The Gillis Firm, PLLC

                                                          Dental. Medical. Veterinarian.
                                                         Your Practice is Our Passion.

We support healthcare practices throughout Virginia with offices in Northern Virginia, Richmond and Virginia Beach.     

                                                                                        Call: (571) 209-5203

Whether hired to tackle a complex business acquisition deal or to provide a fresh perspective on a partnership agreement that has been long avoided, our clients hire us because they want the burden of legal uncertainty lifted off their shoulders and handed to a trusted, experienced advocate who can simplify the process through hands-on guidance.  

We strive to find feasible and uncomplicated solutions. From the moment that you engage us, our goal is to untangle your legal issues and deliver simple yet effective results with minimal stress on you so that you can focus on growing your business. 

After all, isn't that what you should expect from your lawyer?

We ensure that we are accessible and responsive to your needs.  We forge long-lasting relationships and are proud to watch our client businesses thrive.

Our Services

Dental Practice Representation

  •  Full Service Acquisition Representation (Buy/Sell of an Existing Practice
    • General Dentistry Practice
    • Specialty Practices
  • Commercial Lease Review for New Practice Build-Outs 
  • Real Estate Contracts/Representation for Purchase/Sale of Underlying Real Estate
  • New Entity Creation
  • Multiple Practice Ownership
  • Partnership Changes/Buy-Ins and Buy-Outs
  • Associate Agreements
  • Dental Support Organizations (DSO)
  • And More

Physician-Owned Practices

  • Full Service Acquisition Representation (Buy/Sell of an Existing Practice)
    • Urgent and Primary Care 
    • Specialty Practices
  • Commercial Lease Review for New Practice Build-Outs 
  • Real Estate Contracts/Representation for Purchase/Sale of Underlying Real Estate
  • New Entity Creation
  • Multiple Practice Ownership
  • Partnership Changes
  • Associate Agreements
  • Management Services Organizations (MSO)
  • And More

Veterinary Practices

  • Full Service Acquisition Representation (Buy/Sell of an Existing Practice)
  • Services for Start-Up (new) Practices
  • Commercial Lease Review for New Practice Build-Outs
  • Real Estate Contracts/Representation for Purchase/Sale of Underlying Real Estate
  • New Entity Creation
  • Associate Agreements (Draft, Review, Consultation for either potential associates or employers)
  • Partnerships including Exit Planning/Buy-Ins and Buy-Outs
  • And More

Meet the Attorney

S. Natasha Gillis, Esq.

Click here to read about Natasha.

" When you retain me, I want you to feel comfortable with the process and with your choice in choosing me as your legal advisor. My goal is to enable you to be in control of your case with my full support.  If you have any questions, I always encourage clients to call or email me.  Most of my clients have heard me say this: 'My door is always open.' I look forward to helping you with your business needs."


  • Licensed Attorney with the Virginia State Bar 

  • Member of the Virginia State Bar Health Law         Section

  • Member of the American Health Lawyers               Association

  • Affiliate Member of the Academy of General           Dentistry
  • Frequent Lecturer at the Virginia         Commonwealth University School of Dentistry


Your Advocate in Dental Business Education
2021 Upcoming Speaking Events

May 13: Virginia Dental Association (VDA) Practice Transitions Panelist 

June 2-July 7 (Wednesdays): Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Dentistry Lecture Series

August 2021- Fall: Virginia Academy of General Dentistry (VAGD) Mentorship Program Launch.  For more information, click here.

If you would like more information about any of these events or to book Natasha for a speaking engagement, please click here

Call Now for a Free Case Evaluation and Orientation

We offer a complimentary 30 minute acquisition and start-up orientation call for healthcare professionals who are contemplating a practice sale/purchase of their existing practices or starting a new practice, from scratch. These orientation sessions are designed to help us learn more about your needs and to walk you through a road-map of the entire acquisition or start-up process to help educate you on the process and upcoming steps.

Please call or use the pop-up widget to schedule a case orientation session.

Office: (571) 209-5203


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Do You Crave Dental Bites?  Then Tune In 

Introducing Dental Bites with Dental Zorro and The Smiling Lawyer.  These podcast series or "bites" are 30 minutes or less designed for busy dentists who want to practice smarter, not harder, by tackling essential topics necessary to run a successful, for-profit practice. 

This isn't your typical dental podcast. We explore current events and issues that are hot and relevant to the business side of dentistry with industry respected guests. 

Tune in with Malika Azargoon, dental practice consultant at Zar Dental Consulting (our Dental Zorro), and S. Natasha Gillis, Esq. (the Smiling Lawyer) for a fun, informative and protein-filled program. Find us on on all of your favorite platforms including Spotify and iTunes!


Empowering Business Women in Dentistry

We support women in the practice of dentistry. Come join us on Facebook and become part of our fast growing network of business women in dentistry. We provide *free* virtual learning seminars to all members and have an open form to talk about practice  ownership.  Active dental license is required.  This is a no-cost membership.

We Accept Credit Cards

We accept credit card payments and payment by e-check! 

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Purchasing a dental practice

"In my dental practice acquisition, I can honestly say Natasha was the most important and diligent team member I worked with. She explained each step of the process very thoroughly, was always on top of the case, and always two steps ahead of the game. She certainly had my best interest in mind, was honest, experienced and efficient. She made time for my multiple questions and concerns. I would highly recommend Natasha; I couldn't have asked for a better acquisition attorney."-- Dr. K. 

Purchasing dental practice
5.0 stars

"Natasha had already lots of experience in procedures for purchasing the medical and dental practice. She was honest and straightforward legally and ethically in giving me advice from the start to the finish. She explained the advantages and disadvantages of the options and provided continuous information and quick response on the status and actions of the issues. She also provided copies of all correspondence and documents related to the my matter, and protected my interests and advised on my concerns when making important decisions. I chose the right attorney to work with me. I strongly recommend Natasha as your lawyer for your future. Now your turn and good luck!"-- Dr. Jung Oh, D.M.D.

Associate (employee) agreement review

5.0 stars

"Natasha is an excellent lawyer and I enjoyed working with her. She helped with my contract review/negotiations for an associate position as a pediatric dentist. She was very thorough, available to talk things over in a timely manner (she is very easy to reach during and after business hours), and helped me advocate for my best interests. She took time to explain the nuances of dental contracts in a language I could easily understand. She addressed all my concerns, never rushed me or pressured me, and always had my best interest in mind. I plan to use her services in the future and would highly recommend her to other dentists. She allots evening hours to talk with dentists which is extremely convenient!"-- Dr. R, D.D.S.

Commercial lease review

 5.0 stars

"Natasha is wonderful to work with! We are starting a new business and she was very helpful in explaining how to navigate commercial leases and gave valuable advice on starting our business and cautioned us on what to be careful of. She was kind, courteous and listened to our issues very carefully. If you're looking for an attorney who truly cares, I would highly recommend Natasha!"-- A.G.

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