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National Veterinary Law Center

National Veterinary Law Center


The National Veterinary Law Center at Mandelbaum Salsburg consists of a nationally experienced group of attorneys that counsels veterinarians on the many business and legal challenges involved in every aspect of practice transitions, including but not limited to, acquisitions and sales of practices, real estate acquisitions, leasing, management services organizations affiliating veterinary practices and other non-traditional joint operating structures, and private equity roll-ups. Our team of attorneys are also skilled in all aspects of veterinary practice financing arrangements.

Our services include assisting practice owners in forming efficient business entities, such as corporations, limited liability companies and professional limited liability companies.  We also prepare, review and negotiate business transaction documents such as offer letters, letters of intent, confidentiality agreements, and term sheets.

We also facilitate structuring and negotiating associate buy-ins; specialty, multi-specialty and general practice governance and management partnership agreements; and partner succession and withdrawals from veterinary practices.

Additionally, we provide counseling with employment law issues, including drafting practice personal policy handbooks; resolving employee/employer disputes; drafting and negotiating owner, associate, practice manager, and employee agreements; and drafting non-solicitation, confidentiality and other restrictive covenants. Our team of attorneys also advises and guides our veterinary clients on how to properly hire, terminate and manage employees.


8 Essential Steps to Starting Up Your Veterinary Practice
9 Essential Issues to be Considered by Every Associate "Buying In" to a Practice
11 Essential Steps to Purchasing or Selling Your Veterinary Practice

May 29, 2020Spring 2020 Veterinary Newsletter


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August 6, 2019Peter Tanella Discusses Practice Partnership Agreements for Veterinary Practices for Today's Veterinary Business

Peter Tanella, Esq., Chair of our Veterinary Law Practice Group, discusses why practice partnership agreements need to be tightly written in this months issue of Today's Veterinary Business. To read more, click here....

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June 7, 2019Mandelbaum Salsburg's Summer 2019 VetNews

Check out our latest issue of VetNews, a must read for the veterinary community! Read about legal issues surrounding the treatment of veterinary patients with cannabis, pets and inheritance and the opioid crisis in veterinary medicine....

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March 15, 2019Spring 2019 VetNews

Our latest issue of VetNews, a publication for the veterinary community that provides valuable articles on topics that impact your practice. In this issue you'll read about the corporatization of veterinary medicine and how to survive as an independent practice, things to consider when leaving a practice and information on the upcoming minimum wage increase in New Jersey. For more information about the Firm's Veterinary Law Practice, contact Chair Peter Tanella, Esq. at

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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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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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