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Individual & Group Medical Practices: Tax, Health Law and Creditor Protection


Product Code - TMA86
Speaker(s): Alan Gassman, Gassman Law Associates, P.A. and Lester Perling, Broad and Cassel
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 Medical practice representation presents a unique combination of structuring opportunities and considerations that are unique and sometimes challenging.

This presentation focuses on primary structures, medical and tax law considerations, and both conventional and innovative planning opportunities that are not always obvious to legal, tax and accounting practitioners.

Presentation Objectives


This webinar will discuss:

  • How medical practice and associated structuring is different than structuring for a typical or other professional closely held business.
  • How to insulate medical practice entities from malpractice liability.
  • How to coordinate practice and associated business and investment entity structuring with the physician's personal planning.
  • Compensation, dividend, and associated distribution planning.
  • Planning ahead to reduce the transitional costs associated with bringing in a first new partner.
  • Using New Parent F reorganizations.
  • Reviewing common mistakes made by physicians and their advisors.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Choose and adapt appropriate business and investment structures for physician endeavors.
  • Understand and recognize alternative opportunities.
  • Communicate effectively with physician clients and their other advisors.
  • Recognize traps for the unwary with respect to tax, creditor protection, and medical law planning.

Alan Gassman, Gassman Law Associates, P.A. and Lester Perling, Broad and Cassel

 Alan S. Gassman practices law in Clearwater, Florida and has spoken and published extensively on physician and medical practice structure and planning. He is a commentator for the Leimberg Information Services and Co-Chairs annual Florida Bar Continuing Education Conferences on Representing the Physician and Wealth Conservation. He has published numerous articles in BNA and other leading publications, and has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, Medical Economics, Modern Healthcare, and FloridaTrend magazine.

Lester J. Perling
is a partner with Broad and Cassel located in its Ft. Lauderdale office and is a member of the Firm’s Health Law and White Collar Civil and Criminal Fraud Defense Practice Groups. Mr. Perling is a board-certified health law attorney with extensive experience as a health care administrator. Mr. His practice is concentrated in representing clients with regard to Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and fraud and abuse issues, federal and state fraud investigations and administrative proceedings, and various administrative and corporate matters. Mr. Perling is a nationally known speaker on health law related topics and is Chair-Elect of The Florida Bar Health Law section.