Experienced and Specializing in Veterinary Law

Veterinarian preparing to inject a dog

Chances are you specialize in a particular area of veterinary medicine. Even if you are a general, comprehensive practice, you have staff or departments or partnering providers that help deliver every type of veterinary service your clients need. Shouldn’t the attorney who represents your practice have a focus, too?

John Owens has been practicing law since 2007, is a former veterinary practice owner, and a loving husband to his veterinarian wife. In other words, there’s arguably no lawyer in the nation who is better positioned to understand your veterinary legal needs and protect your business from litigation.

Business Entity Formation, Acquisitions, Mergers, Exit Strategies

The Law Office of John Owens offers legal services, from start-up to retirement, for veterinary practice owners who need help navigating the complexities of business formation and development.

We can draft and file business formation documents for a variety of business organizations:

  • Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)
  • Corporations (S-Corp or C-Corp)
  • Limited partnerships
  • Family limited partnerships
  • Family LLCs

Employment Agreements and Operating Documents

We don’t stop at the paperwork. Our law office provides consultation on and creation of employee contracts, as well as nondisclosure and non-compete agreements. We also offer a Business Entity Maintenance Program in which we provide the following services for a low, monthly flat fee:

  • Annual Legal Review
  • Preparation of Annual Minutes/Resolutions
  • Review Annual Governmental Filings
  • Preparation of Bank Packet (to open bank accounts)
  • Lender Packets (to obtain loans in the entity’s name)
  • Title Company Packets (to buy or sell real estate in the entity’s name)

Commercial Leases and Contract Negotiation

Over the course of a business’ existence, a veterinary practice owner will enter into a variety of contracts, from commercial leases to provider agreements. The terms of those contracts need to be fair to you and fair to your bottom line. The Law Office of John Owens will provide a deep and broad experience and expertise to your business dealings as you navigate the intricacies of binding contracts.

Malpractice and Civil Litigation Representation

One malpractice suit that doesn’t go your way can devastate a pet care provider. Our legal team will not only represent you in litigation, we’ll do our best to keep you out of it, too.