A/R related Strategies When Buying a Practice

Most dental practice buyers have the notion that the A/R (patient accounts receivables) aspect of buying a dental practice is fairly straightforward. You either buy the A/R or you don’t. However, I will cover three nuances concerning the A/R if you choose NOT to buy them. First, let’s briefly summarize the main two points of […]

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 […]

What Percentage of the Purchase Price should be Allocated to Goodwill?

I see this question frequently, and occasionally I get asked this question from potential buyers. I see claims made by sellers’ advisors that goodwill should be at least 80% of the total purchase price or worse, they suggest that anything lower than 80% will draw the attention of the IRS. This is just plain FALSE! […]