Starting a New Healthcare Practice? We're here to help.

Whether you’re just out of residency or leaving employment after many years to strike out on your own, using your clinical skills to start your own business can be both exciting and intimidating. If you’re reading this, you’ve taken a first step! Nixon Law Group has helped many physicians and other clinicians start their own practices, and based on this experience, we have developed a special offering of rates and services specifically designed for the Healthcare Entrepreneur.  

Whether you’re starting a concierge practice or a behavioral health clinic, a primary care practice or a medspa, a specialty practice or a clinical laboratory, we can help you establish your practice and lay the groundwork for success. Nixon Law Group provides a wide range of legal and regulatory compliance services, and our Nixon HealthNexus non-attorney experts are available to assist with accounting and finance, credentialing, vendor selection, and more.

To learn more about why it is important for a healthcare entrepreneur to hire a lawyer with healthcare expertise, please see our post: Do I Really Need a Healthcare Lawyer? 


Click below for a FREE COPY of Nixon Law Group’s comprehensive guide on Starting a Health Care Practice.


Legal services for Startup Healthcare Providers/Suppliers

Business Formation and Corporate Documents

  • Strategy consult regarding type of entity

  • Partnership consult to determine key partners (e.g., legal team, CPA, practice manager, benefits provider, malpractice insurance provider)

  • Business license procurement

  • Filing with the State Corporation Commission and Licensing Board

  • Shareholder or Member Agreement

  • Buy-sell Agreement

Licensure and Credentialing

  • Medicare Provider Number Acquisition

  • DEA, Board of Pharmacy, and/or CLIA licenses

  • Obtaining a National Provider Identification Number (NPI)

  • Payer Contracting and Credentialing

Acquisition of Space and Equipment

  • Space lease or purchase negotiation

  • Equipment lease or purchase negotiation

  • Software license negotiation

  • Drafting purchase/lease documents



  • Pro Forma/Budget Development

  • Developing physician compensation schema (for Group Practices)

Key Practice Operations Documents

  • Employment Agreements

  • Independent Contractor Agreements

  • Employee Handbook

  • Practice Policies & Procedures Manual

  • Client Intake Paperwork


  • HIPAA Security Risk Analysis, training, and related documentation

  • Fraud and Abuse Analysis (*if relevant) – Stark, Anti-Kickback, CMP, Beneficiary Inducement

  • Negotiation of former employer restrictive covenants (non-compete, non-solicitation)

  • Clinical Laboratories Improvement Amendments (CLIA) compliance


Nixon Law Group is proud to be the only legal services provider in the ACO Exhibit Hall!

Fee Schedule for Healthcare Providers/Suppliers

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Getting Started

This offering is available as a one-time purchase to new and current clients who are just beginning their new practice journey. We provide a deeply discounted rate for the purchase of a bundle of 10 hours.

  • 10-hour Bundle: $2,750 ($275/hour)

Non-Prepaid Hourly Rate:   

  • $350-400/hour (varies geographically)

  • $2,000 deposit


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Ramping Up

This offering is available for practices throughout the first year of our engagement. We provide a “First Year” discount for all bundled hours purchased. If you are participating in our prepaid bundles 20 hours and above you will receive a one-hour complimentary strategy session per year. 

  • 10-hour Bundle: $3,150 ($315/hour)

  • 20-hour Bundle: $6,000 ($300/hour)

Non-Prepaid Hourly Rate:   

  • $350-400/hour (varies geographically)

  • $2,000 deposit


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Growth and Expansion

This package is available for practices in Year 2 and beyond. If you are participating in our prepaid bundles 20 hours and above you will receive a one-hour complimentary strategy session per year. 

Metropolitan Areas

  • 10-hour Bundle: $4,250 ($425/hour)

  • 20-hour Bundle: $8,300 ($415/hour)

Non-Metropolitan Areas

  • 10-hour Bundle: $3,250 ($325/hour)

  • 20-hour Bundle: $6,300 ($315/hour)

Non-Prepaid Hourly Rate:   

  • $375-425/hour (varies geographically)

  • $3,000 deposit


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