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Articles by Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD

4 Tips working with local government

Jan 1, 2002

Knowing how to 'work' muni government reaps rewards

Not understanding Workers' comp costs everyone

Sep 1, 2001

Workers' compensation is not a particularly riveting topic. Financially, however, it is very significant to every veterinary practice, its staff members and, ultimately, to clients.

Guidelines offer protection in non-compete agreements

Sep 1, 2001

In the first two articles in this series on non-competition contracts, we saw the extent to which failing to be specific or failing to be cautious can work to the disadvantage of both parties to such an agreement.

Beware of 'over promise, under deliver' suppliers

Sep 1, 2001

Last week I received a phone call from a veterinarian who had purchased a puppy and had a problem.

Thrift, fear roadblocks to seeking legal advice

Aug 1, 2001

In last month's article, we looked at various ways to free-up more of the veterinary clinic budget by saving on discretionary legal and accounting fees.

Thrift, fear roadblocks to seeking legal advice

Aug 1, 2001

In last month's article, we looked at various ways to free-up more of the veterinary clinic budget by saving on discretionary legal and accounting fees. This month, I will point out some beneficial ways to spend some of that free cash in order to maximize the economic productivity of the practice.

Planning can keep legal costs more affordable

Jul 1, 2001

There is one thing that a good accountant and a good attorney have in common with a good priest and a good bartender. Each, if doing his job properly, is more than willing to listen intently to the problems of others in a caring and non-judgmental way.

You can help keep legal costs down

Jun 1, 2001

A few weeks ago I got a call from a client with whom I had spent a good deal of time explaining the benefits and disadvantages of being named the executor of her mother's will.

Expert help up front cheaper in long run

May 1, 2001

Covenants never clear-cut, but give practice owners limited protection

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