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Practice Transitions Seminar – Los Angeles, California

This important seminar is designed for the doctor who is contemplating a practice transition. That could be for (1) the busy doctor looking to take a partner or (2) the senior doctor thinking about retirement and selling his or her practice or (3) the younger doctor contemplating buying a practice or becoming a partner.

Most of the issues (for example, how to value a practice) will be equally relevant whether you are the potential buyer or the potential seller. We will point out the pros and cons of the various issues from each side’s point of view. This is a no-nonsense, intensive 8 hour course.


May 19 2018


$825 - $985

CE Hours



Westin Bonaventure
404 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
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  • Detailed Description

    The seminar will cover the pros and cons of the various issues from each side’s point of view. This is a no-nonsense, intensive course which will include such topics as:

    • How to recognize the common blunder doctors make of giving away the first half of a practice when they think they are selling it to a new partner.
    • From the junior partner’s point of view, how to recognize when you are getting a tremendous bargain.  What to look for in a future associate or partner.
    • How to find a practice buyer.
    • How to value a practice.
    • What are the preferred legal and tax structures for various types of transitions.
    • How to save taxes on the sale or purchase of a practice or when taking or becoming a partner.
    • How to avoid major blunders in group practice buy-sell agreements.
    • Fair compensation techniques among partners.
    • Are you ready to retire?
    • Continuing tax-deductible fringe benefits post-retirement.
    • What happens to a corporation at retirement?
    • What happens to a doctor-owned office building at retirement?
    • Taking benefits out of a retirement plan.
    • Avoiding the 10% penalty tax on premature distributions.
  • About The Speakers

    Brandon S. Collier

    Brandon is an attorney for the dental profession. As President of Collier & Associates, he is a nationally renowned expert in representing doctors in all phases of practice transitions. He publishes the popular Collier & Associates Newsletter and lectures extensively at his own seminars and on behalf of many professional organizations. Brandon holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, cum laude, a Juris Doctor Degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and a Masters Degree in Taxation from the New York University School of Law.

  • Resort Information

    An architectural landmark comprised of sleek glass towers, the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites has become an international symbol of Los Angeles. As one of the most photographed buildings in the world, the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites is widely recognized as a masterpiece in contemporary hotel design. The 34th floor of the Westin Bonaventure is home to a revolving cocktail lounge where one can unwind while gazing at commanding views of the city. The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites has been featured in many movies and television series over the years due to its beautiful architecture. The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites provides a stunning oasis in the heart of the City of Angels. Referred to as a “City-within-a City,” the luxury accommodations feature a six story atrium with myriad specialty boutiques and international restaurants. Relax on the lushly landscaped pool deck, rejuvenate in the Spa or enjoy an invigorating work out in the fitness center.

    We have secured a terrific group rate of $199. You save money when you take advantage of our discounted group rates compared to the rates provided elsewhere.

    Once you have registered for the seminar, you will receive an acknowledgement letter and hotel reservation information on how to reserve a room within our block.

     Hotel Features

    • 19 Restaurants and Cafés, offering a delightful range of dining options and atmospheres to suit any taste
    • In-Room Spa, providing holistic spa services in the privacy of your room
    • WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio, with strength-training equipment, aerobics, indoor track, and more
    • The Plaza Pool Deck, a lushly landscaped oasis
    • LA Prime
      • New York style steakhouse
      • Located on the 35th floor
      • Spectacular views
      • Featuring USDA-certified prime beef, Maine lobster, and fresh seafood
      • Awarded Wine Spectator’s 2017 Best of Award of Excellence

    About the Area

    A melting pot of bold creative and international cultures, Los Angeles offers so much beyond the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. It’s a city worth exploring again and again. La-La Land is filled to the brim with Hollywood glamour—name brands and movie set backdrops, yet it’s also home to renowned art galleries like the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and architectural masterpieces like the Getty Center. The world’s visual entertainment empire, LA offers tourists behind-the-scenes looks into the world of filmmaking and television broadcasting at studios like Paramount Pictures Studios and Warner Bros. Studio. What’s more, the City of Angels features some of the country’s most eclectic cuisine and dozens of highly acclaimed restaurants. Away from the revitalized downtown area, the Malibu and Santa Monica beaches provide sun, sand and surfing, while Venice Beach offers close-ups of the city’s most unique residents.


    • Philharmonic (Dudamel is conducting Mozart that weekend) at the Walt Disney Concert Hall
    • STAPLES Center
    • LA Live
    • Club Microsoft
    • Music Center – Performance Arts Center
    • Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
    • Microsoft Theater

    Museums & Zoo

    • Museum of Contemporary Art
    • The Getty Museum
    • Los Angeles County Museum of Art(LACMA)
    • The Broad (Impressionist Art)


    • Griffith Observatory & Griffith Park
    • Rodeo Drive
    • Santa Monica Pier & Beach, Promenade
    • Universal, Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Studios
    • Venice Beach
    • Hollywood Walk of Fame & TCL Chinese Theatre
    • The Original Farmers Market & the Grove
    • Sunset Boulevard
    • Hollywood Homes Tours
  • Seminar Schedule

    Please arrive at the meeting room of The Westin Bonaventure between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2018, to sign in and receive course materials. Lectures will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday with question and answer periods before and after the meeting. Outlines will be used as a guide to the course.

    It would be useful to have a list of specific questions ready, but we will cover the most commonly asked ones in detail during the seminar as well. All course material will be provided while checking-in on the first day. For complete candidness, tape recorders will not be allowed at the program.

  • Registration Information

    Registration Type Single Couple
    Early Bird $825 $935
    Regular $875 $985
    At The Door $925 $1035
    • Early Bird pricing is valid only until 60 days prior to the event.
    • Regular pricing is valid if registering within 60 days of the event.
    • At the Door pricing is applicable if registering on the day of the event.
    • Attendance at the programs is limited to doctors, spouses, and key office staff members, except by special permission.

    We understand that emergencies arise. If you can’t make it to a seminar, please provide instructions in writing at least 30 days before the scheduled event date. The full registration fee (minus a $50.00 processing fee) will be refunded if we are notified of cancellation 30 days prior to the scheduled event date. No refunds are possible after this timeframe.  However credit will be given towards a future seminar.

Collier & Associates, Inc. is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2018. Provider ID #209852

Promotions & Discounts

Refer a Friend

As a bonus, if a prior seminar attendee brings a doctor who has never before attended a Collier Seminar, the returning doctor and the new doctor will each receive $100 off the seminar registration fee.

*Discount applies ONLY when both doctors register together.
*Discounts cannot be taken retroactively"

Frequent Attendee

As a greater bonus, if you have attended 3 seminars in the last 5 years and bring a new attendee, your registration is a gift on us! Close
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