Erin Smith Aebel Named Walk Chair for the Step Out to Stop Diabetes Walk

TAMPA, FL – The law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, is pleased to announce that Erin Smith Aebel, partner in the Tampa office, has once again been named Walk Chair of the American Diabetes Association’s Step Out to Stop Diabetes Walk which will take place Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the University of South Florida Tampa Campus.  In addition, Ms. Aebel has been named Vice Chair and Chair-Elect for the American Diabetes Association Tampa Bay Community Leadership Board.

Ms. Aebel’s daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 4. Every 20 seconds someone is diagnosed with diabetes and there are 25.8 million Americans living with diabetes and more than a quarter of them don't know they have it.  Additionally, one out of three children born in the U.S. today will become diabetic.

Ms. Aebel is certified as a health law specialist by the Florida Bar. Her clients include physicians, physician group practices, diagnostic imaging centers, pharmacies, clinical laboratories and medical spas.  She regularly advises clients on Stark and fraud and abuse, HIPAA and licensure issues arising from joint ventures, acquisitions and changes of ownership.  She regularly prepares and negotiates physician employment agreements, physician recruitment agreements and medical director agreements . She is frequently involved in licensure and scope of practice issues for her clients, including weight loss clinics, medical spas and other aesthetic medicine ventures.  Ms. Aebel received her J.D., cum laude, from Loyola University and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Loyola University.

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Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full service law firm with more than 220 attorneys practicing in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; and Charlotte, North Carolina.

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