Professional Legal Reviews Helping Physicians

Because you deserve the best possible physician agreement.

You Need to
Protect Yourself


You’ve worked hard to get where you are now. You need someone in your corner who understands your needs. Working with me lets you leverage my 30+ years of experience representing physicians. I am dedicated to providing professional legal reviews helping physicians get the best deal possible. 

How I Can Help You

I am dedicated to providing professional legal reviews to help physicians maximize their income and protect their lifestyle. I can make sure you get the income you deserve, without sacrificing the quality of your professional or personal life.  This isn’t a “service” with an attorney somewhere in the background – I pesrsonally handle every aspect of the review of your contract.

Dennis Hursh is a physician's attorney who provides professional legal reviews helping physicians

Meet Dennis

If you have received the first draft of an employment agreement, you probably find yourself in a dilemma. You don’t want to make a mistake and accept an unfair agreement that you know was drafted by a lawyer for the employer who is focused on getting the best possible arrangement for the employer. At the same time, you don’t want to alienate your future colleagues. My experience as a physician’s attorney assures that you can get the best deal possible, without unduly upsetting the employer.

If you have been offered partnership,  you may be worried that you won’t be a “real” partner with the same rights as the other physicians.  If you are considering selling your medical practice, you need to obtain the maximum value for your practice (and your time).  In either of these situations, my experience assures you will get the best possible deal without antagonizing the other side.

I am exclusively devoted to increasing physician career satisfaction by reviewing and negotiating fair physician  agreements. I am a veteran physicians’ attorney who has provided professional legal reviews helping physicians for over 30 years. My practice is based in Pennsylvania, but I assist physicians in all 50 states.

My extensive experience in physician contracting led me to write the definitive book on physician employment agreements, “The Final Hurdle – a Physician’s Guide to Negotiating a Fair Employment Agreement”.

I would like to help you achieve success (however you define it) in the important contract you are facing.

I Will Help You Every Step Of The Way

I understand that your job is important, but there is more to your life than healing others. You are not “just” a physician. I have been providing professional legal reviews helping physicians for more than 30  years. I can review and negotiate the contracts that cover your employment, medical practice buy-ins and sales, and even sophisticated managed care arrangements. This is my craft.  You don’t need to enter important physician contracts blind.  Let my experience protect your interests.

The Final Hurdle


Dennis Hursh, a physicians’ contract attorney who has been providing professional legal reviews helping physicians since 1992, pulls back the curtain and tells physicians what they need to know before they sign a physician employment agreement. Dennis will help you understand the pitfalls in common compensation models, and will also warn you about several aspects of physician employment agreements that can devastate the unwary.

He also gives valuable advice on how to deal with letters of intent (sometimes called term sheets). You will learn the key components in potential ownership of a private practice, and potential traps in recruitment agreements. Finally, Dennis will give you sound advice on negotiation of your physician employment agreement, to assure that you get a fair and equitable agreement. The first employment agreement can set the stage for the rest of your career, so make sure it’s reasonable!



hospitalist contracts

Hospitalist Contracts

I recently did a guest blog on Hospitalist X  concerning some of the special considerations in hospitalist contracts: working hours, compensation, and a rant about the craziness of a physician covenant not to compete for a hospitalist. You can see my post here.     

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medical practice buy-in

Medical Practice Buy-In

A medical practice buy-in is generally a great opportunity, but physicians must protect themselves when they take this step.

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physician benefits

Physician Benefits

Physician benefits are a vital part of any physician employment agreement. They should be carefully reviewed and compared to national benchmarks.

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