Doctors and their practices are common targets for terrible and aggressive lawsuits which are commonly based upon bad results from treatment or procedures that have nothing to do with the doctor's skills or actions, and everything to do with the litigation system. Many advisors are not aware of the ways that physician can personally, and medical as well as their other health care practices, be much better protected than they commonly are from both malpractice and other liabilities. Many practitioners are also not aware of medical law violations that can often arise, how professionals advising practices need to spot such issues, and how to protect the practice and its physicians against possible whistleblowers, health care plans, and governmental exposures.
Alan S. Gassman, J.D., LL.M., is a board-certified estate planning and trust lawyer who practices in Clearwater, Florida. He has an LL.M. in taxation from the University of Florida and practices in trust and estate planning, tax, wealth preservation, and the representation of physicians and medical practices.
Mr. Gassman speaks at many tax conferences, national programs, and webinar platforms, including Bloomberg BNA Tax and Accounting and the Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute.
Our firm was formed in 1987 with one lawyer and a shared secretary and receptionist to provide representation to professionals, business owners and retirees in their estate and related tax and personal planning, business and corporate needs.
Since then we have grown to 6 lawyers and over 20 staff, which we have found over the past two decades to be the best size for us. We are very proud of our team, our systems, and our dedication to providing the best and most appropriate legal services for all clients, whether big or small. Our lawyers meet together almost every morning to discuss and work together on cases, strategies and practice improvement projects in order to work the most efficiently and effectively for our clients. We like what we do and enjoy working together.