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ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Structuring a medical practice from a tax planning perspective is a niche market vastly underserved by tax and accounting practitioners, according to leading tax experts Alan Gassman and Lester Perling, who will host a new webinar from BNA Tax & Accounting entitled Individual and Group Medical Practices: Tax, Health Law, and Creditor Protection Planning.


Focusing on the physician practice market , the webinar, to be held on March 2, 2010, 1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m., ET will examine primary structures, health and tax law considerations, and both conventional and innovative planning opportunities that are not always obvious to legal, tax and accounting practitioners.

In 60 - 90 minutes, Gassman and Perling will offer practical advice on:

  • How medical practice and associated structuring is different than structuring for a typical or other professional closely held business
  • How to insulate medical practice entities from malpractice liability
  • How to coordinate practice and associated business and investment entity structuring with the Physician's personal planning
  • Compensation, dividend, and associated distribution planning
  • Planning ahead to reduce the transitional costs associated with bringing in a first new partner
  • Using New Parent F reorganizations
  • Reviewing common mistakes made by physicians and their advisors

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Choose and adapt appropriate business and investment structures for physician endeavors
  • Understand and recognize alternative opportunities
  • Communicate effectively with physician clients and their other advisors
  • Recognize traps for the unwary with respect to tax, creditor protection, and medical law planning

"The interplay between tax law, health law and creditor protection planning must be addressed with simple and logical solutions," says BNA Tax & Accounting senior tax analyst Harry Pskowski. "Education of and communication with clients and advisors is therefore absolutely critical."

About the Speakers

Alan S. Gassman, J.D., LL.M. practices law in Clearwater, Florida and has spoken and

published extensively on physician and medical practice structure and planning. He is a

commentator for the Leimberg Information Services (ALISI@) and Co-Chairs annual Florida

Bar Continuing Education Conferences on Representing the Physician and Wealth

Conservation. He has published numerous articles in BNA and other leading publications, and

has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, Medical Economics, Modern Healthcare, and FloridaTrend magazine.

Lester J. Perling, J.D. is a partner with Broad and Cassel located in its Ft. Lauderdale office and is a member of the Firm's Health Law and White Collar Civil and Criminal Fraud Defense Practice Groups. Mr. Perling is a board-certified health law attorney with extensive experience as a health care administrator. His practice is concentrated in representing clients with regard to Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and fraud and abuse issues, federal and state fraud investigations and administrative proceedings, and various administrative and corporate matters. Mr. Perling is a nationally known speaker on health law related topics and is Chair-Elect of The Florida Bar Health Law section.

Individual and Group Medical Practices: Tax, Health Law, and Creditor Protection Planning takes place March 2, 2010, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., ET. Register for this webinar and obtain further information about CLE and CPE credits, go to: or call 1-800-372-1033, menu Option 6, then Option 1. The fee is $249 for BNA subscribers, $299 for nonsubscribers.

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About BNA Tax & Accounting Webinars

BNA Tax & Accounting is the foremost source of tax and accounting research, news, practice tools, and guidance for tax attorneys, CPAs, corporate tax managers, estate planners, and financial accountants.  Designed for today's busy practitioners, our webinars offer the same expertise and relevance that are the hallmark of all BNA Tax & Accounting resources. In just 60-90 minutes, practitioners gain in-depth knowledge on a current tax or accounting topic from experts in that area — and benefit from practical applications that can be put to work immediately. Conference attendees have the opportunity to ask the speakers questions, and may be eligible to earn CLE or CPE credits — all from the convenience of their own office or conference room.

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