Mark C. Hahn

Vice President and General Counsel

Mortenson Dental Partners

Topic: Affiliating with a DSO

Topic Description:  

As the dental industry continues to change and evolve with the growth of group dentistry, so do the governing regulations of the industry. Every state is different, but we know that as business changes, so do regulations. The General Counsel function of a DSO involves addressing a wide variety of issues on a daily basis. From intellectual property protection, business structure, contract management and much more, having strong legal representation is imperative to successfully growing your business. However, having a dedicated in house legal counsel is not feasible for many emerging dental service groups, but outsourcing counsel for every issue can be cost prohibitive. This breakout session, led by Mark Hahn, will focus on the common issues in the dental space and suggestion for how to deal with them.

Mark’s Bio:

Mark C. Hahn is the Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Mortenson Dental Partners. In his role, Mark focuses his time guiding Mortenson Dental Partners through the many regulatory issues regarding the practice of dentistry as well as issues facing dental support organizations (DSOs) in addition to advising on various aspects of structuring mergers, acquisitions, buyouts and joint ventures, spin-offs and other divestitures. As Secretary of Mortenson Dental Partners, Mark is tasked with overseeing general corporate governance matters and entity formation organizational matters

Prior to joining Mortenson Dental Partners, Mark served as outside counsel to Mortenson for many years in addition to his tax and corporate practice. Mark’s experience ranges from the traditional law firm to tax practice with “Big 4” Accounting Firms. His practice focused on advising both early-stage and established companies on a variety of tax, corporate and business matters.

Mark also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville where he has lectured on Partnership Taxation, State and Local Taxation, and Business Planning, as well as serving as the moot court coach for the National Tax Moot Court Competition sponsored by the Florida Bar Tax Section. Mark has also served as a lecturer of accounting at the University of Louisville School of Business and Public Administration and Spalding University.

Mark is licensed to practice in Kentucky, New York and before the United States Tax Court. Mark is an avid sports fan and supports the Louisville Cardinals as well as his native New York professional sports teams. In his spare time, he loves reading, exercising and spending time with his family.