Zachary Hoard


Zack Hoard is a Member in the Business Litigation Group and the Dental Services Organization Group in the Dallas, Texas office of Dykema. Zack advises clients nationwide in the health care industry on all manner of regulatory issues related to the formation, reorganization, and acquisition of Dental Service Organizations or group dental practices. He has also successfully represented clients in multiple federal and state regulatory investigations and traditional litigation disputes regarding allegations of the corporate practice of medicine and dentistry, fee splitting, fraud and abuse, and related violations.


Zack also focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, representing both national and international companies in matters including breach of contract, franchise disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, general negligence, vicarious liability, fraud and misrepresentation, tortious interference, conversion, and conspiracy. Zack has represented clients in both bringing and defending injunctive actions and damage claims.


Zack’s representative experience includes the following:

      • Representation of both buyers and sellers in all aspects of the regulatory due diligence of DSOs and group practices both in preparation for and in connection with the sale or acquisition of group dental practices
      • Representation of multiple group dental practices in the formation of regulatory compliant DSO legal structures
      • Representation of multiple large DSOs in state and federal regulatory investigations related to the corporate practice of dentistry, illegal fee splitting, and other alleged regulatory violations
      • Representation of multiple DSOs in multi-state litigation regarding allegations of the corporate practice of dentistry, illegal fee splitting, and other violations of state dental practices acts


Zack is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Texas at Austin. While in law school at Georgetown University Law Center, he served as a legal intern at the National Center for Victims of Crime. Before beginning his legal training, Zack was a middle school history and music instructor.


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