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  Matthew W. Nakon, Esq.

Our Firm represents and advises physicians, dentists, veterinarians, private physician practices, nursing homes, and health care real estate developers. We serve as legal counsel, but also provide strategic business advice to our health care partners. With the changing and increasingly complex compliance regime imposed on health care providers, our attorneys provide effective and practical counsel to our professional clients so that our clients can practice medicine with peace of mind that the business and legal aspect of the practice is protected.


Our areas of expertise include:


  • Associate Buy-Ins and Practice Transitions
  • Corporate Governance
  • Dental Practice Representation
  • Health Care Real Estate Development
  • HIPAA and Regulatory Compliance
  • Hospital Contracting
  • Medical Device Manufacturing
  • Non-Competition Agreements
  • Physician and Hospital Joint Ventures
  • Physician Group Development
  • Practice Acquisition and Sale
  • Professional Practice Defense
  • Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Law Compliance
  • Succession Planning
  • Veterinary Practice Representation

Other Core Practice Areas

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They make my business life easier and help me sleep at night. Sure, they put out fires and solve problems but they're also proactive and provide the guidance I need.
Chris Carroll
An Avon, Ohio-based leader in innovative food packaging solutions.
WHP embraces the practice of law as it relates to their clients in the same manner we embrace finance and accounting as it relates to ours. They take a client-centered approach and a team-based approach where collaboration is at the heart of everything.
Rick Fedorovich
CEO / Partner
A large Cleveland-based Accounting firm.
A major strength of the firm is their people. They are very charismatic and relatable – a great group to work with!
Clint Gault
A wealth management, tax and estate planning firm in Ohio and Florida.
Wickens Herzer Panza has been our ‘go-to’ legal team for many years. In my opinion, they are extremely professional and effective but also very personable and empathetic. Our company has benefited greatly from this relationship.
David E. Sustar
VP of Finance
An excavating company based in Oberlin, Ohio.


Our team of attorneys and paralegals understands what it means to be a trusted advisor. Sure, we provide legal counsel but we do so much more. We provide a business partnership, support, advice and protection to our clients who become our family. Get to know us better and decide for yourself.

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