We Represent Doctors in All Areas of Medicine

We work with all types of doctors and practices, including:

Practice Formation

If you are ready to form a medical practice, call Arenstein & Andersen Co., LPA. Depending on your desired practice, your business partners, and your short- and long-term goals, we may recommend you form a:

The formation of separate legal entities is essential to protect yourself, your family, and the well-being of your practice. We know the ins and outs of Ohio and federal law with regard to medical practices and are highly experienced in building medical practices from the ground up.

No matter what type of care and services you provide, we will advise you on which entity best serves you and gives you the ability to manage and grow your practice smoothly.

Once your entity has been properly registered, we will work with you and any other owners to draft appropriate governance documents, including by-laws, close corporation agreements, operating agreements, buy-sell agreements, shareholder agreements, or partnership agreements tailored to your needs. We will also help you with your tax considerations, including whether your business should elect to be taxed as an S-corporation or a C-corporation. We will help you decide how your practice will function and solidify your decisions in writing.

Finalizing Practice Agreements

The corporate practice of medicine is much more than choosing and creating a legal business entity. Once your practice is established, you must:

Many of these tasks require negotiating, drafting, and finalizing agreements. If you are going to work with other doctors, you will need shareholder/physician employment agreements and buy-sell agreements. You will need employment agreements with your employees, including other medical professionals and specialty staff. You will need contracts with vendors and other businesses or professionals you will regularly work with.

When it comes to contracts related to a medical practice, you should never sign on the dotted line without an experienced lawyer’s help. If you are provided with a contract by another party, we are here to review that draft carefully and negotiate appropriate changes. We also can draft contracts for your practice to provide to potential partners, employees, or vendors.

Purchasing an Existing Practice

You may not want to start a medical practice from scratch and, instead, purchase an existing practice with an established reputation and client list. Or, you may plan to expand your practice by acquiring an established operation. Additionally, you could join an existing medical practice with the intention of taking over one day.

Whenever you come into or take over an existing practice, you face a complicated process. You need to talk with a mergers and acquisitions lawyer who has experience in the medical industry.

Our attorneys are here to assist you with practice valuations, due diligence, financing issues, contract negotiations, closing the sale, and transitioning into your ownership position. We are here to guide you in making decisions based on facts and figures – not your emotions. We want you to find the practice that is right for you now and years down the road.

Managing Your Practice

Once your medical practice is established, or you have successfully transitioned into an existing practice, the work is far from over. If you have a corporation, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, limited partnership, or professional corporation, you must maintain your corporate formalities.

Our experienced business lawyers are here to help you remain compliant and organized. We will assist you in maintaining excellent and secure patient and financial records as well as advise you on the growth and direction of your practice.

Not only must you be a healer, but you also have to be the owner and boss. You have to professionally and effectively manage your staff. This entails implementing lawful recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and employment practices.

We recommend creating a comprehensive employee handbook. This handbook should include information regarding Ohio and federal employment laws that you must comply with, as well as your and your employees’ rights and responsibilities.

At Arenstein & Andersen Co., LPA, our medical corporation lawyers are well-versed in Ohio and federal employment law, including:

If an employment dispute arises, we can guide you through resolving the issue. When necessary, we can represent you in civil litigation.

Additionally, we are here to help with any real estate and landlord-tenant issues. If you rent space for your practice, we will help you address any issues that arise due to renovations and buildouts, rent and utility payments, maintenance and repairs, and more.

If you are interested in moving to a new or bigger space, we can guide you through the real estate purchase, renovations, or building process.

Healthcare Laws and Compliance

As a doctor and medical practice owner, you need to be aware of Ohio and federal healthcare and insurance laws, and how to maintain regulatory compliance. The best way to do this is to work with an experienced medical corporation lawyer in your area.

At Arenstein & Andersen Co., LPA, our attorneys are knowledgeable regarding:

By working with our experienced medical practice lawyers, you remain up to date with federal health care laws, which ensures you avoid poor results of audits by state and federal agencies or litigation. If you are the subject of a complaint, investigation, or audit, we are here to help you cooperate while protecting your practice and license. We are experienced in working with federal regulatory agencies to resolve issues as swiftly and fairly as possible.

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G. Gregory Arenstein

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Greg started Arenstein & Andersen Co., LPA with Nicholas I. Andersen in March 2010. Greg has many years of legal and tax experience working with clients on a wide array of business, estate planning, and tax issues. Greg is an experienced problem solver with the ability to assist clients with their most complex needs and the ability to communicate with his clients in plain English. Practice areas include: Estate Planning, Business Law, Taxation, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Administration, Legal Services for Healthcare Professionals

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Nicholas I. Andersen

Shareholder

Nick started Arenstein & Andersen Co., LPA with G. Gregory Arenstein in March 2010. Nick has extensive experience in civil litigation, business, estate planning, real estate, oil & gas, including pipelines, and representing taxpayers in collection actions. Nick’s practice also includes an expansive and diverse clientele of healthcare professionals, including physicians, dentists, and veterinarians. He believes in being available to his clients whenever they are in need. Practice areas include: Legal Services for Healthcare Professionals, Civil Litigation, Business Law, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Oil and Gas Law, Taxation

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Eric R. McLoughlin

Shareholder

Eric has many years of experience representing clients in probate and trust administration, business, and estate planning matters. He has a strong passion for helping people with their legal matters, and strives to provide all his clients with the personalized service they deserve. Practice areas include: Probate and Trust Administration, Business Law, Estate Planning

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Jessica L. Sohner (née Samuel)

Shareholder

Jessica has years of experience representing clients in family and domestic matters, including divorce, dissolution, and post-decree matters. She believes in providing quality representation for clients while maintaining sensitivity to their individualized needs during stressful litigation. Practice areas include: Family Law, Civil Litigation, Oil and Gas Law

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Erin L. Sanford

Shareholder

Erin joined Arenstein & Andersen Co., LPA as a Shareholder in February 2022. Erin has over 12 years of experience working in all areas of family law. Erin understands that when you are navigating through the court system, whether it is a divorce, child custody matter, the need for a guardian of a loved one, or the loss of a loved one it is a stressful time and she is there to be by her clients’ side.

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Ryan L. DeYoung

Senior Associate

Ryan is a Senior Associate at Arenstein & Andersen Co., LPA. Ryan joined the firm in August 2020. Ryan’s practice is devoted to assisting clients in civil litigation matters. Prior to joining Arenstein & Andersen, his practice focused on the representation of individuals and small business debtors as an attorney with a small bankruptcy law firm for almost 7 years. In addition to his practice of bankruptcy law, Ryan also has prior experience in the litigation of housing and employment related claims, including claims brought under the Fair Housing Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Civil Rights Act, as well as been an adjunct lecturer in The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. 

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James W. Park

Associate

Jim and Arenstein & Andersen Co., LPA formed an “of counsel” relationship in 2015 to assist the firm’s clients in the areas of bankruptcy and creditor protection. Jim has been working in personal bankruptcy since 2005. He began practicing as an attorney solely in the area of personal bankruptcy in 2007, with a focus mainly in Chapters 7 and 13 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. Jim understands that financial distress is common today and strives to provide clients with the respect and understanding they deserve while helping them through their difficult times. In December of 2021, Jim became a full-time associate attorney at the firm.

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Robert E. Putman

Associate

Robert joined Arenstein & Andersen Co., LPA as a full-time associate attorney in October 2021. He is eager to provide clients with legal assistance in the areas of estate planning, business law, and general civil matters. He believes every client matter is unique and deserves careful professional attention to ensure the client’s interests are protected. 

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Erin M. Haughey

Associate

Erin joined Arenstein & Andersen Co., LPA as a full-time associate attorney in October 2021 and earned her J.D. from Capital University Law School. Erin focuses her practice on estate and trust administration and understands the difficulty of losing a loved one. Erin works diligently to ensure that her clients are given the care and attention they deserve so she can best help them understand and achieve their desired goals.

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Joseph A. Downing

Of Counsel

Joe has extensive experience representing clients in estate planning, probate, business, real estate, elder law, and Medicaid planning. Joe prides himself on his ability to build long-term, trusting relationships with clients, and enjoys assisting them with their short and long-term legal needs. Joe and his law firm, Joseph A. Downing Co., L.P.A., are of counsel with our firm. Practice areas include: Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, Business Law, Real Estate

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Christen M. Shore

Of Counsel

As a former adjunct professor at Capital University Law School, Christen has been practicing intellectual property law for over 20 years. She has represented multi-national corporations, universities, small business, and individuals in the protection of their intellectual property – including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Christen and her law firm, Christen M. Shore Co., L.P.A., are of counsel with our firm. Practice area include: Intellectual Property

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Ian A. Heyman

Of Counsel

Ian Heyman has over 23 years of legal experience counseling clients on all aspects of business matters, including acquisitions and transfers, corporate governance and structures, taxation including state and federal tax audits, commercial and residential real estate, wealth management, professional and business licensing, internal and government investigations, government relations, risk management, strategic structuring and commercial finance. Mr. Heyman represents businesses and individuals across many industries by creating innovative solutions, while always planning two steps ahead.

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Kathleen A. Hanley

Retired

Kathi is retired and living in Tucson, Arizona. She serves as a valuable advisor to the firm, and assists with continuity of service to her longtime clients that continue to entrust their legal needs to us.

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Call Our Experienced Medical Practice Lawyers Today

Whether you are signing your first contract, making a change, planning on opening a practice, have a medical practice already, or wish to leave a practice, call our business attorneys at Arenstein & Andersen Co., LPA. With decades of collective legal experience and insight into this unique industry, we can help you with all of your regulatory compliance, employment, and other medical business needs.

Our philosophy of delivering real value to our clients is very similar to what you provide to your patients. We approach issues carefully and find tangible solutions through the benefit of experience and the utmost attention. Let us help you succeed.

Contact us via our online contact form or call (614) 602-6550 to schedule an appointment.