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The Lawyer for Doctors.

Sometimes even doctors need advice. 

You’re considering a position at a hospital. You’re talking with other physicians about forming a practice group. You’re thinking it might be time to sell your practice.

You need an experienced, respected, and responsive healthcare lawyer.

The employment offer is sitting on your desk, waiting for review, analysis, and negotiation. This is an extremely important moment. Your contract will have an enormous effect on your professional success and career satisfaction.

But the contract was written by the employer’s attorneys, to protect the employer’s interests. How well do you understand the document?

In many ways, your career is at stake.

How much control will you have over your schedule? Should there be productivity-based compensation, and what would a fair system look like? If the practice loses physicians, will there be any limit to your call coverage obligations? Who will pay for tail insurance coverage? Are there non-competition and non-solicitation covenants? How easy is it for the hospital to terminate your contract, and does that give you enough job security? Worst of all, is there something important that’s missing?

Practicing medicine is already difficult. Don’t make it even harder by signing a contract that will keep you overworked and underpaid, with no control over your schedule or your career path.

You may be tempted to seek help from a lawyer you already know. But unless that lawyer happens to have an expertise in employment law and has studied physician contracts at length, you are going to the wrong specialist.

You may be tempted to use a cut-rate contracts shop. These “advisers” may not even be lawyers. They may just be high-volume referral farms that hand you off to a lawyer you didn’t choose, whom you may never meet, and who may be working from pre-existing forms that bear no relation to your needs and desires.

Low, flat-rates are tempting! But now is not the time to cut corners. After all, a flat rate fee gives the adviser a very strong incentive to minimize the amount of work done for each client. It’s just human nature. The process becomes mechanized, one-size-fits-all, generic. But your situation, your needs, and your goals are unique and should be given the expert attention they deserve.

The fact is, not every lawyer consults with prominent doctors and department chairs to uncover the traps that trip up unaware physicians. Not every lawyer studies the market rates for physician compensation, or has actually litigated employment contract disputes.

Ezra Reinstein is not just any lawyer. Ezra will take the time to speak with you in person, for as long as you need. He will review your contract himself, walk you through your contract, and create a negotiation strategy tailored to your specific needs.

Ezra Reinstein has the experience, knowledge, and skill to help you understand – and even improve – your contract.

Your practice group isn’t a hospital. It can’t afford, and doesn’t need, a full-time in-house legal department.

What your practice needs is an “independent general counsel” – an experienced healthcare attorney who knows your practice from the bottom up, from soup to nuts. An attorney who already knows your practice’s history, the cast of characters, and the issues in play, and can hit the ground running

An attorney you can call for a little help (or a lot of help) on the full range of issues that your practice will face:

  • Drafting employment contracts for the staff
  • Bringing in new equity members
  • Leasing space
  • Setting up a PPM/MSO
  • Considering a switch to a concierge practice model
  • Complying with Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the HIPAA Final Rule

…and anything else that might arise.

An attorney who won’t pass you off to an inefficient junior associate.

An attorney who won’t ignore your emails and calls.

A top-shelf attorney without the top-dollar fee.

And that’s what you’ll get when your practice selects Ezra Reinstein. The right choice of independent general counsel for medical practices in Greater Boston, Massachusetts.

Thinking about retiring? Worried that your referrals are drying up because your sources have all joined hospitals? Or maybe you just want to free yourself from the worries of being a business-owner.

When you’re thinking about selling your practice, there is a lot to think about:

  • Is an asset purchase the right form of agreement?
  • What will happen to your employees?
  • How should you negotiate the price? Does the deal make financial sense for you?
  • What happens to your office lease? Your equipment leases? Your software licenses?
  • If you sell to a hospital group and become an employed physician, what will your obligations be? What are the benefits? What are the risks?
  • What if the hospital terminates your contract a year later? Will you have to restart your practice from square one? Is there a way to obtain greater job security?

It’s a complex transaction and an extraordinary transition. The Reinstein Law Firm has the knowledge and experience needed to achieve the right outcome for you.

Clear guidance. Negotiation with finesse. Powerful results. The Reinstein Law Firm will help.

The Reinstein Law Firm is based in Needham, Massachusetts, and serves physicians and other medical professionals, private practices, and medical centers in Greater Boston and beyond.

Don’t commit career malpractice. Let The Reinstein Law Firm help you.

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  • Ezra Reinstein is phenomenal. He is professional, warm, highly responsive and effective. I will continue to trust my personal and business affairs with Ezra and highly recommend his services to anyone in search of thorough and personal legal advice.
    Ryan Madigan

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