New Rochelle, NY asked in Business Formation and Business Law for New York

Q: I have a NY Physical Therapy PLLC. Can I also form a separate NY LLC for coaching to see clients outside of NY?

I formed a PLLC for my physical therapy practice in NY. In the NY state PT practice act it states that licensed PTs cannot engage in unlicensed activities as that might give PTs an advantage over other professionals. Other PTs also provide wellness coaching services to clients outside of where they are licensed with a coaching agreement. My question is can I just form a separate NY LLC for coaching and see clients outside of NY with that? I would not advertise as a PT. I called the office of professions but they said to speak with a lawyer.

1 Lawyer Answer
Samuil Buschkin
Samuil Buschkin
  • Union, NJ
  • Licensed in New York

A: Without having inquired all facts and done proper research in your case, and not making this any form of legal advise, I believe at first glance that if you make it a separate entity and do not commingle with your other entity, there is no prohibition for a licensed professional against engaging in a separate business even if such business has some indirect relation to the other business. Best to really consult with an attorney.

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