Brenden Kelley Law:
Ohio’s Dedicated Dental Practice Lawyer

Navigating the Legal Landscape of Dental Practice with Precision and Care.

Big Law Firm Quality
Without the Big Law Firm Fees

Understanding the Unique Needs of Dentists

At Brenden Kelley Law, we understand the unique legal needs of the dental profession and are dedicated to providing comprehensive legal support to our clients in Cleveland, Ohio. Brenden understands better than most lawyers a dentist’s unique concerns because his wife, Dr. Abigail A. Kelley, DMD, is a dentist herself. This unique perspective enhances our ability to offer comprehensive and empathetic legal support to dental professionals in Ohio.

Comprehensive Dental Practice Transactions

Buying or Selling a Dental Practice

The purchase or sale of a dental practice is a pivotal moment for any dentist. Brenden Kelley offers expert guidance through:

  • Due Diligence: Thorough examination of all aspects of the practice to ensure transparency and prevent future disputes.
  • Contract Negotiation and Drafting: Customizing agreements to accurately reflect the needs and intentions of all parties involved.
  • Strategic Advisory: From evaluating the best time to buy or sell, to advising on market conditions and potential growth opportunities.


Starting a new dental practice is an exciting venture that requires careful planning and legal foresight:

  • Business Entity Formation: We advise on selecting the optimal business structure that offers liability protection and tax advantages specific to dental practices.
  • Legal Documentation: From registering your practice to drafting foundational documents that govern its operations, we handle all legal formalities.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensuring adherence to all healthcare regulations, including local and federal laws that impact your practice directly.

Advanced Contractual and Employment Solutions

A dental practice’s success is often secured by its contracts and employment practices:

  • Partnership Agreements: Crafting agreements that clearly define the roles, responsibilities, and benefits of each partner.
  • Employee Contracts: Including comprehensive terms that protect the practice’s interests and reduce the likelihood of legal conflicts.

Navigating Real Estate and Zoning for Dental Offices

Selecting the right location for your practice and ensuring it complies with zoning laws are critical steps that require professional legal assistance:

  • Lease Negotiations: We negotiate lease terms that protect your long-term interests.
  • Property Acquisitions and Sales: Handling all aspects of real estate transactions to ensure seamless transitions and compliance.

Regulatory Compliance and Risk Management

Staying compliant with health care laws is non-negotiable for dental practices:

  • HIPAA Compliance: Implementing systems and policies that protect patient privacy and secure sensitive information.
  • OSHA Compliance: Ensuring workplace safety standards are met to protect both patients and staff.

Dental Support Organizations and Healthcare Law

We assist with the legal aspects of managing Dental Support Organizations (DSOs) and navigating healthcare laws:

  • DSO Formation and Management: Legal strategies and documentation for establishing and operating DSOs effectively.
  • Healthcare Compliance: Navigating the Affordable Care Act and other healthcare regulations to keep your practice compliant and informed.
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The Brenden Kelley Difference

Brenden Kelley Law, Cleveland Ethics Lawyer I understand dental practices on a deeply personal level – my wife is a dentist.

As a dedicated small business lawyer, I approach dental law from a standpoint that few can match. Having my wife as a dental consultant to my practice is not just an advantage; it’s an edge that can make all the difference in the dental marketplace.

This dual perspective means I don’t just handle your legal issues – I understand them deeply and work alongside you to craft solutions that are not only legally sound but also practically viable for your dental practice. When you choose my firm, you’re not just choosing a law firm; you’re gaining a partner who is dedicated to your professional success and personal peace of mind.

For personalized legal support tailored to the dental industry’s unique needs, reach out for a free consultation. Let’s ensure your practice thrives in the competitive Ohio dental market.

Why Do You Need a Dental Lawyer in Ohio?

The intricacies of dental law require an attorney who not only understands broad legal principles but is also intimately familiar with the nuances of the dental industry. Here are crucial reasons why partnering with a dental lawyer is essential for your practice:

  • Industry-Specific Knowledge: Dental lawyers are well-versed in the specific legal challenges and opportunities unique to the dental industry, including regulatory compliance, professional liability, and practice management. This expertise is critical for navigating the complex landscape that dental professionals face daily.
  • Risk Mitigation: From malpractice claims to compliance issues, a dental lawyer helps protect your practice by foreseeing potential risks and implementing preventive strategies. Effective risk management is key to maintaining a reputable and thriving practice.
  • Operational Efficiency: Legal issues can be a significant distraction for dentists. By ensuring that all legal aspects of your practice are managed correctly, a dental lawyer allows you to focus more on patient care and less on the nuances of legal compliance.
  • Contractual Safeguards: Whether it’s employment contracts, partnership agreements, or vendor contracts, a dental lawyer ensures that all contractual relationships associated with your practice are clear, fair, and legally enforceable. This prevents future disputes and solidifies the stability of your operations.
  • Real Estate Advice: If your practice involves buying, leasing, or selling clinic space, a dental lawyer will handle the complex real estate laws and regulations, including lease negotiations and property purchases, which are pivotal in securing your practice’s physical location.
  • Navigational Aid for Regulatory Waters: With constant changes in healthcare laws, including HIPAA and OSHA, having a dental lawyer ensures that your practice is not only compliant but also ahead of regulatory curves, thus avoiding hefty fines and legal troubles.
  • Insurance and Claims Handling: Dental lawyers assist with the often complex insurance landscape, which covers everything from malpractice insurance to employment-related claims. This legal guidance is vital in protecting against potentially crippling financial liabilities.
  • Transactional Expertise: In-depth support during the purchase or sale of dental practices ensures transactions are completed efficiently and without oversight. This includes due diligence, financial assessments, and seamless transfer of licenses and permits.

Why Choose Brenden Kelley Law to be Your Legal Representative in Ohio?

  • Dedicated Dental Law Expertise: Brenden Kelley brings a specialized focus on dental law with extensive experience handling the specific needs of dentists and dental practices in Ohio. This expertise translates into tailored, strategic legal solutions that address the unique aspects of dental practice management and compliance.
  • Comprehensive Legal Support: From starting a new practice to handling complex mergers or litigation, Brenden Kelley Law provides a full spectrum of legal services that cover every potential legal need a dentist might encounter. This all-inclusive approach ensures that no matter the challenge, your practice has the necessary legal backing.
  • Personalized Client Relationships: We believe in building long-term relationships with our clients. By working with a limited number of practices, Brenden Kelley ensures that he can give each client the time and detailed attention they deserve, which is often not possible in larger law firms.
  • Proven Track Record: Our firm is known for its commitment to achieving positive outcomes for dentists. We have successfully navigated numerous legal challenges for our clients, reflecting our high standards of excellence and dedication to client success.
  • Local and Statewide Insights: With profound insights into both local and state legal environments, Brenden Kelley Law ensures that your practice benefits from comprehensive legal strategies that are fully compliant with Ohio’s specific regulations and beneficial from a local competitive standpoint.
  • Transparent and Predictable Billing: Understanding the financial pressures on dental practices, especially new or expanding ones, Brenden Kelley Law offers clear, predictable billing without hidden fees. This transparency in financial dealings builds trust and allows our clients to plan their finances better.
  • Strategic Problem Solving: Brenden Kelley does not just provide legal answers but also strategic advice that aligns with the goals and operations of your practice. His proactive problem-solving approach prevents legal issues before they arise, saving time and resources.

    Contact Us

    Our team is available 24/7 to discuss your legal needs and how we can assist. Schedule your free consultation today and discover how we can work together to achieve your goals.

    Brenden Kelley Law

    • Cleveland: 815 Superior Ave • Suite 1815 • Cleveland, Ohio 44114
    • Columbus: 21 E State Street • Suite 200 • Columbus, Ohio 43215
    • Cincinnati: 201 E. Fifth Street • Suite 1900-1325 • Cincinnati, OH 45202
    • Pittsburgh: 322 North Shore Drive • Building 1B, Suite 200 • Pittsburgh, PA 15212

    M-F: 9am-6pm, Sat: 10am-3pm, Sun: Closed. By Appointment Only.

    Why Choose Brenden Kelley Law?

    Experience: Brenden Kelley Law brings a wealth of experience across all legal services, with years of practice handling a variety of complex cases. This broad expertise informs our effective and sophisticated strategies tailored to meet the specific legal needs of Ohio and Pennsylvania residents.

    Selective Clientele: We take a selective approach to client management, ensuring personalized and detailed legal service by working with a limited number of clients at a time. This allows us to deeply understand and effectively manage your unique legal needs.

    Proven Results: Our firm is known for its strong track record of success, consistently achieving clients' legal goals across Ohio and Pennsylvania. This history highlights our expertise and commitment to excellence.

    Client-Centric Service: Your needs and goals are our priority. We provide tailored advice, regular updates, and accessible communication to ensure your satisfaction and success throughout the legal process.

    Local Expertise: Our deep understanding of Ohio's and Pennsylvania's legal environment is essential for providing effective legal solutions that are compliant with state-specific regulations.

    Transparent Pricing: Transparency is a cornerstone of our practice. We offer a clear fee structure to ensure that you understand all costs upfront, eliminating surprises and building trust.

    Brenden Kelley Law

    Big Law Firm Quality without the Big Law Firm Fees.


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