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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. 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?
You need an experienced, respected, and responsive healthcare lawyer.
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. Get clarity and confidence.
You are forming a new practice, growing an existing practice, or it’s time to sell and you don’t know where to start. It’s time to create contracts for staff, bring on new partners, or lease a space. Get the help you need.
Are you breaking the law? Don’t wait to be investigated to find out. Get compliant with HIPAA, Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, fee-splitting laws, and more.
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?
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.
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.
Ezra Reinstein has the experience, knowledge, and skill to help you understand – and even improve – your contract.
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:
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.
Welcome to The Reinstein Law Firm. As a healthcare attorney, I’m dedicated to helping medical professionals advance their careers, build and expand private practices, comply with HIPAA, Stark, etc., negotiate hospital contracts, and deal with all sorts of legal issues that arise. As a Massachusetts healthcare startup lawyer, I love to help small businesses grow, expand, and thrive.
I often receive calls from people who have some fears about hiring an attorney. Usually, they’re in the early stages of negotiating some sort of business relationship, and they think they might need a lawyer’s advice, but they’re worried that the very act of hiring a lawyer is going to irritate, or offend, or even anger the other side.
Does that describe you? Please give me a minute to try to set your mind at ease.
Ezra is a fantastic counselor, especially in the healthcare space. He has been helping our health tech startup navigate various HIPAA privacy and security compliance topics for over a year. As a former litigator, Ezra has a unique ability to analyze an organization’s vulnerabilities so they can be addressed before becoming legal liabilities. We definitely plan on keeping him on board!
Ezra helped me with evaluation and negotiation of the contract for my first job after training. His advice provided incredible support and insurance that my contract protected my professional well being. Additionally, he encouraged and justified the addition of financial bonuses to the contract. With his help I felt confident that I maximized the protection and benefits out of the contract.
I asked Ezra for help selling my practice and becoming an employee of a large hospital system. Ezra represented my interests vigorously and with finesse. There were very sensitive issues involved in the transaction, which Ezra immediately understood and navigated. He worked with me to identify the truly important problems with the contract documents and pursued the negotiation carefully and consistently to obtain the changes that I needed. He’s the best healthcare attorney I’ve ever used.
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