Employment considerations when purchasing a professional practice*
Purchasing a professional practice can be an exciting time for the purchaser, but it can also be an overwhelmingly complex and time-consuming endeavour if you don’t engage the right people to guide you through the process. There are many important business and legal considerations to keep in…View the post titled Employment considerations when purchasing a professional practice*
Privacy and the use of electronic medical and dental records
Physicians, dentists and other health practitioners have professional, legal and ethical responsibilities to keep the personal health information of their patients confidential and private. These obligations are governed and imposed by the regulatory body of each profession as well as variou…View the post titled Privacy and the use of electronic medical and dental records
Selling your professional practice?
Employment considerations when selling your professional practice* Whatever the reason might be to sell a professional practice, whether for the purposes of retirement, a change of career, or no longer wanting to be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business, there are impor…View the post titled Selling your professional practice?
Updates to the Certificate of Authorization renewal process for Dentistry Professional Corporations
The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) has made a recent change to the annual renewal process for Certificates of Authorization for a dentistry professional corporation. For all dentists who practice through a dentistry professional corporation, this change is important as i…View the post titled Updates to the Certificate of Authorization renewal process for Dentistry Professional Corporations
Associate agreements in a medical, dental, or other professional practice
Many new graduates will decide to enter a medical, dental, or other professional practice by joining an existing practice as an associate. An associate agreement is an agreement that governs the business relationship between the professional or the corporation that owns the practice (for th…View the post titled Associate agreements in a medical, dental, or other professional practice
Landlord and other third-party consents in business transactions
When a professional practice or business is sold, whether by share sale or asset sale, consideration must be given to the issue of third-party consents. Typically, when a business enters into a third-party contract, the contract will include a provision whereby the consent of such third part…View the post titled Landlord and other third-party consents in business transactions
Online presence for physicians: Appropriate use of social media
Our interactions and presence on social media have continued to increase, especially during the pandemic when the need and desire to stay connected with one another has been heightened. Many professionals, including physicians, use social media in their practice as an effective tool to commu…View the post titled Online presence for physicians: Appropriate use of social media
Estate planning for professionals
As professionals progress in their careers, the estate planning process may become quite complex. The development of a clear estate plan is critical to ensure that the intentions of the testator are honoured, while dealing with the estate in the most tax efficient manner. Many business owner…View the post titled Estate planning for professionals
Support for Businesses during COVID-19: CEBA application deadline extended
Despite being able to resume operations following the lifting of certain governmental restrictions related to COVID-19, many business owners continue to experience unprecedented financial challenges. After months of decreased revenue – or possibly even periods without any revenue – business …View the post titled Support for Businesses during COVID-19: CEBA application deadline extended
Intellectual property considerations for Professionals: Who owns educational or promotional content (like this article)?
Copyright in content Many businesses, including medical clinics and dental offices, are re-opening after being forced to shut down by public health authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the shut down, many professionals and small business owners published various articles, blog po…View the post titled Intellectual property considerations for Professionals: Who owns educational or promotional content (like this article)?
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