03 Dec Associate Lawyer Agreement
Employment and association contracts are important because the contractual agreement sets out the terms of employment between the owner of the practice and the associated company. Whether you are signing your first contract or negotiating a renewal, it is essential that your employment contract be audited by an experienced lawyer, who can ensure that the agreement benefits both parties. We specialize in work and association agreements for private practices, corporate sublettings and medical and dental services organizations (DSOs). In dentistry, associated chords can be a polarizing subject. Most dentists know someone who has been negatively affected by an ineffective or non-existent association agreement. Whether it`s a new degree limited by aggressive restrictions or a firm owner stuck in a relationship that no longer works, it`s understandable that employees and owners have been both in the past about these agreements. The good news is that we can help. This example contract contains the terms of a typical employment relationship between a law firm and an associated company. A written agreement can help ensure that the rights and obligations of both parties are discussed and agreed upon from the outset where the relationship exists. This can help avoid problems later on. Typical agreements are provided by LAWPRO for your return and use when designing clean documents. They are NOT designed to be used “as it is.” Their ability depends on a number of factors.
This document can be amended to comply with the specific rules you have adopted. Associates: From your point of view, the main reason for an association agreement is to know what you agree with. Often these agreements are designed by the owners, but there are still important considerations to consider when negotiating and signing an association agreement. Owner: You`ve worked hard to start your practice and build your patient base, and if you get to the point where you can`t do it yourself, it`s time to find a collaborator. But before hiring this perfect partner, this is the best time to outline how the proposed relationship will work: will it be short-term? What are the days and schedules available at the clinic? How is their compensation structured? Are there any benefits you can offer them? Resolving these issues helps clarify the responsibilities of both parties. Non-competition agreements, often referred to as restrictive agreements, are regularly part of the associated agreements. The effectiveness of these conditions depends on their suitability in the circumstances, which further increases the motivation to work with a lawyer to design the agreement. A lawyer can not only increase the efficiency of conditions, but also help you avoid future conflicts. In addition, it is a good practice to plan a form of association agreement that you can customize for future employees. Other important considerations for the associated agreements focus on how things might change.
Perhaps you are a succession plan for your practice and hope that after a year or two in this relationship, your partner will be ready to buy in practice. Maybe an extension or additional site is being developed and you`ll need the days and schedules available to be flexible. If you are selling the practice, you need to know how much attention you need to give to your employee. And then the necessary (but sometimes uncomfortable) subject of what happens when it is necessary to end this relationship. Setting sufficient notice periods and confidentiality clauses can help minimize the impact on your practice. An associated agreement should focus on the objectives and expectations of both parties and, although this includes encirclement conditions and restrictions, the agreement should be adaptable and not stifle the development of relations. Whether you are an owner or an employee, you want the framework of your relationship to be designed by a competent lawyer.