Dermatology Practice Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures and Affiliations

Conducting Due Diligence, Meeting Regulatory Compliance Requirements, Overcoming Integration Challenges

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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Course Materials

This CLE course will provide guidance to counsel representing dermatology practices and investors when evaluating the various transaction structures for buying or selling a practice, conducting due diligence, and meeting regulatory compliance requirements. The panel will also offer best practices for executing dermatology practice deal transactions.


The demand for dermatology services is growing and expected to exceed $13 billion by 2017. This unprecedented growth in the practice of dermatology offers opportunities for private equity and other investors.

Counsel for dermatologists, dermatology practices, and investors must understand the composition of the market and the different deal structures available in order to determine which structure is most appropriate for the transaction in question.

Counsel must also consider corporate practice of medicine and fee splitting, HIPAA compliance, Stark compliance, and noncompete enforceability in assessing whether to go forward with the sale, merger, acquisition or purchase of a practice.

Listen as our authoritative panel of healthcare attorneys examines dermatology practice transaction structures, due diligence issues and regulatory compliance challenges. The panel will also address integration challenges and will offer best practices for executing mergers, acquisitions, sales or purchase of dermatology practices.



  1. Market conditions and trends
  2. Dermatology practice transaction structures
  3. Due diligence issues
    1. Corporate practice of medicine and fee splitting
    2. Noncompete enforceability
    3. Licenses
    4. Ancillary Services
  4. Regulatory compliance challenges
    1. HIPAA and patient records
    2. Stark / Anti-Kickback matters
  5. Integration challenges
  6. How buyers value dermatology practices
  7. Best practices
  8. How practices can enhance their value in preparation for sale or investment


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What are the regulatory compliance requirements and key diligence considerations in dermatology practice transactions?
  • What impacts the fair market value of a dermatology practice?
  • What best practices should counsel employ when assessing which structure should be used in a dermatology practice transaction?


Richard S. Cooper
Richard S. Cooper

McDonald Hopkins

Mr. Cooper is the manager of the firm’s National Healthcare Practice Group and is co-chair of its Healthcare...  |  Read More

Bradley V. Martorana
Bradley V. Martorana

Snell & Wilmer

Mr. Martorana has extensive experience advising businesses, tax exempt organizations, entrepreneurs and investors in...  |  Read More

William C. Bundy
William C. Bundy

Managing Director
Bundy Group

Mr. Bundy is an investment banker who has been involved with or overseen the closure of over 150 transactions across a...  |  Read More

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