Brian Colao

Director of Dykema’s DSO Group

Contact: bcolao@dykema.com | (214) 462-6409

Brian is the Director of Dykema’s Dental Service Organizations Industry Group. He is widely regarded as one of the foremost authorities in the United States on the corporate practice of dentistry, illegal fee splitting and the related regulations, including advertising regulations, laboratory regulations, patient finance regulations, billing regulations, HIPAA regulations, credentialing, permit and licensure regulations, marketing regulations, and labor law regulations affecting dental practices.

Brian specializes in the representation of DSOs nationwide in the following areas:

  • Creating regulatory compliant business models and conducting ongoing compliance on a broad range of issues applicable to the industry
  • Defending DSOs in all manner of litigation and regulatory actions including State Dental Board Investigations and Complaints, State Attorney General Investigations and Complaints, Federal Investigations and Complaints, and private legal proceedings involving affiliated doctors
  • Assisting Private Equity Investors in buying, selling or investing in Dental Service Organizations

In recent years Brian has successfully resolved on behalf of his clients several significant civil and criminal Medicaid fraud investigations and state dental board actions alleging the corporate practice of dentistry, fee splitting and related violations, and he is the “go-to” person in the industry for all manner of regulatory issues. Brian has also handled, as lead regulatory counsel, some of the most significant transactions in the industry on behalf of buyers, sellers, lenders or potential investors. In recent years Brian has handled over 100 significant dental transactions representing in excess of $6 billion of total value. Brian also assists lenders in conducting due diligence prior to extending credit to Dental Service Organizations.

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