Critical Steps for Investing in Healthcare Facilities

If you’re a company, general counsel, or an investor that wants to open a new clinic or other AHCA-licensed health care facility in Florida, Howell, Buchan, & Strong is the firm investors lean on to understand and navigate the complexities of the process. In this blog, we'll outline the Five Key Steps to Opening or […]

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Failure to Disclose a past Arrest on your Real Estate Application!

Are you unsure of how to address a past arrest or indiscretion? In any profession, as well as in Real Estate, is in your best interest to be truthful on your application to become a Florida Real Estate Agent, Broker, or Appraiser. The real estate profession is one that is built on ethics, truth, and honesty. […]

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Navigating a Complaint Against your Real Estate License

When the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DPBR) issues an administrative complaint or denial of your real estate, appraiser, broker, or other license renewal license, it's important that you understand the law so that you can keep working.  DPBR will issue an administrative complaint (A.C.) seeking revocation or suspension of your license or a […]

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HIPAA Issues to Consider When Buying a Healthcare Business

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) restricts transferring or disclosing certain patient-related information. When buying an active health care business, at some point patient’s information must be transferred to the buyer. Proactive preparation for HIPAA compliance is grounded in due diligence. Due diligence is not as straightforward for healthcare transactions as it is […]

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Considering Selling or Buying a Healthcare Services Business?

Buying or selling a healthcare business can be a complicated process. In addition to traditional contractual issues, you must also be aware of specific issues exclusive to healthcare businesses. The following are four of the issues you should take into consideration when purchasing or selling a healthcare business: Type of Sale. What am I selling […]

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Creating a Business or Company?

If you're at the critical point of needing to create an entity for your business or company, you're likely at beginning of exciting business endeavors ahead. As you embark on the next steps of creating your organization there are many important factors and steps to consider. We'll discuss your options for organizing your business, how […]

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Welcoming Associate Attorney, Wes Pope to Howell, Buchan & Strong

The Howell, Buchan & Strong Attorneys at Law firm is pleased to announce the addition of Wes Pope as Associate Attorney. On April 11, 2022, he was admitted to the Florida Bar, where he is licensed to practice in all state courts in Florida. Practicing in the Firm's Tallahassee office, Wes will be practicing in […]

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We Help Physicians Determine Eligibility for a Florida Medical License.

It is important to point out that law is an art, not a science.  Florida law contains basic requirements for obtaining a medical license.  While some criteria like graduating for an accredited school in the U.S. and passing the USMLE may seem clear cut, some applicants have unique situations which make their application problematic.  Doctors […]

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Nine out of 10 Dentists Recommend Lifetime Ban for Inadequate Recordkeeping

Nine out of 10 dentists might recommend ColgateTM, but the same ratio recently upheld a lifetime ban on a dentist's license for failure to maintain adequate patient records. It's a real-life example of how a dentist can lose his or her license. And how recordkeeping practices can be legally unacceptable as a standard of care […]

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Electrical Contractors and Civil Judgements

Your contractor license is your ticket to work in the State of Florida and a civil judgment against you is something to take very seriously. In this question-and-answer blog, we will walk through the common questions our legal team receives and the important steps you should take if you have received a civil judgment against […]

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