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Susan G. Tate — Of Counsel

After graduating from the University of Houston Law Center, Susan began her legal career with a Houston law firm where she negotiated and prepared real estate and loan documents for lending institutions and developers and organized and formed partnerships, joint ventures and corporations. Starting her own law practice led Susan to primarily represent health care professionals in their business activities such as forming or restructuring partnerships, limited liability companies, professional associations or corporations, preparing and negotiating employment agreements, asset purchase agreements, stock sale agreements, hospital contracts, earnest money contracts, leases and other agreements. Susan is knowledgeable of state and federal laws and regulations related to the practice of medicine and business activities between health care providers.*

Susan enjoys developing relationships with her clients to assist them in forming, owning and managing their practices or businesses. The agreements she prepares with her clients addresses their specific needs and concerns. She has been able to resolve issues and disputes in an amicable manner to avoid the expense of litigation. Susan is her proud of her work in assisting a client to sell a multi-site medical practice.

Education

  • J.D., 1979, University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas.
  • 40-Hour Mediation Course, May, 2000. Dispute Resolution Center, Austin, Texas.
  • 30-Hour Family Law Mediation Course, July, 2002, Dispute Resolution Center, Austin, Texas.
  • B.S., Education & History, 1969, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas. Graduated with highest honors.
  • High School, 1965, Kubasaki High School, Okinawa, now part of Japan.

Licenses & Memberships

  • Licensed by the Supreme Court of the State of Texas, November, 1979.
  • Member of Health Law Sections of State Bar.

Employment agreements from employee’s perspective: review, revision and negotiations of any desired changes.

Employment agreements from employer’s perspective: preparation of an agreement that clearly specifies duties, responsibilities and benefits of the parties in consideration of employer’s overall structure and goals.

Formation of business entity to own a business (including real estate) or professional practice; determination of the most appropriate entity structure; capitalization & financing; shareholders or partners; buy-sell and agreements between owners, including employment agreements.

Purchase and financing of real estate and construction of improvements; assistance with loans including SBA loans; including earnest money contracts and leases.

Offers to become a partner or shareholder in an employer-entity.

Review, revision and negotiation of hospital recruitment agreements.

Asset purchase agreements representing seller or purchaser.

Developing plans for retirement; including admission of employee as an owner or agreement to purchase.

Becoming an investor in ventures that offer medically related services and products.

Resolving and settling disagreements between owners and memorializing same in writing.