Managed Service Organizations

There are a number of reasons why practitioners and business professionals alike want to explore a managed service model. Practitioners may want to focus more on the delivery of care to their patients. Investors may recognize an untapped opportunity to help fund a growing business. Dykema provides sound counsel for our clients at any stage in the transition process, helping to navigate through complex regulatory hurdles and other potential pitfalls to ensure a favorable outcome for our clients.

Dykema has closed thousands of transactions throughout all 50 states.

Dykema’s experienced team of attorneys works with hundreds of buy- and sell-side clients in various industries including dental, veterinary, medspa and all types of other healthcare.

Our experienced attorneys handle matters involving managed service models and ownership structures of all sizes. We provide guidance in a number of industries including dental (including related specialties), veterinary, medical, oral surgery, optometry, ophthalmology, urgent care centers, medspas, and other healthcare providers.

We can assist you with:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Managed Service Transactions
  • Business Entity Formations and Governance
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Due Diligence
  • Other matters that arise from the unique business needs of managed service organizations

When it comes to mergers and acquisitions, no two deals are alike. That’s why it’s important to select a seasoned legal team with a proven track record. Dykema has worked with hundreds of clients in the dental, veterinary, and medical space and have closed well over 1,000 transactions throughout all 50 states.

We assist our clients in deals such as:

  • private equity-backed formations
  • acquisitions
  • mergers and sales
  • equity capital raises
  • lending transactions

Our team also works closely with the firm’s attorneys in other practice areas—such as IP, tax, environmental, real estate, labor and employment, and benefits—all whom have substantial experience in M&A within their disciplines.

Whether you are engaging in a deal as a buyer or a seller, you’ll have a highly focused team of attorneys experienced in all aspects of the transaction who are focused on getting your deal done.

Regulatory compliance is nothing new in business, but industries such as dental, medical, and veterinary can be faced with especially challenging issues. Each state has different regulatory requirements, and it’s easy for nuances to be missed, often resulting in a problematic and expensive issue. Additionally federal regulations may apply. When faced with an issue regarding the corporate practice of medicine, tailoring a contract, a board complaint, an attorney general complaint, or a lawsuit, it’s important to have an experienced legal team who knows the landscape.

With attorneys that are focused exclusively in dental, medical and veterinary industries, we carry a deep knowledge of the regulatory landscape that governs each industry. Our attorneys are poised to help you understand the law and how to avoid potential future problems. We are fully immersed in the regulatory environment in all 50 states, as well as in Canada, Puerto Rico, and Mexico.

Building a strong reputation takes a lot of time and effort and can be achieved in a variety of ways. Yet it only takes one instance for that reputation to be jeopardized.

It’s important to have a team with the knowledge and foresight that will work with you to protect your brand. Our clients have confidence knowing they can draw from some of the industry’s most knowledgeable attorneys to assist them in:

Intellectual Property

IP litigation and prosecution matters including patent, trademark, and copyright infringement; unfair competition and theft of trade secret litigation; securing trademarks and patents with the USPTO and securing copyrights with the Copyright Office; IP due diligence matters including validity and non-infringement opinions, advice on designing around patents, and negotiating IP rights and licenses.

Trademark and Copyright

Clearing new marks and logos; registering trademarks with the USPTO and state registers; copyrighting proprietary information on practice development; protecting trademarks, trade dress and domain names through applicable legal proceedings; filing trademark and copyright infringement lawsuits; and trademark opposition and cancellation actions to protect company brands.

State Dental, Veterinary, and Medical Board Complaints

Responding to state board actions and traditional litigation disputes regarding allegations of the corporate practice of medicine, fee splitting, and related violations.

We advise practitioners and practice groups in the dental, veterinary, and medical industries on consumer-finance compliance, provide guidance regarding proposed finance-partner contracts and practices, review finance-related marketing materials, and prepare payment-plan documentation.

When you are looking to purchase, sell, or simply reorganize your practice, one of the most important considerations you should think about in your planning is the tax consequences. No one wants to be surprised by unforeseen financial responsibilities, especially taxes, so it’s always best to consult a tax attorney who truly knows your industry to help determine the tax implications.

Our clients know that we are poised to help them not just understand the law, but how to avoid potential problems down the road. We have a deep understanding of the complex web of federal and state and local tax laws and how they impact a business in the medical space, whether it’s a private practice or a managed service organization.

We provide guidance on tax issues related to executive compensation arrangements, including designing and advising on the implementation of executive, equity and deferred compensation programs. We help clients with figuring tax implications on things such as asset vs. equity, taking or giving rollover equity, how to deal with S corporation as a seller, and more.

Why select Dykema for your employment matters? We have bench strength. Our labor and employment team of attorneys understand the needs and concerns of managed service organizations of all sizes, and we can navigate and comply with complex laws and meet specific employment-related objectives.

We are experienced litigators, but we also have extensive experience as mediators to help you find creative solutions to your employment disputes. Our team counsels practitioners, practice groups, and managed service organizations in the following areas:

  • Employee benefits
  • Immigration issues
  • Employee litigation and counseling
  • Discrimination and sexual harassment claims and policies
  • Non-competes, unfair competition, and trade secrets
  • Proper employment classification
  • Labor law advice for non-union employers
  • OSHA and EEC investigations

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