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Title Policies

If you ever buy commercial property, this niche episode is for you. In this one we dive into the nooks and crannies of title insurance, and discuss why this may be an underrated aspect of the real estate purchase process.

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Do I Have Unreasonable Expectations?

Everyone wants to negotiate the best contract possible. But how can you tell if your demands are reasonable? Are you simply being “aggressive” or have you crossed the line into “unrealistic” and “difficult?” In this episode Joe discusses a few simple metrics you can...

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Handshake

Whatever happened to the “handshake deal?” Is that still a thing? And if so, is it enough? In this episode we discuss when a handshake deal might be fine, and why usually it is not.

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Assignments

One of the most disruptive aspects of a practice transition is the assignment of the lease. Not adequately preparing for it can kill a deal. In this episode we explain what an assignment is, what the assignment process looks like, and what pitfalls to avoid.

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Bad Reviews

A lot of thought leaders have great things to say about how to handle bad, abusive, or fake online reviews (they really do), but what does the law say that your options are? In this episode Joe explains the legal battlefield around what people can or cannot say about...

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Parole

Remember when your job was recruiting you and your boss promised how much you’d make, or how they wouldn’t schedule you on Fridays? What if that, or anything else they promised, doesn’t make it into your contract? Does the fact that it was in an email make it more...

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Solicitation

What does the “solicitation” in your non-solicitation actually mean? That you cannot call former patients? Or treat them at all? What if they find you? We explore these questions, and more, in today’s episode.  

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Right of First Refusal

Does a Right of First Refusal mean what you think it means? What is the difference between that and a right of first offer, or a purchase option? In this episode, we explore which of these concepts is best to have, and how hard they might be to get.

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Indemnification

Do you get excited by legal gobbledlygook? Neither do we, but that doesn’t mean it’s not incredibly important to your contract. In this episode, we tackle the mind-numbingly boring concept of indemnification and do what we can to make it make sense.

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Employee Purchase Options

What’s the saddest phone call we get? Probably the one from the guy who just spent 3 years working under a promise to buy into the practice and then SURPRISE! The practice has been sold to corporate dental. In this episode, we discuss what you need to do in order to protect promises made to you to buy into the practice recruiting you.

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TV Lawyers

Why isn’t your lawyer as dramatic as Lt. Daniel Kaffee, and why isn’t the negotiation of your employment agreement as contentious as an episode of Law & Order? In this episode, we explain the key differences between the types of cases that feature on TV, and the types of lawyers that handle dental transactions.

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Lease Length Matters

Are you getting ripped off by signing a 10-year lease? Are you taking on unnecessary risks by taking on such a long lease term? Is your broker pushing you into a long lease only because it benefits him? In this episode, Joe explores the factors that influence lease term, and why what you’ve read on the internet may not be the complete story.

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Skin in the Game

Conventional wisdom says that if you give an associate some “skin in the game” via partial ownership, that associate will be more invested in the success of the office. In this episode Joe challenges this conventional wisdom. He discusses when it may work, and when it may not, and the headaches that come when it does not produce a long-term meaningful improvement in an associate.

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That Second Office

Why are so many satellite offices for sale out there? What went wrong? And, how do you know when you’re ready to make the jump to another office? In this episode, Joe walks through his observations of where so many practice owners go wrong when trying to expand, and how to avoid the same pitfalls.

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