Driven by strong relationships with her clients, Casey Gocel passionately helps entrepreneurs, start-ups and closely held entities create, expand and reshape their businesses.

Enthusiasm, responsiveness and relationship-based service are cornerstones of Casey’s practice, which focuses on a full range of business concerns, including start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, private equity placements, contracts, and corporate governance concerns. In addition, Casey, who has an LL.M. in taxation, frequently guides business owners through the tax, estate planning, and wealth preservation issues that weave through their business and personal lives.

Casey Co-Chair’s the firm’s Corporate Law Practice Group where she advises clients across a range of industries and is widely noted for her representation of dentists and dental specialists. As the co-chair of the firm’s National Dental Law Center, Casey has executed hundreds of successful dental practice transitions across the country, in addition to advising doctors on the critical business elements of their practices. Casey is also the co-author of Pain Free Dental Deals, one of the industry’s go-to resources for entrepreneurial dentists, and The DSO Decision, which delves into the DSO business model from a number of angles, including best practices for selling to DSOs, competing or partnering with them, forming affiliate groups, and launching personal DSOs.

As a member of the firm’s executive committee, and a director of the firm’s charitable foundation, Casey also helps guide Mandelbaum Barrett PC’s strategic growth and philanthropic activity. Outside of the office, Casey is an active mother with two young daughters, Denali and Magnolia, and an avid athlete who has run five marathons, over 30 half marathons, and numerous triathlons and Ironman events.

Casey co-authored the books “Pain-Free Dental Deals: An Entrepreneurial Dentist’s Guide to Buying, Selling and Merging Practices” and “The DSO Decision: Winning Answers From Every Angle.”

In 2022, Casey was named the Woman of the Year by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society following outstanding fundraising efforts of over $130,000 for the organization. In 2019, Casey was named to NJBIZ’s Best 50 Women in Business List and named by Leading Women Entrepreneurs & Business Owners as a Top 25 Leading Intrapreneur. In 2017, Casey was named as one of NJBIZ’s “Forty under 40” for her commitment to business growth, professional excellence and community service. In 2016, Casey was selected as a “New Leader of the Bar” by New Jersey Law Journal. She was also included to the Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list from 2015 to 2020.

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  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 2008
  • Whittier Law School, J.D., Magna cum laude, 2007
  • Editor-in-Chief, Whittier Law Review
  • State University of New York at Albany, B.A., 2002

National Dental Law Group Facilitates Sale of Prominent New England Dental Practice to DSO

March 11, 2024

Members of the National Dental Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett including William Barrett, Casey Gocel, Steven Sedereas, Melody Block, and Nicole Fryer worked with a client on the sale of a leading New England pediatric and orthodontic dentistry practice. Specifically, the seller was acquired by a national dental support organization (“DSO”) with a significant footprint […]

Deal Alert: Our National Dental Law Group Closed a Transaction on the Sale of a Cosmetic Dentistry and General Dentistry Practice to a DSO

November 23, 2022

Mandelbaum Barrett PC’s National Dental Law Group successfully closed a transaction involving the sale of a cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry practice to a dental support organization (“DSO”) with a large national footprint. The transaction included an equity component with a total purchase price over $3.5 Million. Our team – comprised of Casey Gocel, Melody […]

National Dental Law Group – May 2024 Newsletter

May 15, 2024

We are excited to share the inaugural issue of our National Dental Law Group Newsletter! We’re thrilled to support dental professionals nationwide with specialized legal services tailored to your unique needs. With over 20 years of experience, our team is dedicated to guiding you at every career stage. Dive into this issue for valuable insights […]

How Can Dentists Thrive While Preserving Their Private Practice? Steal the Playbook!

January 30, 2024

Preserving the private practice of dentistry while thriving in a dynamic healthcare environment requires a blend of tradition and innovation. By embracing technology, fostering patient relationships, diversifying services, engaging with the community, prioritizing education, implementing efficient management practices, and networking with peers, dentists can not only survive but truly thrive in the private practice landscape. Through these strategies, dentists can continue to provide the personalized care and community connection that make private practices a cornerstone of healthcare.

Associate Buy-In Deal Structures

November 21, 2023

An Associate Buy-in integrates a dental associate as a co-owner in a practice, blending clinical skills with business acumen. Structured via cash, installment, sweat equity, or shadow account, it's crucial for both parties to consult legal and financial advisors. The journey goes beyond dentistry, fostering a collaborative and prosperous dental practice.

Going Green and Staying Out of Legal Trouble: The Art of Green Marketing

November 17, 2023

In today’s environmentally conscious world, green marketing has become a significant trend for businesses aiming to attract eco-minded consumers. Companies often use eco-friendly claims to promote their products and services, but they must tread carefully to avoid lawsuits and maintain their reputation. In this blog, we’ll explore green marketing and suggest some steps companies can […]

Client Alert: Corporate Transparency Act

November 16, 2023

On January 1, 2024, the Corporate Transparency Act (the “CTA”) will become law and will impose reporting obligations which will impact millions of small businesses across the United States. It is critical for business owners to understand the CTA reporting requirements as failure to comply can result in both civil and criminal penalties. If you own […]

Navigating Q4 as a Family-Owned Business

October 25, 2023

As 2023 nears its end, family-owned businesses must prioritize critical aspects. From succession planning to corporate governance and technology integration, a comprehensive approach is crucial. Ensuring legal compliance, managing risks, and fostering employee relations are vital for sustained success. By addressing these concerns, businesses can pave the way for a prosperous future.

Frighteningly Smooth Dental Practice Transitions: Avoiding Scary Legal Pitfalls

October 25, 2023

Contracts are paramount in dental practice transitions, serving as the foundation for smooth transactions. From purchase agreements to non-compete clauses, clarity is key. However, navigating the eerie world of due diligence, taxes, and regulatory approvals demands expert legal guidance. Avoid the specter of legal complications and enjoy a ghost-free transition.

Join Casey Gocel for an Exclusive Dental Event on Competitive Strategies for Patient Acquisition in Stamford, CT

May 30, 2024

Join Casey Gocel, Partner and Co-Chair of the National Dental Law Group, in Stamford, CT, for a dental event titled “Competitive Strategies for Growing Your Dental Practice Through Acquiring New Patients.” Hosted by Market My Market, Northeast Sequoia, Mandelbaum Barrett PC, Bank of America, and Fortune Management, this event promises insightful discussions and valuable networking […]

Insights on DSO & PE Transactions with Casey Gocel at the DEO Summit Workshop Hosted by McLerran & Associates

May 28, 2024

McLerran & Associates will be hosting a workshop titled “Built to Sell – How to Scale & Unlock the Equity in Your Practice at the Top of the Market” at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, FL, on June 13th, just before the start of the 2024 DEO Summit. Casey Gocel, Partner and Co-Chair of […]

Navigating Dental Transactions & DSO Strategies in the Bahamas

March 25, 2024

Join us in the tropical haven of the Bahamas, April 4-6, for an enlightening seminar by the Florida Academy of Dental Practice Administration. Co-Chairs William S. Barrett and Casey Gocel will explore dental transactions and DSO strategies in sessions like 'Pain Free Dental Deals' and 'DSO Decision.' Ideal for dental professionals seeking invaluable insights.

Don’t Miss Casey Gocel, Esq. and Members of National Dental Law Group at GNYDM, the Biggest Dental Event in the US

September 24, 2023

Excitement is building as we approach Greater New York Dental Meeting, the largest dental meeting in the United States, just one month away! Make sure to stop by Booth 3214 to connect with our National Dental Law Group team where we will be offering complimentary books and valuable information. Also be sure to join us […]

Explore the DSO Decision at GNYDM: Join Casey Gocel, Esq. and Other Panelists on November 29th

September 24, 2023

In the dental profession today, many conversations broach the topic of DSOs. There is a lot of information out there, both true and false. There also is a great deal of confusion about what DSOs really do and how they operate. On November 29, Co-Chair of our National Dental Law Group, Casey Gocel Esq., will […]

Casey Gocel and Panelists to Speak on DSOs at Greater New York Dental Meeting

August 22, 2023

Co-Chair of our National Dental Law Group team, Casey Gocel, Esq. will be speaking at Greater New York Dental Meeting – the largest dental meeting in the United States! Together with this “All-Star” panel (Benjamin Bush, Brian Houlahan and Justin Schafer), they will help the nation’s leading dental professionals better understand DSOs. This informative presentation […]

Countdown to Casey Gocel’s Presentation on DSOs at AAOMS 2023!

August 22, 2023

Excitement is building as we approach the AAOMS Annual Meeting, just one month away! Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with our National Dental Law Group team at Booth #1139, where we will be offering complimentary books and valuable information. Also, be sure to join us on September 22, where Co-Chair of the National Dental […]

Join Us at AAOMS Annual Meeting to Explore DSOs with Casey Gocel, Esq., on September 22nd

August 4, 2023

In the dental profession today, many conversations broach the topic of DSOs. There is a lot of information out there, both true and false. There also is a great deal of confusion about what DSOs really do and how they operate. On September 22nd, Casey Gocel, Esq., Co-Chair of our National Dental Law Group, will […]

CEO William Barrett and Partner Casey Gocel will Present on “Understanding EBITDA” at Dentsply Sirona World in Las Vegas

September 9, 2022

From September 15-16, 2022, Casey Gocel and William Barrett, the two co-chairs of the firm’s National Dental Law Group, will be at Dentsply Sirona World in Las Vegas presenting on “Understanding EBITDA.” If you will be attending and would like a better understanding of EBITDA, be sure to visit the Fortune Management Booth (#102). We hope to […]

Partner Casey Gocel Presents “A Legal Health Checkup” to Fortune Management Dentists in Hawaii

July 22, 2022

On July 20, 2022, Casey Gocel, who co-chairs the firm’s National Dental Law Group, was in sunny Hawaii with Fortune Management talking about the importance of giving one’s dental practice a legal health checkup. During her session, Casey emphasized the need to look at corporate compliance, healthcare regulatory requirements, employment compliance, HIPAA and cybersecurity, real […]

Mandelbaum Barrett PC congratulates Casey Gocel, Esq. who was honored today as one of the NJBIZ Leaders in Law for 2022

May 24, 2022

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William Barrett and Casey Gocel Published an Article for Dental Practice Management on Doing Deals with DSO

November 18, 2019

Gocel Spoke at Paramount Oral Surgery Study Club on Practice Transitions

September 25, 2019

On September 25, 2019 Casey Gocel presented on “Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership and Transitions” to the Paramount Oral Surgery Study Group in Staten Island, New York.

Gocel To Speak At Paramount Oral Surgery Study Club On Practice Transitions

July 23, 2019

On September 25, 2019 Casey Gocel will be presenting on "Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership and Transitions" to the Paramount Oral Surgery Study Group in Staten Island, New York. The seminar will cover:

Casey Gocel Named as a Top 25 Leading Intrapreneur by Leading Women Entrepreneurs

May 30, 2019

Congratulations to Shareholder Casey Gocel who was named by Leading Women Entrepreneurs & Business Owners as a Top 25 Leading Intrapreneur. Leading Women Entrepreneurs (LWE) is a networking organization that recognizes outstanding women in business. This award honors the innovators in corporate environments who support diversity efforts. Casey has helped numerous companies become Women Owned Businesses and specializes in corporate transactions and estate planning. Casey also leads the Firm's Women's Initiative and Charity Committee.

Member Casey Gocel Named to NJBIZ Top 50 Women in Business

March 26, 2019

We are proud to announce that Mandelbaum Barrett PC Shareholder Casey Gocel has been named by NJBIZ as one of the Top 50 Women in Business.

Bill Barrett and Casey Gocel Authored an Article for on "Independent Contractor or Employee: What's the Difference?"

August 7, 2018

Understanding the difference between an Independent Contractor and an Employee is a challenge many practice owners often grapple with. In this article from, William Barrett, Esq. and Casey Gocel, Esq. LL.M. break it down to help avoid the serious financial ramifications of misclassification.

Casey Gocel Provides Advice for New Startups in

April 25, 2018

Casey Gocel provided advice for new startups in a blog post earlier this year. Blerrp is an online forum to help entrepreneurs and provide a platform for questions to be asked and answered. See what Casey has to say here:

Casey Gocel Named to NJ Biz Forty Under 40

July 18, 2017

We are proud to announce that our Member Casey Gocel, Esq. LL.M. has been named by NJ Biz as a Winner of their Forty Under Forty Award! We could not be more proud of Casey's accomplishments both professionally and within the community! According to NJ Biz, "These up-and-coming stars of the New Jersey business community have achieved professional excellence at a young age, representing the future of their industries and the state as a whole." Congratulations Casey and all of this year's winners!

Casey Gocel Honored As New Leaders of the Bar by NJ Law Journal

May 3, 2016

At Mandelbaum Barrett PC, we've long known that Member Casey Gocel is among the best young attorneys in New Jersey. We're pleased to announce that the New Jersey Law Journal agreed when it recently selected Casey