When should we freeze the practice price

Sometimes you, the associate, are offered an opportunity to buy into the practice in which you have been associating. You may be offered a fifty percent interest in a two-doctor partnership or a thirty-three percent interest in a three-way doctor partnership, etc. We all know that the price the associate is paying today will likely … Continued →

What if Your GP Seller Sublets Space to a Smaller practice?

When you are looking to buy a practice, sometimes you may find a seller who sublets their space to another dentist. Maybe that sublet tenant is a general practitioner (GP) or a specialist; does it really matter? Do you care if that sublet practice stays or goes? Well, if they are a GP, I am … Continued →

Buying a Practice When Seller Has More Than One Location

As multiple location owners have risen over the past five to ten years, it was a matter of time before we would start seeing more transactions where the buyers are looking to purchase one of the locations, NOT all of them. While this may not seem like a big deal or add any complexities, it … Continued →

Owner Occupied Real Estate-Seller Won’t Sell Real Estate-Deal Breaker?

Often, when a dental practice seller also owns the real estate, they sell both the practice and the real estate at the same time (or at least that is their desire). At the same time, this ends up being an excellent opportunity for most buyers, that is, to buy real estate and become a real … Continued →

Dental CPAs Q&A: Should High Labor Costs Disqualify a Practice Acquisition?

In this edition of Dental CPAs Q&A, I’m going tackle a difficult topic: labor costs. It’s a sensitive subject to bring up sometimes because most dentists I know think the world of their staff, and want to compensate them accordingly for all the work they do supporting and growing the practice. There are limits to … Continued →