Nelson Hardiman LLP successfully represented a physician client following a complaint filed against him by the Medical Board of California. The complaint alleged, among other charges that the client violated the California prohibition against the corporate practice of medicine pursuant to Business and Professions Code § 2052. The firm successfully defended the arrangement between a Management Services Organization (MSO) and the client’s professional corporation (PC) through an in-depth and comprehensive review of organizational and transactional documents between the entities. After a thorough review, the MBC declined to proceed with the case and closed the investigation without action, effectively conceding that there was no violation of corporate practice of medicine.

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