Forming or Dissolving a Healthcare Business
Our law firm helps medical professionals and business owners properly set up, operate, and conclude healthcare businesses. Though forming or dissolving a corporate entity may at first seem relatively mechanical or easy, for healthcare professionals properly structuring a business on the front end and, when the time comes, concluding the business to minimize long-term personal and financial risks, should not be taken for granted.
The focus of our Georgia and South Carolina business law practice is helping healthcare professionals and businesses do things right, to protect their financial and personal interests. Our services include:
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While all business owners must consider certain issues that are universal, such as tax, liability and management implications for choice of entity, healthcare business owners must confront many unique business issues and risks. Such issues are myriad for some healthcare businesses, and may include, for example, STARK and STARK II considerations, scope of practice laws and regulations, agency and vicarious liability laws, and numerous regulatory issues. For this reason, arrangements and ownership agreements for owners or partners in a healthcare business must address a variety of issues that do not affect non-healthcare businesses and that anticipate the conclusion of the business one day.Let us show you how to conclude your medical practice or healthcare business properly and safely
Locking the door and leaving will not protect you if you are dissolving a healthcare business. Dissolving a medical practice or any other healthcare business raises issues and risks unique to the world of healthcare. For example, when a medical practice ends, what agreement is needed to ensure patient records are safeguarded and all HIPAA requirements are met? What requirements of state or federal law impact how disposition of medical supplies or pharmaceutical samples should occur? What indemnification agreements should be reached among partners? How should any ambiguities about tail coverage under medical malpractice policies be handled? Before concluding a healthcare business, all owners should consult with a qualified an attorney and carefully inventory all issues that may impact owners’ interests and finances for years to come, so that the right steps can be understood and taken.
We represent healthcare providers throughout Georgia and South Carolina. (See Communities We Serve). We are serious in our commitment to protecting healthcare providers.
“Kevin Little [of Hamil Little] represented the Medical Association of Georgia and individual physicians in a matter addressing the abuses of the health insurance industry. Kevin [of Hamil Little] was a pleasure to work with and brought forth legal theories to hold the health insurance industry accountable to physicians and patients. We received outstanding representation from Kevin [of Hamil Little].” *
Donald Palmisano, CEO and General Counsel, Medical Association of Georgia.
* DISCLAIMER: Any result this law firm or any lawyer of this law firm may achieve on behalf of one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.