Franchising and HIPAA Privacy and Security Legal Services

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For Franchisors, Franchisees, and Business Owners:

Sometimes Business is not just business, Franchising, trademarks, and intellectual property law requires special knowledge. We have have the knowledge. We know the business. We can help with:

- Franchise disclosure document [FDD] drafting and updating;
- Prospective Franchisee Reviews;
- Franchise terminations and defaults,
- Franchise renewals and non-renewals;
- Franchise sales and advising
- Franchise registrations and exemption filings

-Trademark registrations and renewals
-Trademark infringement

-Dispute resolution and litigation


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For Health Care Providers, Health Plans, and Business Associates


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Keep it simple. Make it relevant. Make it something people will use. Privacy and Security products and legal services for people in the health care industry. HIPAA, privacy and security:

-Risk Analysis,
-Risk assessments,
-Policies and procedures,
-HIPAA forms,
-Privacy and Security training,

-Breach assessment and consultation.

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Meet our Founding Attorney:  Mary Beth Gettins

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Mary Beth Gettins is a tenured attorney with a background in franchising and healthcare. Before entering the legal profession, Mary Beth worked for almost a decade in the health care industry provide direct care services to patients. Upon being admitted to the practice of law, she worked as general counsel for national brands. As managing attorney of Gettins’ Law, she continues to bring her knowledge and experience to those in the health care industry and franchising.

Mary Beth is an accomplished speaker and author.  She has been a guest contributor on Psychiatric Times, New Dentist, ReferralMD, ABA Franchise Times, Boomer Authority, Blue Maumau,  Franchwire, Pediatrics Consultant Live, and ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, The Fair Labor Standards Act 2nd Edition 2014 Cumulative Supplement. She maintains her own website,  blog, and newsletters which reaches 200 subscribers and receives more than 1,000 page view per month.

She speaks widely on the topic of privacy and security, franchising, and intellectual property including speaking engagements with and continuing learning presentations for the National Association of Independent Medical Practices [NAIMP], Cincinnati Paralegal Association, Ohio Northeast Lawyer's Association, and Southwestern Ohio Career Series on such topics as: HIPAA Health Care Privacy and Security in the HITECH Era, HIPAA Basics,  Customer Reviews: Getting Fans and Making Friends Online, Mobility: Staying Securely Connected, HIPAA Training for Workforce members, Disaster Prevention for Your Business, Starting Your Own Franchise, and The Intellectual Intersection.