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.

How to Dissolve a Corporation in California

Dissolve a California Corporation What does it mean to dissolve a California Corporation? Dissolution is the formal procedure for ending the life of your California corporation. In other words, when you dissolve a California Corporation, you are simply shutting the corporation down. This procedure is governed by California’s General Corporation Law which enables a corporation …

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Intellectual Property Protection – Everything You Need to Know

At some point during their professional lives, entrepreneurs of every stripe can find themselves in need of protecting their intellectual property. Current forms of defense consist of patents, copyrights and trademarks, and each exists for just one reason: to ride shotgun on ideas that belong by rights to no one other than you. Appropriate intellectual …

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Hiring a Dentist: Employee or Independent Contractor?

Owner dentists must make the difficult distinction between treating an associate dentist as an independent contractor or an employee. While  this has always been difficult to do, the line is becoming more and more blurred. This distinction, however, has important implications for your practice for a number of reasons: An employee has certain rights upon termination …

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What Can Outsourced Counsel Do for a Small Business Owner?

Across San Diego, business owners like yourself are coming to realize the inherent value of outsourcing their legal affairs. The assistance of a skilled business attorney can be of invaluable help in ensuring that their businesses steer clear of trouble while continuing to run as smoothly as possible. Unfortunately, while many might wish for the …

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California Professional Corporation

One of the most popular business entity for dentist’s in California is the professional corporation.  A  California professional corporation has some attractive advantages over practicing as a sole proprietor or partnership. However, to enjoy these advantages, you must first incorporate as a professional corporation, and then follow annual corporate formalities. What is a California Professional Corporation? A California Professional …

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