Practice Transitions for the Practicing Dentist
Everything you Need to Know


Benjamin P. Malerba, Esq.
Douglas E. Menikheim, Esq.
Joel M. Greenberg, Esq.
Eric J. Ploumis, DMD. Esq.
Sean N. Simensky, Esq.

Tuesday, April 2nd – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm



Benjamin P. Malerba, Esq. is the chair of Rivkin Radler’s Health Services practice and a member of its Privacy, Data & Cyber Law practice. He counsels a cross-section of healthcare providers, facilities and businesses on transactional issues and on security breaches related to HIPAA.

Douglas E. Menikheim, Esq. focuses his practice on representing and advising health care clients in connection with a variety of corporate transactions, including representing private equity funds investing in management service organizations (MSOs) and dental service organizations (DSOs).

Joel M. Greenberg, Esq. advises healthcare clients regarding the business and legal issues that arise in their professional practices and how to properly adhere to the complicated maze of federal and state laws, rules and regulations that govern the industry.

Eric J. Ploumis, DMD, Esq. Dr. Ploumis is an attorney, an orthodontist, and an associate clinical professor at New York University. He concentrates his representation on the business and transactional issue dentists face daily.

Sean N. Simensky, Esq.  represents dentists and other healthcare providers in the start-up, acquisition or sale of their practice, corporate structuring, establishment of partnerships, associate contracts, employee matters, and general contract review.

Course Description:

The topics we will cover in our presentation include:

  1. Who should be on your practice transition team?
  2. What type of professional entity is right for you?
  3. Associate agreements, why are they critical to your transition success.
  4. The evolution of a good transition: from associate to owner.
  5. Finding a buyer for your practice—what to look for and how to make it work.
  6. Tax issue essential to a successful transition.
  7. How your office lease plays an important role in the transition.
  8. DSO’s vs. selling to an individual, strategies, risks, and benefits.

This presentation is graciously co-sponsored by