Introducing BPE Law’s Professional Practices Group

By BPE Law Senior Attorney and General Manager, Keith Dunnagan

The attorneys here at BPE Law have for many years provided sophisticated legal services for their business and corporate clients and it is with great excitement that BPE Law is announcing its full service corporate practice for Dentists and other professionals.

Professional practices require specialized skill in handling day to day operations, business management and governance. California was one of the first states to begin comprehensive oversight of professionals when it passed the Medical Practice Act in 1876 and shortly thereafter began to regulate professionals under the Department of Vocational and Professional Standards. That Department was reorganized under the current Department of Consumer Affairs in 1970 and is charged with regulating professional practices in California.

As part of this regulating scheme the California Dental Board was established to oversee California’s dentists, establish continuing education standards, licensing standards and standards of practice and care. Dentists and other professionals face the daily challenge of not only operating their practices but also maintaining regulatory compliance. The attorneys here at BPE Law Group provide the kind of sophistication and experience required to help Dentists and other professionals navigate California’s complex licensing, regulatory and corporate laws.

The attorneys at BPE Law Group have significant experience in corporate formation, business to business transactions, buy and sale transactions, leasing, employment and succession planning. We can advise on the various business entities and form and structure your partnership or professional corporation to facilitate your practice. We will also assist in negotiating your leases, preparing your employee handbooks, and advising on employment matters.

Over the next few weeks we’ll go through our professional practices series focusing our attention on issues of particular import for Dentists. Section 1800 et seq of the California Corporations Code regulates entity formation of dentists. We will look at leasing and other property issues related to dentists, equipment purchase and sale transactions and also practice sales and succession planning.

We look forward to expanding our work with dentists and other professionals of California. As always we would very much appreciate your forwarding this to your Dentist and any other professionals who might be interested.

If you would like to know more, please feel free to contact me by e-mail or call our main office at 916-966-2260 to schedule a low-cost Consultation appointment either in our Fair Oaks or Sun City Lincoln office.

The information presented in this Article is not to be taken as legal advice. Every person’s situation is different. If you are facing a legal issue of any kind, get competent legal advice in your State immediately so that you can determine your best options.