Veterinary Practice Overview

A significant part of our veterinary practice involves representing clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, as well as the formation and financing of veterinary practices. Our attorneys have been involved in conceiving acquisition structures to facilitate reimbursement, tax, accounting, business and other specific objectives while being ever mindful of statutory and regulatory compliance. We are experienced, creative, and effective negotiators.

Oberman Law Firm is a leading law firm in the acquisition of veterinary practices, and we are able to provide extensive guidance to our clients in the following areas:

  • Corporate Structure
  • Venture Capital
  • Regulatory and Compliance (OSHA)
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Employment Law
  • Privacy
  • Joint Ventures/Strategic Alliances

Achieving Corporate Goals

Many of our clients engage in the joint venture or merger and acquisitions of veterinary practices as an integral part of their corporate strategies. Due to our reputation for providing creative, efficient and effective solutions to our clients, we are one of the leading veterinary merger, acquisition and joint venture law firms.

We have particular experience in simple and complex veterinary mergers and acquisitions. These types of transactions often require expertise in many legal disciplines. To address the complexities of these transactions, we create multidisciplinary client teams that work together seamlessly and efficiently to complete the transactions.

Veterinary Mergers & Acquisitions

Oberman Law Firm’s Veterinary Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group closes deals. Spanning multiple disciplines, our attorneys complete veterinary transactions and work collaboratively with advisers to provide high-caliber, integrated legal advice covering all areas needed for a seamless negotiation and closing process. By taking the time to understand the economic and value-related consequences singular to our clients’ veterinary transactions, our practice works to protect the interests and lead in the navigation of a full range of deal options.

Our services include:

  • Acquisitions of Stock and Assets
  • Corporate Restructurings
  • Formation of Joint Ventures and Strategic Partnerships
  • Recapitalizations
  • Spin-offs

Veterinary Corporate and Transactional

Oberman Law Firm’s Veterinary Corporate and Transactional Practice provides a range of legal services that cover all the bases of the life cycle of a veterinary practice. Working in collaboration with our veterinary clients allows us to provide our clients with comprehensive legal advice designed to minimize liability, maintain flexibility, and advance our client’s objectives.

Our services include:

  • Commercial Contracts and Transactions
  • Corporate Governance
  • Exit Strategies and Succession Planning
  • Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Outside General Counsel
  • Planning, Choice of Entity and Formation
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital

Experienced veterinary centric attorneys with diverse backgrounds allows us to successfully and creatively address the legal problems involved in the day-to-day operations of a veterinary practice. By combining our legal skills with veterinary centric acuity, we provide our veterinary clients with legal options and advice that is fashioned to not only help with our clients immediate matter, but also to position their practice for future success. We value the relationships we cultivate with our clients and we seek to provide legal insights that are beneficial and lasting for our clients.

Employment Law

We understand that the most valuable asset a veterinary practice has is its employees. We also understand that effective management of human resources in a practice allows a veterinary practice to achieve its objectives. We try to understand our veterinary clients’ goals in order to provide effective employment advice. With practice priorities clearly in mind, we help clients effectively manage their human resources.

Key Services:

  • Compliance Audits
  • Corporate Restructurings
  • Employment Counseling
  • Employment Litigation
  • Associate Compensation
  • Internal Investigations
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Non-Compete Agreement
  • Federal and State Compliance

Compliance-focused Counseling

On a daily basis, we help veterinary practices comply with employment laws. Our systematic approach, combined with our knowledge of best practices, allows us to provide creative and cost-effective solutions. We have developed solution sets to avoid common employment law pitfalls, training modules to educate managers, and checklists to help avoid liability. We understand that proactive, preventive counseling can avoid employment disputes, lawsuits, and investigations.

Resolving Disputes

While employment counseling may prevent many disputes, it cannot prevent all disputes. When litigation ensues, Oberman Law Firm seeks to obtain a favorable result as quickly and as efficiently as possible. We provide an up-front assessment of the case including settlement possibilities, the chances of prevailing on a dispositive motion and appropriate staffing of the case.

Veterinary Practice Areas

We handle a wide variety of legal issues for Veterinary Professionals including:

  • Practice Sales & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate Acquisition/Sale
  • Lease Agreements
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Incorporations/Professional Corporations
  • Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Associate Buy-Ins
  • Partnership Dispute
  • Employee/Employment Handbooks
  • OSHA Compliance
  • Veterinary Board Defense