Here is my list of recommended California dental practice brokers, either as a buyer or seller as indicated. I have worked with these individuals personally and recently, and can speak of my experiences with them. All will give seller appraisals, the cost varying with the level of detail.

Factors that contribute to list exclusion or less than full recommendations are brokers who:

blueball  have not worked with me enough to know their current quality of work;
blueball  have recently undergone significant shifts of responsibility to new personnel;
blueball  have overreaching and self-serving language in their listing agreements;
blueball  are not headed by an experienced and licensed attorney but provide sample contracts;
blueball  rush parties into signing contracts without ample time to consult with an attorney;
blueball  attempt to influence the attorney to minimize review of the transaction;
blueball  recommend inexperienced or ineffective attorneys to minimize review of the transaction;
blueball  practice "deliberate ignorance" by not investigating the practice independently;
blueball  do not affirmatively disclose known practice problems to the buyer (as is legally required);
blueball  insist on closing the transaction despite known, significant and unwarranted post-closing risks
     for the buyer or seller;
blueball  disengage from the transaction before closing or are unavailable to answer client questions;
blueball  have significant negative feedback from multiple 3rd parties (such as lawsuits, board
     complaints, complaints from those involved in the broker's previous transactions, and my own
blueball  provide dual broker representation, particularly those with additional charges to the buyer; or
blueball  receive or offer referral fees with lenders, consultants, insurance providers and/or attorneys.

NOTE: Many dental industry brokers, attorneys, and lenders give or accept some form of fee for referring other transaction specialists. I do not give or accept any such referral fees.

California Practice Sales, Inc. (Southern)

Recommended for buyers only.
Alice King | Email | 866.377.0446, ext 202 | website

Integrity Practice Sales (Central & Southern)

Highly recommended with specified broker only.
Darren Hulstine | Email | 805.878.0633 | website

Lee Skarin and Associates, Inc. (Central & Southern)

Recommended for buyers and sellers.
Kurt Skarin PhD JD | Email | 805.777.7707 | website

Professional Practice Sales (Northern)

Recommended for buyers and sellers.
Ray Irving | Email | 415.899.8580 | website

D&M Practice Sales and Leasing (Central & Southern)

Recommended for buyers and sellers.
Paul Maimone MBA | Email | 866.425.1877 | website

Ken Rubin Practice Sales (San Diego)

Recommended for buyers and sellers.
Ken Rubin CPA | Email | 619.299.6161 | website

Schein Professional Practice Transitions (Southern)

Recommended with specified broker only.
Kerri McCullough | Email | 949.566.3056 | website

The Tharaldson Group (Southern)

Highly recommended for buyers and sellers.
Whitney Tharaldson | Email | 949.423.6935 | website