Episode 134

10 Biggest Legal Mistakes Aesthetic Practice Owners Make

by Business of Aesthetics | May 25, 2023

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Join esteemed attorney and legal expert Sarah Shikhman in this enlightening episode as we explore crucial legal considerations within the aesthetics industry. Gain invaluable insights into potential pitfalls and learn from Sarah’s extensive experience advising businesses like yours. Discover the ten most significant legal mistakes that can jeopardize your aesthetic business and learn how to avoid them.

Prepare for a deep dive into essential topics such as employee classification, contractual agreements, and regulatory compliance. Sarah’s exceptional ability to demystify complex legal concepts and provide actionable guidance will empower you to navigate these intricate areas confidently, protecting your business’s future.

Whether you’re a seasoned industry professional or a budding entrepreneur, this episode promises practical knowledge and strategies to safeguard your aesthetics business. Take advantage of this opportunity to comprehensively understand legal intricacies and fortify your business against potential risks.

Tune in now and unlock the invaluable wisdom that Sarah Shikhman brings, ensuring a solid legal foundation for your success in the dynamic aesthetics industry.

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Key Highlights

  • 11.50 – Virtualizing conduct of good faith exams
  • 19.00 – Consolidating good faith exams
  • 27.01 –  Paying commissions to a contractor based on salary is costly
  • 33.33 – Reporting to the board that you use counterfeit products
  • 51.04 – Writing Job descriptions and goals

Background of Sarah Shikhman

Sara Shikhman is a highly accomplished corporate attorney and entrepreneur with diverse expertise. With over 14 years of experience, she has excelled in various fields. Shikhman received her education from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania Law School, establishing a solid educational foundation. Shikhman’s career highlights include effectively managing sales, marketing, and legal teams for two rapidly growing medical aesthetic businesses. She played a crucial role in driving growth at Juvly Aesthetics, a renowned medical spa with 12 locations across five states and over 150 employees. Additionally, as part of the team at Aesthetic Record, a leading medical software app and electronic medical record provider serving over 1,000 aesthetic practices nationwide, Shikhman demonstrated her leadership skills and contributed to the company’s remarkable success.

Prior to her involvement in the medical aesthetic industry, Shikhman was the CEO of BedroomFurnitureDiscounts, an e-commerce company. In less than four years, she successfully grew the company’s annual revenue to $13,000,000, showcasing her entrepreneurial acumen. Shikhman’s expertise extends beyond entrepreneurship. She gained valuable corporate law experience at a prestigious New York law firm and shared her legal knowledge as a professor of business law at Pace University.

Connect with Sarah Shikhman

Website: lengealaw.com                            

Instagram: @sarashikhman

Linkedin: Sara Shikhman | LinkedIn

Jeffrey Richmond

Host Jeffrey Richmond Jeffrey Richmond is an award-winning expert in the aesthetic industry, specializing in cutting-edge research, light-based and laser dermatological therapies, and radiofrequency technologies for dermatology and cosmetic surgery practices. Over the past 19 years, Jeff has brought the best-in-class technologies from West Coast Laser to physicians throughout the northwestern United States, generating over $50 million in sales.

Patient and physician safety is at the forefront of Jeff’s work, and he actively helps physicians work with patients to develop and achieve realistic expectations from their treatments.

Jeff is also a known educator in the industry, teaching courses on laser technologies, speaking at aesthetic training centers, and sharing his knowledge about the latest technologies with providers in the aesthetics field. In particular, he is interested in helping physicians make aesthetic medicine a success in their practices.


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