DPS Legal CounselA Business and Tax Law Firm
Solving Problems for Business Owners
LLC & Corporation Organization
Business Succession & Tax Planning
IRS Payroll Tax Audits and Problems
Federal Trademark Protection
Business & Contract Disputes
Solving Problems for Physicians
Physician Employment Agreements
Group Practice Organization
HIPAA Business Associate Agreements
Vendor & Staff Contracts
Stark Law Issues
Federal Anti-Kickback Law Issues
Tennessee Medical Practice Law & Regulations
Solving Problems for Taxpayers
Tennessee Tax Problems
Offers in Compromise
Innocent Spouse Relief
Currently Not Collectible
Solving the Life Planning Needs of Families.
Probate & Administration of Estates
Estate & Tax Planning for Families
Wills & Trusts
Healthcare Powers of Attorney & Durable Powers of Attorney
Living Wills & Advance Directives
Will Contests & Inheritance and Estate Disputes
Are you an entrepreneur or business owner with a problem? Or are you looking to increase your product/service distribution by establishing a franchise network?
Entrepreneurs and business owners know firsthand the challenges faced by start-ups and established businesses in today’s highly regulated economy. Daniel P. Smith of DPS Legal Counsel is a business and tax attorney who can help solve a range of tax and business problems you face as a newly organized start-up LLC or corporation or small or medium-sized business that has been operating for years. Call DPS Legal Counsel to discuss any of these problems:
⇒ IRS or state tax audits and other tax problems.
⇒ Trademarks and other intellectual property to protect.
⇒ Choice of entity decisions to make and organizational documents to have prepared.
⇒ Contracts to prepare for your own business use and contracts presented to you that need to be reviewed.
⇒ Business disputes with vendors, customers, competitors, and with your own staff and other equity owners.
⇒ Regulatory oversight and controversies with federal, state and local government agencies.
⇒ Asset protection, business succession planning, and personal estate planning to protect what you have worked so hard to provide for your family,
And if you thinking about franchising your business, you must take into account both federal and state franchise laws, as even inadvertent non-compliance can result in catastrophic consequences for your company. Federally mandated disclosure pursuant to the FTC Franchise Rule must be prepared and provided to your your prospective franchisees, and franchise and ancillary agreements to establish a franchise network are specialized contracts that need experienced legal counsel to prepare.
Are a new physician, just finishing up your residency and going into private practice, or a doctor with many years of experience who has seen first-hand the many business challenges and governmental problems posed in today’s healthcare environment?
What are your specific business or contract questions? Do you have regulatory compliance issues?
Physicians are medical professionals.
But physicians throughout Tennessee are also entrepreneurs who operate businesses in a very challenging and demanding healthcare marketplace.
You must deal head on with the Stark Law, the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute, HIPAA, and state regulatory issues that affect not only how you do practice medicine, but also how you go about setting up ancillary operations, such as an ambulatory surgery center.
And if you are an owner in a medical practice or you are employed in a physician practice or even a hospital setting, you have contract issues, such as needing a physician employment agreement prepared or reviewed. O perhaps you need a HIPAA-compliant business associate agreement.
You can handle the medical problems in your practice. But what about the business and regulatory problems you are facing?
Daniel P. Smith of DPS Legal Counsel is an attorney who is experienced in dealing with the business and regulatory issues that confront physicians in their practices and in helping physicians solve their contract and business problems. If you are a physician with a contract, business, tax or regulatory problem or question, talk to DPS Legal Counsel.
Let DPS Legal Counsel help you solve your business problems, so you can focus your time on what you really want to do–practice medicine.
SPECIAL ALERT FOR PHYSICIANS LEAVING RESIDENCY OR JOINING A NEW GROUP PRACTICE
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Are you or your business under audit by the IRS? Or do you or your business owe a tax debt to the IRS, and you don’t know what to do?
It is crucial if you or your business has received an IRS examination notice (i.e., audit notice) that you act promptly.
It may be human nature to try to not think about a tax problem or to procrastinate dealing with it, but once you are on the radar of the IRS, you must act and act without delay.
One key benefit to engaging a tax attorney with experience dealing with the IRS on audits and other IRS problems is that you can have your attorney be the contact person with the IRS. Instead of your having to call and try to work things out on your own, you can authorize your attorney to be the one whom the IRS calls and the one talking with and advocating on your behalf with the IRS.
IRS audits, IRS appeals, IRS collections–these are all problems that require experienced and prompt attention. In many cases, there are fairly short time frames within which to take an action in order to preserve the taxpayer’s rights in an IRS dispute.
Rather than avoiding the problem, which will not make it go away, an individual taxpayer or business in a dispute with the IRS should act and seek the professional guidance and assistance of an experienced tax attorney.
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Do you want to protect your family through life and estate planning, or has there been a death in the family, and you have questions about probate?
Every one without exception should have a will to provide for his loved ones. And everyone, without exception, should have planned during lifetime for unexpected health issues by providing clear and explicit directions in the event of a healthcare emergency. In many cases, trust planning make sense for asset protection or for setting aside funds or property for a child or other family member.
And in the event of a death in the family, it is important to seek the guidance and assistance of an experienced probate attorney to work with you in the efficient and proper administration of your loved one’s will and estate.
DPS Legal Counsel
The Physician’s Business Lawyer
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The Taxpayer’s Defender Against the IRS
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The Small and Medium Business Trusted Advisor
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The Family’s Estate and Life Planner
If you are under IRS audit or have a federal or Tennessee tax problem
If you are a physician or other healthcare professional who needs business, federal or state regulatory, or contract advice
If you are a small or medium business that needs legal counsel for organizational, tax, trademark or contract issues
If you want to provide for your family through estate planning, asset protection, family history and memory preservation, and disability and healthcare planning
Advocating for and Defending Taxpayers
Making Sense of the Complex.
Counseling Entrepreneurs and Trademark Owners
Structuring for Success.
After practicing law since 1979, mostly in large law firms in Nashville, attorney Daniel P. Smith founded DPS Legal Counsel in 2011 in Brentwood, Tennessee, as a boutique tax and business law firm, focused on providing experienced legal counsel to taxpayers, physicians, small and medium businesses, and families. In 2015, DPS Legal Counsel opened a second office in Jackson, Tennessee.
Mr. Smith graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University, where he was a member of The Phi Beta Kappa Society. He then obtained his law degree from Vanderbilt University’s School of Law, where he was an associate editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review. In addition, Mr. Smith has an LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Taxation from New York University. He is admitted to practice law in Tennessee, and is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Western District of Tennesseel; the United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee; and the United States Tax Court. Mr. Smith is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, and is a Fellow in the Nashville Bar Foundation. He has received an AV®Preeminent™ peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.
Mr. Smith represents clients who are under IRS audit or who have other IRS or Tennessee tax problems. He also represents physician clients with respect to business transactions, including the preparation and review of various contracts such as physician employment agreements, group practice operating agreements, and surgery center management agreements. He also provides counsel and advice to healthcare clients with respect to tax issues and federal fraud and abuse laws, including the Stark Amendment and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute Mr. Smith advises and represents business clients with respect to the choice and formation of their entities. He also helps businesses protect their intellectual property, including filing federal trademark applications for them. He also advises clients with respect to both federal and state franchise and business opportunity law. Finally, Mr. Smith works with families to provide for the establishment of an estate plan to protect their assets and their loved ones.
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Middle Tennessee Office (and mailing address):
1616 Westgate Circle
Brentwood, Tennessee 37027
West Tennessee Office (by appointment only):
273 N. Highland Avenue
Jackson, Tennessee 38301