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Physician Employment Agreement Drafting and Review

Representation of Physician Employers in Drafting and Reviewing Physician Employment Agreements

Perhaps at no prior time has physician employment been a greater opportunity for hospitals, medical practices and other healthcare businesses.  Although the evolution of the regulatory landscape that governs physician and all health care services continues to provide complex challenges, health care businesses are thriving by opportunities that physician employment presents.  In our healthcare law firm, it is our business and our strong focus to understand the legal landscape that impacts physician employment. We therefore advise and represent both physician employers and employed physicians in transactions and legal disputes that involve physician employment.

How Our Physician Employment Law Firm Protects Physician Employers

Every day, our healthcare lawyers work on physician employment law matters for medical practices and other healthcare providers who employ physicians.  This is our wheelhouse. Whether a physician employer’s legal need is transactional in nature (e.g., preparation of a proper, legally compliant physician employment agreement) or dispute based (e.g., defending an employment related lawsuit filed by a former physician employee), we have extensive experience in this field. Our typical legal engagements may involve, by way of a few examples, the following:

  • Preparing physician employment agreements
  • Preparing ownership documents for buy-in purposes, including: buy-sell agreements, operating agreements, shareholder agreements, bylaws and related corporate governance documents
  • Self-referral legal research, analysis and advice concerning physician compensation plans
  • NPDB reporting requirements, disputes and administrative proceedings
  • MEC hearings and appeals (for hospital employers)
  • Bylaws review and preparation (for hospital employers)
  • Preparing employee handbooks
  • Review and advice regarding hiring, disciplinary action, termination and other personnel decisions
  • General Counsel services regarding operations that impact physician employment
  • HIPAA risk assessments and related compliance legal work
  • Legal analysis and advice regarding developing trends in the healthcare industry that impact employment of physicians
  • Bringing or defending arbitration and litigation claims derived from physician employment

A One-stop Legal Shop for Medical Practices, Hospitals and Other Healthcare Business

We are an AV-rated law firm focused exclusively on representing healthcare providers.  A key component of our law practice is employment law, especially physician employment.  Because we have represented hundreds of physicians with regard to employment issues, our insight about professional issues from the physician’s perspective is highly useful to our physician employer clients.  Further, the breadth of experience of our legal team allows our law firm to assist with all categories of physician employment legal issues, including transactional, regulatory and litigation-based matters. While we most often represent medical practices and other healthcare businesses in Georgia or South Carolina, we have assisted other businesses throughout the United States.  We have represented many types of healthcare business, including:

  • Urgent Care Centers
  • Primary Care Practices and Medical Practices of All Specialties
  • Medical Joint Ventures
  • Laboratories
  • Durable Medical Equipment Companies
  • Surgery Centers
  • Pain Management and Intervention
  • Ophthalmology Practices
  • Dentistry Practices
  • Concierge and Direct Pay Practices
  • Non-physician Ownership Medical Businesses
  • Chiropractic Practices
  • Rural Hospitals
  • Academic Health Care Facilities
  • Medical Boards

Speak With One of Our Physician Employment Lawyers Today

Our healthcare law firm advises and represents medical practices, hospitals, and other healthcare related businesses that employ physicians.  Our law firm is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell and has offices in Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia. Contact us at, or 404-685-1662 (Atlanta) or 706-722-7886 (Augusta) to schedule a confidential consultation.

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.

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