Business law issues for assisted reproductive technology practices and practitioners: considerations for sales or mergers of fertility practices

Growing financial opportunities are prompting fertility clinics to consider mergers and other complex practice decisions. An understanding of key legal and business concepts is critical to a successful transaction.

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VOLUME 115, ISSUE 2, P290-295


Richard M. Yanofsky, J.D., Theodore F. Hanselman, J.D.


To succeed in the assisted reproductive technology industry, physician owners of fertility practices have to develop a wide array of business skills and expertise. In today’s business world, a natural next step for many assisted reproductive practices is exploring potential mergers, sales, or acquisitions. This article will explore what factors physician owners of fertility practices should consider before pursuing a potential sale or merger; how to prepare for such a transaction; and what to expect once a transaction is underway.

Fertility and Sterility

Editorial Office, American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Fertility and Sterility® is an international journal for obstetricians, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, basic scientists and others who treat and investigate problems of infertility and human reproductive disorders.