Professional Practice Transitions

Professional Practice Transitions


Our Professional Practice Transitions Group consists of a dedicated team of attorneys who have extensive experience representing dental, medical, veterinary and other healthcare specialists along with accountants, architects, engineers and licensed professionals in mergers and acquisitions, practice transitions, associate buy-ins, start-ups, group practices and other business and personal matters.

Business Entity Formations, Mergers & Acquisitions, Exit Strategy Planning

From seasoned professionals seeking to create an exit strategy plan to the associate considering buying-into a practice, the attorneys in our Professional Practice Transitions Group have been involved with a broad spectrum of transactions throughout the country and have successfully handled hundreds of professional practice deals. We work closely with our clients structuring and negotiating practice acquisitions and sales, drafting letters of intent, helping them to navigate the complexities of business formation and development, associate buy-ins and options, practice governance, Management Service Organizations and Dental Service Organizations, partner retirements, withdrawals, and separations. We provide strategic business advice as personal business advisors to our clients. We understand the unique nuances of buying and selling professional practices, including practice valuations, real estate as assets and the various tax structures that work best for each type of entity as well as the time sensitive nature of making these big decisions. Your practice is unique and so are we.

Employment Contracts, Agreements and Other Important Documents

Running a professional practice also means managing staff, dealing with employees and independent contractors. As trusted advisors to our clients, we provide legal guidance to our clients in matters involving employment and human resources, drafting office policies and employee manuals, helping to prevent fraud in the practice by employees and vendors, and negotiating associate employment agreements all with an understanding of the unique nature of professional practices. In addition, our attorneys regularly appear on behalf of our clients in front of state licensing boards to handle various issues as well as patient or client complaints.

And Other Personal Matters

Our full service platform allows us to provide guidance to our clients with their personal matters as well, and we regularly work with clients in areas such as real estate acquisitions and sales, wills, trusts and estates, tax planning, elder care concerns and family law matters. Our primary goal is to help our clients achieve their business and personal objectives.



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October 5, 2018Bill Barrett Spoke at the New York County Dental Society's Program on Associate Dental Contracts

William Barrett, Esq., CEO and Chair of the Firm's Professional Practice Transitions Group spoke on October 4th at the New York County Dental Society's program on Associate Dental Contracts where he shared with the crowd important tips that dentists should "know before they sign."...

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September 14, 2018Peter Tanella to Speak at Bank of America Practice Solutions' "Veterinary Office Construction 101" Event

Peter Tanella, Chair of the Firm's Strategic Veterinary Counsel and Business Law Practice Groups is speaking at Bank of America Practice Solutions' "Veterinary Office Construction 101" event on October 24th in New Brunswick. This valuable seminar is for veterinarians looking to build, construct, renovate or relocate. Register by contacting or calling 614.753.1603. Click here to learn more....

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September 12, 2018Bill Barrett To Present at the New York County Dental Society Program on October 4

William Barrett, Esq. will be presenting to dentists at the New York County Dental Society's upcoming CE program on October 4th entitled, "Know Before You Sign: Associate Dental Agreements" where he'll help young dentists and residents better understand dental contracts. This program is open to members and non-members of the NYCDS. Click here to learn more....

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August 21, 2018Bill Barrett Quoted In Dentists Money Digest on Importance of Understanding Employee Overtime Rules

William Barrett, CEO and Chair of Mandelbaum Salsburg's Professional Practice Transitions Group was quoted in an article in Dentists Money Digest on the "Importance of Understanding Employee Overtime Rules."...

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August 14, 2018Mandelbaum Salsburg's Strategic Veterinary Group Releases First Issue of VETNEWS

Mandelbaum Salsburg's Strategic Veterinary Counsel Group, led by Peter Tanella, Esq., is excited to share the 1st issue of its new publication VETNEWS. As always, if we can be of assistance to your practice, please don't hesitate to contact us. Peter can be reached at

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August 7, 2018Bill Barrett and Casey Gocel Authored an Article for on "Independent Contractor or Employee: What's the Difference?"

Understanding the difference between an Independent Contractor and an Employee is a challenge many practice owners often grapple with. In this article from, William Barrett, Esq. and Casey Gocel, Esq. LL.M. break it down to help avoid the serious financial ramifications of misclassification....

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June 12, 2018Barrett Authors Article for Dentistry IQ

William Barrett, CEO of Mandelbaum Salsburg and the Firm's Professional Practice Transitions Chair recently authored an article for Dentistry IQ on guidelines dentists should be aware of when planning background checks for new employees....

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14 MayCEO Bill Barrett talks with Howard Farran on Dentistry Uncensored Podcast about Professional Practice Transitions

Check out Mandelbaum Salsburg CEO and Professional Practice Transitions Group Chair William Barrett, Esq. on the Dentaltown Podcast where he and host Howard Farran, DDS, MBA talk about #practicetransitions and what #dentists need to know to time it right and what legal considerations they should be thinking about....

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13 Feb2017 Mandelbaum Salsburg Year in Review

We are pleased to share our 2017 Year in Review which highlights some of the Firm's notable successes during the last year. We are thankful to our clients who have allowed us to continue doing what we love. We continue to expand our practice areas and bench to reflect our clients needs....

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9 AugMandelbaum Salsburg and Fortune Management to Host "Dental Practice Mergers, Acquisitions, Partnerships and Transitions with a Win-Win Strategy"

Join Bill Barrett Co-CEO of Mandelbaum Salsburg, Bernie Stoltz CEO of Fortune Management and Mark Murphy CEO of Northeast Private Client Group at this exclusive educational event! Dentists can earn 3CEs as you learn how to effectively create associateships, partnerships and transitions that work for dentists! Taking place on October 24th from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Harvard Club in New York City this event is not to be missed!...

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8 AugWilliam Barrett to Speak at Fortune Management's Fortune 50 Advanced Training for the Dental CEO Event in California

Co-CEO and Chair of the Firm's Professional Practice Transitions and Business Law Departments, William Barrett, will speak at Fortune Management's Fortune 50 Advanced Training for the Dental CEO event in San Jose, California September 28-29! Attendees will learn about leadership development, acquisitions, business plan development, key strategy development and more....

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