“My transition from being a resident physician to a “practicing physician” was difficult, because I was not prepared for the business aspect of medicine. Amongst my various employment contracts, there were many legal implications and responsibilities that I inherently wasn’t aware nor prepared to handle. Luckily, I was introduced to Peter from a colleague and the rest was history. Working with Peter has truly been amazing. He is very intelligent, thorough, and takes time his time to interpret the legal verbiage utilized in contracts. He has great experience and is a paradigm of knowledge for new and established physicians and has a current grasp on the fair market value of physician contacts with their respective specialties. Peter has been very successful at renegotiating my contracts to reflect my best interest as a priority. He also was very effective in negotiating fair non-compete and termination clauses, competitive compensations, etc. His resourcefulness and realm of expertise has not only protected me, but it has also given me the confidence to start my own practice. Peter’s unyielding support and counseling as my business and legal advisor has organized and equipped my new practice to stand on its own. I am truly grateful to have Peter in my corner and will forever be indebted to him for his service.”
Dr. Onya L.
“After years of training, I was happy to finally have my first contract. It was extremely helpful to have Peter by my side when it was time to review and negotiate my contract for a tenured faculty position at a major academic institution. Not only was Peter instrumental in helping me to understand all aspects of the contract, but because of his extensive experience with physician employment contracts he was able to help me negotiate things I would not think of asking. Peter did such a great job that I have used him again for my second contract for an associate position at a large private practice group. With the majority of physicians leaving their first job, it’s important to have a physician contract attorney help you review your contract. Peter has extensive experience and I would highly recommend him.”
Dr. Jesus M.
“I have worked as a nurse in various hospitals and have signed several contracts with my employers during the course of my career. Truth be told, I never read these contracts. I thought since I was working with large, reputable employers that their contracts would be fair to me so I did not bother to seek any legal help. I was wrong and naïve about the process. But when I became a nurse practitioner and was offered a position with a family medicine medical center as an independent contractor, I knew I had to be wiser. And hiring PT Law, PLLC was one of the best decisions I made. Peter helped me set up my legal entity and walked me through the whole incorporation process. It was a relief to have someone extremely knowledgeable by my side because I was clueless! Thereafter, Peter reviewed my contract with the medical center, and he suggested revisions that were for my benefit. In the end, my employer agreed with Peter’s proposed revisions, and I ended up with a much better employment package. I was not only happy to come on board, but I also had the peace of mind knowing the contract protected my interests as well.”
Anna Lee T., ARNP
“It is a pleasure to write a review about my contract lawyer. It is nerve wrecking and futile to attempt an understanding of complicated medical contracts. Therefore, I highly recommend Peter to anyone who is about to sign into a commitment in the health care field. Peter is an astute, diligent, and professional contract lawyer; yet he’s laid back and very easy to talk to. His whole family (2 brothers, mother and father) are all in the medical field, so he has seen first-hand potential consequences of seemingly minor, hidden, and vague terminology that is buried in a 15-20 page contract. Not only did he help me understand my contract, but he gave solid advice on negotiating certain terms that were important to me personally, such as PTO time. Furthermore, Peter gave me a global outlook on how my contract compares with other contracts in the medical field. Working with Peter was truly a valuable experience, and I highly endorse his services for anyone who is about to sign a contract in the medical field. Peter is someone I would refer to my own family, as I have a sister who is graduating physician assistant school and my other sister is an optometrist.”
Dr. Aurash E.
“I just completed my pain management fellowship and was eager to sign an employment agreement presented by a national healthcare services company. Fortunately, a family member advised me to have the contract reviewed by a lawyer, and I am glad that I did. The Physician Contract Lawyer identified for me a myriad of issues that I was not aware of nor could I have known because I was not versed in reading contracts. For example, although my job offer letter stated that I had a guaranteed term of employment, Peter pointed out that my actual employment contract stated that I could be terminated early upon the occurrence of certain specified events that were out of my control. Peter also counseled me on the meanings of certain provisions such as “restrictive covenants” and “confidentiality” obligations and “indemnification”. Most importantly, he suggested revisions to the contract to make the provisions fairer to me. For example, he revised the termination provisions to make it more difficult for my employer to terminate me. Even though my employer was represented by several attorneys, Peter was not intimidated and he fought hard on my behalf, and we won several important concessions from the employer that had great meaning for me. The benefits I received from the negotiation process greatly outweighed the amount of money I spent on legal fees. It was a win-win situation for me. When my contract was up for renewal six years later and the same employer presented me with a brand new employment agreement, I did not hesitate one second to engage Peter. Yet again, he advised me throughout the entire process, kept me informed, and negotiated a better deal for me than what was initially offered. Peter did a fantastic job for me, and I highly recommend him.”
Dr. Vince T.
“Whilst this was not my first time using a physicians’ contract attorney to review a contract, it definitely was the best experience I’ve had. The Physician Contract Lawyer was very upfront with the cost as well as the process. He took the time to actively listen and get to know me and my desires for a contract. He made great suggestions whilst asking for my opinion as well. Every revision made was not without a helpful explanation. He makes sure you are satisfied with the revisions before finalizing them.
I would definitely use him again for any physician legal service!”
Dr. Rebekah F.
“After I graduated from dental school, I was presented a job offer and a contract with a bunch of legalize that I did not understand or that I knew was too “one sided”. I did not want to get stuck in a bad situation so I knew I had to find an attorney to help me out. Frankly, I did an Internet search and found Peter’s website. After speaking with him, I was confident he could help me. Peter educated me on my compensation and benefits package and informed me of a few “traps” in the paperwork. He then proposed a few revisions to my contract and after a few back and forths with my employer, we agreed and signed on the dotted line. Several years later when I decided to start my own dental practice, I did not hesitate to contact Peter. He helped me to incorporate and set up my legal books. He helped me review the construction contract and architectural contract until I got my office building constructed. He helped me with an employee manual and various contracts like third party billing arrangements and most importantly, he drafted a contract for my own associate dentist. Peter is now my “go to” lawyer who I call for anything that comes up. It’s like I have my own general counsel in my office. And as a small business owner, things always come up, especially matters related to employees. Peter is always responsive, and he keeps things simple which is important to me.”
Dr. Paul T.