From advising solo practitioners to specialists to multi-partner offices, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna has the experience and diversity of services you need to ensure the long-term growth and viability of your medical or dental practice.
Mergers, Acquisitions and Practice Transitions
We regularly advise medical and dental professionals with respect to the formation, financing, purchase, sale and merger of medical, dental and oral surgery practices, as well as retirement and business-succession planning matters.
Labor and Employment
The Firm counsels and represents a wide variety of health practitioners with respect to a diverse range of labor and employment matters including employment and independent contractor agreements, restrictive covenants, licensing, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, disability law, termination-related claims, labor relations (including wage and hour matters), and employee benefits. Representation of practitioners before their respective licensing boards.
Patients, Privacy and Compliance
Working with our Privacy, Cybersecurity and Information Management practice, we can assist medical and dental practices with development and implementation of statutory and regulatory compliance plans, in addressing HIPAA/HITECH privacy and security issues and, more generally, in assisting in the resolution of patient care and treatment issues if and when they arise. Expertise in corporate practice of medicine and other regulatory matters governing the practice of dentistry including, but not limited to, compliance, patient care, self-referrals, and anti-kickback.
We have a diverse litigation practice that includes civil litigation, white collar criminal defense, and administrative and regulatory litigation. Working closely in conjunction with members of the Firm’s other practice groups, the Firm’s litigators regularly appear in State and federal courts throughout New York, and in recent years have appeared in matters arising in federal courts in the First, Second, Fifth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits as well as in the United States Supreme Court.
The Firm also advises and represents policyholders with respect to a broad range of risks covered by insurance including professional liability, directors and officers liability, errors and omissions liability, property damage, disability, educators’ liability, products liability, construction liability, and employee dishonesty losses.
Our real estate attorneys have a breadth and depth of experience in real estate issues unmatched in Upstate New York. Our clients include health practitioners, financial institutions, FORTUNE 500 companies, major statewide, national and local developers, public entities, not-for-profits and individuals.
Real Estate Development, Zoning and?Land Use
The Land Use and Development Practice Group serves clients in a complete range of environmental matters from routine regulatory compliance, to permitting and approvals, to complex multi-media administrative enforcement and litigation. The Practice Group advises clients on compliance with local, state and federal statutes and regulations relating to the development of real estate, including representing its clients before local planning and town boards, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (“NYSDEC”), the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States Army Corps of Engineers and other federal and state agencies. Much of the Firm’s land use practice is devoted to assisting clients in complying with the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”) and, where relevant, the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”). We welcome the opportunity to work with you in your practice.