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What our clients are saying

I could not be more impressed with the service Hillary provided throughout my entire dental practice buy-in process. From the very beginning, she played a critical role – she brought fresh ideas and expertise that helped restructure a long-time, family-owned dental practice into a successful partnership. She was extremely knowledgeable, professional and an amazing advocate for me. She was always prompt in her communication, and really helped simplify a process that seemed overwhelming at the beginning. Hillary truly went above and beyond, and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an expert in dental law!

Mark Spaude, DDS – Owner at Elk Dental Center (Elk River, MN)

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Hillary Harms Becchetti, JD

Attorney & Practice Transitions Broker

Hillary Harms Becchetti, grew up in the dental world. She is Pine Lake's founder, dental attorney and practice transition broker. Since opening Pine Lake, Hillary has become the premier dental attorney and now broker for Minnesota and South Dakota dentists. Hillary is also a national dental speaker. To learn more about Hillary click HERE.

Kimberly Harms, DDS

Practice Transitions Specialist & "The Dental Mediator"

Kimberly Harms, DDS is a retired dentist, a transition specialist, dental mediator and conflict management consultant. During her dental career, Dr. Kim's expertise was unmatched. Not only did she run a dental practice with her husband for 30 years, she was a former MN Dental Association President, National Delegate, national dental speaker, ADA Spokesperson and Consumer Advisor.  Now she helps dentists with their practice transitions and conflict management as well as continues to speak across the country. To learn more about Dr. Harms click HERE. 

Ashley O'Connor, JD


Ashley O'Connor also grew up in the dental world, her first job being in her parent's dental office.  Ashley has joined Pine Lake Law Firm as a dental attorney, working in the Kansas City area. To learn more about Ashley click HERE.

Buyers & Associates

Dental Practice Transitions

Pine Lake firmly believes that every buyer in a dental practice transition and associate that was just hired should be represented. We pride ourselves in being advocates for our buying dentists and associates. We ensure each buyer and associate understands the process and are protected. 

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Sellers & Employers

Dental Practice Transitions

Pine Lake will work diligently to sell your practice for the best price possible. We are solid advocates for our sellers  and we use our numerous industry contacts to find the right buyer or associate for you! If you already have a buyer or associate, we work with  you to navigate the transition  and hiring process.

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In House Counsel & HR Services

This popular service is affectionately called our "hygiene" service. Just as dentists and hygienists counsel prevention to their patients, we take the same approach to practice owners. Our in-house counsel service allows practice owners near unlimited acces to our attorney and other professionals in order to  hopefully prevent issues before they arise as well as maintain your corporate records.

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Estate Planning, Lease Review & Real Estate

Dentists have unique estate planning needs and we use our expertise in the dental industry to ensure your estate is in order. Every practice owner will either have a lease or own their building , so it is important for dentists to have an experienced attorney to help them navigate their lease or real estate transaction. 

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Conflict Management

Pine Lake offers an entirely unique conflict management service. Our dental mediator can consult a dental practice on conflict, train a conflict manager in your dental practice and serve as a formal mediator.  Check out the bottom of our Services page (tab on top center)for a free Conflict Management Webinar.

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-Over 35 Years Experience in the Dental Industry

-Responsive: our professionals are extremely responsive to inquiries and work quickly and diligently on your matter

-Communicative: We are in constant communication with our clients to keep them informed and updated. 

-Respectful: We treat our clients with the utmost respect. We want each client to feel as if they are our only client.

-Outside the Box: Our professionals like to think outside the box. Every transaction is different and we work to come up with solutions that fit our clients' specific needs.

-Women Owned: Pine Lake is the only solely women owned dental law and transition firm in MN.

-Small Business Owners: Just like a dental practice owner, Pine Lake is a small, local business. This give us a unique perspective into our client's needs.

-Reasonable & Competitive Fees:  We know how expensive legal representation can be. We work very hard to keep our overhead low so we can pass those savings onto our clients. As a result, you receive high quality legal representation, brokerage and other services at a reasonable rate. 

Complimentary Consultation: Pine Lake offers a complimentary initial  consultation to all prospective clients. Contact us today to set up your complimentary consultation.  



Direct: 651-214-4074


Direct: 651-214-4073

Office Hours 


**Please Note Our New Address**

Minnesota Office:

222 So. 9th Street, Suite 1600

Minneapolis, MN 55402

Kansas City Office: 

7301 Mission Road, Suite 244E

Prairie Village, KS 66208


Office Visits: Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00

(By Appointment Only)

Phone Calls & Emails: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm. However, we can take evening and weekend phone conferences to fit your busy schedule. We recommend making an appointment for phone conferences to ensure availability, but we do our best to answer when you call or email. 


Pine Lake Law Firm, PLLC

Lino Lakes, MN

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