Physician Contract Lawyers New Jersey
Relationships between physicians, practices and hospitals are often governed by contract, much like relationships in other businesses. However, due to the complexity and changing landscape of the health care industry, medical employment contracts are very different from agreements in other industries. If you are a physician, make sure you seek advice from a skilled attorney before signing your offer of employment.
The Law Firm of Jacobson & Rooks, LLC, maintains a vibrant health law practice, serving physicians in places like Philadelphia, Cherry Hill and throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Much of our work involves the negotiation, drafting and review of employment contracts on behalf of our clients. Our extensive experience in general employment law matters, coupled with our focus on the health care industry, means we are prepared to help clients reach agreements that protect their rights to the fullest extent possible.
Physician Recruitment And Employment Agreements
Whether a hospital needs to create a physician recruitment agreement or a doctor wants to have his or her job offer reviewed before signing, The Law Firm of Jacobson & Rooks, LLC, can help. The following are a few examples of the many issues we analyze when dealing with a physician employment contract in our New Jersey and Pennsylvania practice:
- Noncompete clauses
- Confidentiality agreements and other restrictive covenants
- Salary, benefits, CME and compensation
- Bonus and incentive structure
- Indemnification provisions
- Exit strategies and buy-outs
A Note On Indemnification And False Claims Act Matters
The contracts we draft for our clients are designed to offer maximum protection in the event of litigation. One way in which we achieve this goal is by negotiating and drafting strong indemnification provisions designed to shield doctors and practice groups from whistleblower/FCA actions. While there can be no guarantee that such provisions will protect doctors from all lawsuits, we consider them to be an integral part of any physician employment agreement in today's world.
Noncompetes and other restrictions in physician employment agreements are a frequent source of litigation in the medical industry. Our law firm is available to represent medical professionals who wish to challenge unreasonable restrictions. Every scenario is different, so we encourage you to speak with us about potential legal action.
The Law Firm of Jacobson & Rooks, LLC, is located in the Philadelphia area, and serves health law clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. To arrange a consultation with our experienced lawyer, call 856-208-5748 or send us an email.