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lawyer for physicians
We have seen firsthand how challenging it can be for physicians to effectively negotiate their employment contracts. I pride myself on effectively serving physicians and guiding them through contract negotiations and enforcement.
I operate a lean, virtual law practice, and pride myself on passing those savings to my clients.
Let us discuss how I can help you protect your business.
Physician Contracts: What does a “Fair Contract” look like?
Physicians want to know whether their contract is ‘fair’ but often do not know what components...
Physician Contracts: A Framework for Evaluating Physician Employment Options
Here is a framework for evaluating physician contracts. The three main questions involve compensation, obligations, and leverage and exit.
Prepare for These Common Employer Arguments During Physician Contract Negotiations
It is vital for physicians negotiating employment contracts to be prepared for the most common employer negotiation tactics.
Physician Contracts: 10 Issues That Are Often More Important Than MGMA Compensation Data
MGMA salary data analysis is one of the least useful stats for physician job satisfaction. It is also unlikely to be helpful during a physician contract negotiation.
How Physicians Should Evaluate Time Off
This is an assortment of ‘time off’ issues that I often find myself repeating during client...
The Firm News: 12.11.22
We had a great week! My colleague, Esther, did most of the heavy lifting this week while I spent...
Who I Am
My why is my family and my love for entrepreneurship. I was blessed with excellent mentors early in my career that were not afraid of throwing me into the deep end on difficult cases. My legal skills developed quickly, and I truly love practicing law. It has been a rewarding profession, especially as I have grown closer to my clients. I encourage others to consider becoming a lawyer.
I started Michael Johnson Legal because I want to help small business owners and managers operate more efficiently. I wanted to get closer to my clients by representing more small businesses. It is challenging to develop personal relationships when representing the largest insurers and Fortune 500 companies. Large companies sometimes view their lawyers as legal vendors, impersonal arms-length contractors. I do not like that. It can be challenging to build valuable business relationships based on personal service when the company is that large. Making a difference with small businesses has been a particularly rewarding way to practice law.
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I am licensed to practice law in Wisconsin and Louisiana, and actively practice in both states. I graduated from Tulane Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana. In my spare time, I chase my toddler son, Trey, and spend quality time with my wife, Dr. Allyson Darga. She is a Homestead High and Badger alum, and psychiatrist with ThedaCare. We met and fell in love in New Orleans but decided to return to Wisconsin after her residency to make Cedarburg our home.
When I am not geeking out on legal issues, I love playing tennis, paddle, and golf. I played the lower levels of professional tennis for a couple years after high school, competed in at least 26 countries, and represented the United States in international team competition. I then returned to college, competing for Auburn University – Montgomery and winning a team NAIA national championship in 2010. I then coached the Tulane University Women’s Tennis team as a graduate assistant coach. I love teaching and mentoring junior tennis players. I recently picked up platform tennis (“paddle”) and I am hooked!