Dental Practices and Dental Law

Dental Practice Representation


Petrova Law is in the business of representing general dentists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, pediatric dentists, orthodontists, endodontists, prosthodontists and periodontists in a wide range of transactional matters.

Allie loves working with dentists because of her personal background.  Attorney Petrova comes from a dental family with a strong tradition in medicine and dentistry, and has an intimate understanding of the business, legal, and operational challenges that accompany the dental field.

Ms. Petrova is at ease discussing aesthetic resin restorations, porcelain crowns and the demanding second mesio-buccal canal because dental topics continue to be common at home with her mother and brother being dentists.  Ms. Petrova also grew up around an orthopedic surgeon aunt, a cardiologist granduncle, and an ophthalmologist grandaunt.

We negotiate associate agreements, assist with due diligence and negotiations for practice purchases and sales, prepare buy-sell agreements, counsel on succession planning, and many other transitional and operational matters encountered at different stages of a professional career in healthcare. We routinely represent dentists in buying or selling practices, including negotiation, documentation, and closing of the transaction.


Representative Transactions:

Represent buying dentists in negotiating, documenting and closing the purchase of a dental practice and post-closing operations

Represent selling dentists in negotiating, documenting and closing the sale of a dental practice as well as analysis of tax-significant considerations

Represent group dental practices and assist with governance and tax-favorable structuring

Represent dental support organizations (DSOs) in formation, operations, and tax matters

Guide founders of dental practices through formation, employment matters, tax considerations, leasing, and daily operations

Guide dentists in negotiating employment arrangements and proper structuring of independent contractor arrangements

Structure ownership and disposition of real estate properties


Practice Formation

  • Purchase of a Dental Practice
  • Dental Practice Startup
  • Multi-Office Practices
  • Dental Support Organizations (DSOs)
  • Tax Planning and Considerations
  • Multi-Owner Agreements
  • Buy-Sell Agreements


  • Associate Buy-Ins and Buy-Outs
  • Associate Employment Agreements
  • Independent Contractor Arrangements
  • Noncompetition and Nonsolicitation
  • Leaving a Practice
  • Collection of Unpaid Compensation

Practice Succession and Exit

  • Sale of a Dental Practice
  • Practice Succession Planning
  • Parent-Child Transitions
  • Dissolution and Liquidation

Practice Operations

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Petrova Law is a boutique law firm focused exclusively on tax and business law matters. Attorney Petrova works with dentists as well as dental and dental specialty practices on the national level.  She advises dentists on purchases and sales of dental practices, complex business tax planning and tax strategy, and taxpayer representation before the Internal Revenue Service and state tax authorities.

For more information, call us today at (336) 310-1210, email us, or contact us online.