MWA is now CLA

We are excited to share that we plan to join CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP) on November 1, 2018. CLA is a national professional services firm that, like us, has developed an approach to business grown out of a passion for the businesses in our communities and a deep concern for the people who make them run. Please click here for more information:

As CLA, we can offer you even deeper knowledge and capabilities when you need it — while retaining the agility we have today.
All told, this transition should feel seamless. Take a look at to get a feel for CLA — creating opportunities for businesses, individuals, and communities through industry-focused wealth advisory, outsourcing, audit, tax, and consulting services.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to continuing to serve you.

Our Solution to a Client’s Management Company Dilemma

Client Profile

One of our dental practice clients was constantly growing, and its next goal was to develop into a full DSO. The client asked MWA to consult on the decision of whether a management company would be necessary to oversee the DSO and how that company should be structured.

Pain Point

The client had heard about other dentists using management companies for their DSOs, but it was unsure what functions such a company performs, and how – or even if – a management company should be incorporated into its dental practices. 

The Right Solution

As MWA worked through the client’s entire business plan and gained a full understanding of the client’s ten-year vision for the entire company, the entity structuring began to take shape. Based on the client’s particular operational structure and the exit plan that we helped to develop, we decided that a management company acting as a service provider to the practices and an employee-leasing organization would provide tremendous advantages. We modeled out many scenarios that would incorporate the DSO management fee and the employee-leasing fee before identifying a final, easily scalable solution that wouldn’t require an overwhelming administrative burden. 

Above and Beyond Results

We not only explained to the client how it could use a management company in its practices, we also used a holistic approach to develop a complex structure for the client that will enable the DSO to continuously expand and achieve the owner’s long-term goals.