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Philip M. Bogart
Partner
7 Saint Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202-1636
Phone: 410.347.8710
Fax: 410.223.4303
pbogart@wtplaw.com

Phil Bogart focuses his practice on representing a broad range of clients, including privately owned and managed companies, insurance brokerage companies, professional practices, information technology companies, nonprofit organizations and start-up companies. In addition, he has developed a niche practice counseling medical, dental and veterinary practices in numerous transactional matters.

Business and Corporate Law

Phil advises his clients on a wide variety of commercial arrangements including:

Equity and debt financings

Mergers and acquisitions

Buy-sell agreements and business succession planning

Joint Ventures

Phil also acts as an informal outside general counsel to a number of clients that consult with him on an extensive range of issues, including risk management, vendor agreements, services agreements, employment issues, and many other day-to-day aspects of starting and running a business.

Phil also has experience advising professional fundraisers and charitable organizations on compliance issues in connection with state and federal fundraising and telemarketing regulations.

Medical / Dental / Veterinary Practice Transitions Experience

Over the years, Phil has represented numerous medical, dental and veterinary practices and gained valuable knowledge about the unique needs facing a wide range of doctors, dentists, dental specialists, veterinarians and other professionals in business transactions and situations they encounter during the lifespan of their practices. He assists these clients in structuring, negotiating and documenting employee arrangements, partnership arrangements, acquisitions, separations and sales.

Phil is a regular contributor to publications and websites that covers dental office management and offers resources for dentists. He also frequently addresses dental students at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore, Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington, D.C., and, most recently, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) helping them to prepare for legal issues they may encounter upon graduation.

Recognitions

Selected as a Baltimore "Legal Elite" by SmartCEO Magazine's Reader's Poll, 2009

Publications & Presentations

"Letter of the Law: Protecting the Goodwill of Your Dental Practice," Dental Technology Center (October 2017)

Featured on Dentaltown's Dentistry Uncensored Podcast "Do You Really Need a Lawyer?(October 2016)

“Driving Into the Details” Dealing with Selling Equity of a Dental Practice to a Dental Employee (June 2016)

Sample Letter To Patients Following The Sale Of A Dental Practice (May 2016)

Associate dentist misclassification: Are you making this mistakeDentistry iQ (March 2016)

Top 10 Questions to Ask Before Signing an Associate Agreement,Dentaltown (new grad edition, 2015)

Ready to make the big move? Checklist: Letter of Intent to purchase a dental practice, Dentistry iQ (September 2015)

Look Beyond Price: Consider other Terms Involved in Buying and Selling a Dental Practice. Dentistry iQ (May 2013)

Do an Initial Exam before Buying a Dental Practice. Dentistry iQ (Marh 2012)

Hiring an Associate: Employee or Independent Contractor?. Dentistry iQ (February 2012)

Advice You Can Take to the Bank: What You Need to Know about Commitment Letters! Dentistry iQ (October 2011)

Get the Answers before Signing a Dental Office Lease. Dentistry iQ (August 2011)

Sinking Your Teeth into an Associateship Arrangement. Dentistry iQ (March 2011)

Avoiding Gaps in Your Partnership or Group Practice's Operating Agreement. Dentistry iQ (July 2010)

An Exit Strategy for the Solo Dentist: The Three-Phase Plan. Dentistry iQ (March 2010)

Best Practices for Dental Patient Records. Dentistry iQ (February 2010)

How Much is My Dental Practice Worth? Does it Really Matter? Dentistry iQ (November 2009)

Safeguard Your Practice's Most Valuable Asset: Goodwill. Dentistry iQ (September 2009)

Developing an Effective Records Retention Policy for Your Practice. Dentistry iQ (August 2009)

Survey Says: 9 Out of 10 Dentists Prefer the S-Corp or the LLC. Dentistry iQ (July 2009)

Solo Dentists Shouldn't Go It Alone When Merging Their Practices. Dentistry iQ (June 2009)

Memberships & Activities

Member: Maryland State Bar Association

Member: American Bar Association; Business Law Section

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law (J.D. 1999) with honors
  • Ner Israel Rabbinical College (M.T.L. 1996)
  • Ner Israel Rabbinical College (B.T.L. 1994)