ARLINGTON, Va., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medical practices are a niche market vastly underserved by tax and accounting practitioners, according to leading tax experts Alan Gassman, Jim Feutz and Lester Perling, who will host a new webinar from Bloomberg BNA entitled Individual and Group Medical Practices: Tax, Health Law, and Creditor Protection Planning. Pension actuary Jim Feutz will also discuss pension planning opportunities with spreadsheet examples of how small professional practices can use presently existing opportunities to maximize contributions for practice owners.
Focusing on the physician practice market, the webinar, to be held on April 25, 2012, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 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.
"The interplay between tax law, health law, and creditor protection planning must be addressed with simple and logical solutions," says Bloomberg BNA senior tax analyst Robert Herman. "Education of and communication with clients and advisors is therefore absolutely critical."
In 90 minutes, Gassman, Feutz 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, pension, dividend, and associated distribution planning
-- Planning ahead to reduce the transitional costs associated with bringing
in a first new partner
-- Using Parent F reorganizations
-- Reviewing common mistakes made by physicians and their advisors
Upon completion of this program, participants will learn to:
-- Choose and adapt appropriate business and investment structures for
-- 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
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.
Jim Feutz is President of Suncoast Pension and Benefits Group, Inc., a Tampa based corporation providing administrative, actuarial and consulting services for retirements plans. Suncoast Pension Group specializes in designing and administering retirement plans which optimize benefits for the owners and key employees of professional corporations and small businesses, using proprietary systems such as The Plan Evaluator(TM), The Best Plan Solution(TM) and The Plan Compliance System(TM). Mr. Feutz is a member of the Society of Actuaries, the American Academy of Actuaries and the American Society of Pension Actuaries, and is a past director of the Florida West Coast Employee Benefits Council.
Bloomberg BNA 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 Bloomberg BNA 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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