Comprehensive Legal Services For Dental Professionals

Eric Ploumis, DMD, JD brings his unique dental experience, insight, and expertise to legal issues that dentists face throughout their careers. Using his intimate knowledge of both law and dentistry, Dr. Ploumis provides dentists with an enhanced level of representation.  He is able to advise, assist, and protect dentists using his personal understanding of the legal and practical intricacies of acquiring and running a dental practice.  

The attorneys at Dental Practice Lawyers specialize in representing dentists in all phases of their careers. The office can assist you with negotiating and drafting the documents necessary for practice transitions, buy-ins, partnerships, employment opportunities and office leases with a specific focus on issues that affect dentists.



453 Second Avenue

New York, NY 10010



322 Stockholm Street

Brooklyn, NY 11237



453 Second Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11237

Phone: 347-221-1084




The law firm of Eric J. Ploumis, D.M.D, J.D. will review, negotiate and draft all of the necessary documents for the purchase or buy-in of a dental practice on behalf of either the seller or purchaser. We will discuss and review the intricacies, options and consequences of all issues related to the practice transition. Our goal is to effectively advocate for our client with a focus on protecting the client’s interests.   We take both side’s desires into account in order to achieve equitable terms essential to a successful transition.


Our attorneys will review, negotiate, and draft leases and subleases with a specific focus on issues that are important to dentists and their practices. Often an afterthought, a dental office lease can be the “tail that wags the dog.” The dental office lease is an important factor in determining the value of a practice. A poorly negotiated lease can have economic consequences beyond just paying too much rent.  The lease also has a direct impact on your ability to transition your practice. A poorly-prepared lease can affect the value of a practice when a dentist is preparing to take in a partner or transition out of his or her practice



Our attorneys will review, negotiate, and draft employment, associate and independent contractor agreements for all dental professionals.  Our goal is to effectively advise and advocate for our client.  We will discuss and review the terms of the agreement and explain how each term can affect both the present employment opportunity and any future employment or transition opportunities.​




Partnership and shareholder agreements


Corporate and LLC formation 


Employment and independent contractor agreements


Office of Professional Discipline issues


Medicaid and OMIG issues

Partnership dissolution

Patient dismissal issues

Employee dismissal issues

Employment disputes

Collections Issues

 Management Services Agreements

We also provide an array of other legal services concerning the practice of dentistry, including . . .



Eric Ploumis is both an orthodontist and an attorney. He has been a clinical associate
professor in the Department of Orthodontics at NYU College of Dentistry for 30
years and is on the teaching faculty with clinical privileges at Wyckoff Heights Medical


1979 – Amherst College – B.A.
1983 – University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine – D.M.D.
1985 – Farleigh Dickinson University, Certificate in Orthodontics
1990 – Pace Law School – J.D.


Philip Weiss graduated from Cornell Law School in 2011 and has been serving clients in the healthcare industry since 2013. Prior to attending law school, Philip completed his undergraduate studies in Jerusalem, Israel. Philip speaks Hebrew and is conversant in Yiddish.


2011 - Cornell Law School - JD

2006 - Beth Israel Talmudic Seminary - BA


453 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10010


322 Stockholm Street

Brooklyn, NY 11237

Brooklyn:     347-221-1084

Manhattan: 212-685-4320