Matthew Odgers

Attorney Matthew W. Odgers is the owner and founder of Odgers Law Group, a firm based in San Diego, California that focuses its energy on working with small business owners in the areas of Dentistry, medicine, and entrepreneurship.

Understanding the California General Partnership

General Partnerships in California The California general partnership is the default entity formed when two individuals carry on a business activity for intended commercial gains and with the intent to share profits and losses.   California general partnerships are one of the several common forms of business ownership and have a lot in common with sole-proprietorship. There …

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HIPAA Privacy Rules Explained and Types of HIPAA Violations

While patients themselves may applaud the protection they now receive through 1996’s Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the 2003 addition of HIPAA’s Privacy Rule has resulted in headaches for many of the doctors and dentists who treat them. While paper-based practices and those that transmit their patients’ health and billing data only by telephone …

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What Is Stark Law and How Does it Affect a Physician’s Practice?

The often-revised Stark Law, also known as the Ethics in Patient Referrals Act, has but one basic intent: to prohibit physicians from referring Medicare or Medicaid patients to any designated health service with which either they or members of their immediate families enjoy a direct or indirect financial arrangement. Originally enacted in 1989, expanded in …

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California LLC Maintenance: Checklist (2018)

Once you’ve completed the formation of your LLC, you will face a variety of ongoing California LLC maintenance requirements. Many LLC owners disregard these obligations, and often, to their dismay. No matter the reason—be it ignorance or neglect—disregarding ongoing maintenance requirements will negatively affect your LLC’s ability to remain in good standing with the state …

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What is the difference between a multi member and single member California LLC?

In recent years, limited liability companies (LLC’s) have enjoyed significant gains in popularity. As the business structure of choice for numerous startups, the standard LLC serves to protect corporate assets while preserving the properties of a partnership. While both partnerships and multi-member LLCs have traditionally sprung to life through the contractual efforts of two or …

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Protecting your Investment Property in 4 Steps (The California Real Estate LLC )

Owning a rental property in California can provide you with an amazing (relatively) passive income source. However, the benefits of an investment property must be weighed against the risk that you incur as a property owner. Fortunately, when it comes to real estate, there is a way to have your cake and eat it too…It …

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