and antitrust issues.