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Smooth Transitions: What to Expect When You Buy a Dental Practice

Cost:  $10 suggested donation
Date:  September 22, 2020
Time:  5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Location:  Hope Dental Clinic, 800 Minnehaha Avenue East, Suite 465, Saint Paul, MN 55106

This class is appropriate for licensed dentists and dental students.

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What you’ll learn

This lecture will go over the practical and legal process of purchasing a solo practice or doing a “buy-in.” Participants will learn what to expect from the Letter of Intent to Closing Day. We will discuss how to get started, where to find practices, what to avoid and/or look for when finding or buying a practice and decode all the legal terms and documents you will have to sign in order to realize your dream of becoming a practice owner. This lecture will be interactive and will go over the practicalities as well as the legal implications of a practice purchase.

Trainer: Hillary Becchetti, JD; Attorney, Owner & CEO Pine Lake Law Firm 

Hillary Harms Becchetti grew up in the world of dentistry. Both of her parents are dentists. Her first job was working in her parents’ dental office and almost every family vacation was wherever the ADA conference happened to be that year. Needless to say, she has spent her entire life surrounded by the dental profession. It is no surprise that she decided to focus her legal career on dentists.

Hillary is the founder of Pine Lake Law Firm in Minnesota, a law firm that focuses solely on dental transactions. Through her law firm, Hillary counsels and represents dentists in practice transitions and acquisitions, employment agreements, general employment law issues, leases, estate planning, pre-nuptial agreements and conflict management. She is a licensed attorney in Minnesota and South Dakota. Hillary has co-authored an article featured in Northwest Dentistry that was awarded the International College of Dentists Leadership award for Journalism in 2016. Hillary also appeared in the Academy of General Dentistry December 2017 featured podcast with Dr. Wes Blakeslee, Understanding the Legal Side of Dental Transitions. Along with numerous presentations for the Minnesota Dental Association, she just recently  interviewed by Dr. David Rice of Ignite, DDS for an informational video regarding dental transitions. Visit our website, for more information. 

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