Practice Transitions Seminar – Chicago, Illinois - Collier and Associates Co. LPA
Practice Transitions Seminar – Chicago, IL

Practice Transitions Seminar – Chicago, IL

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.

Often, both Dr. Seller and Dr. Buyer attend this seminar together
Because they learn what to expect throughout the transition process and how the transaction needs to be structured so it is fair to both parties.

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.

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.

Set atop Water Tower Place, the luxurious five-star Ritz-Carlton Chicago marks an exclusive retreat high above the Magnificent Mile in Chicago’s Gold Coast. Because the Ritz starts at Floor 15-30 of the Water Tower Place, the rooms are very quiet, and have a great view of the city with their large picture windows. Sumptuous décor of pewter or blue topaz colour schemes are skillfully blended with contemporary and traditional furnishings.

  • Fitness facilities offering weekday fitness classes
  • Spa, Sauna and steam room
  • Connected Concierge
  • Indoor lap pool & whirlpool
  • Down and Hypoallergenic pillows, refrigerated private bar
  • Complimentary basic wireless internet access
We have secured a terrific group rate of $249 for Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights.  Wednesday night our rate is $395, please call our office to receive the contact person at the Ritz for the Wednesday night reservations. You save money when you take advantage of our heavily discounted group rates compared to the rates provided elsewhere.

The rooms will be held as a block, until November 5, 2019, unless exhausted earlier, at which time they will be released to the general public.


Chicago offers an incredible array of activities and attractions, including:

  • Shopping and dining on North Michigan Avenue: Otherwise known as the “Magnificent Mile”
  • Chicago Museum of Art: 300,000 works of arts—ranging from ancient art through to work being created by today’s artists.
  • Science and Industry Museum: 400,000 sq. ft. of award-winning exhibits and experiences.
  • Shedd Aquarium: Featuring more than 8,000 aquatic animals.
  • Adler Planetarium: Dedicated to the study of astronomy.
  • Field Natural History Museum: Inspires curiosity about life on Earth while exploring how the world came to be.

Please arrive at the meeting room of The Ritz Carlton between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 12, 2019, to sign in and receive course materials. Lectures will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday 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 TypeSingleCouple
Early Bird$925$1,035
At The Door$1,025$1,035
  • Early Bird pricing is valid only until 60 days prior to the event. To receive Early Bird pricing, use promotion code EarlyBird50 at checkout.
  • 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.

Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry
Collier & Associates, Inc.
Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.
October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2020
Provider ID #209852
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