Shumaker Attorneys Spoke to Florida Society of Anesthesiologists

TAMPA, FL – The law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, is pleased to announce that  Erin Smith Aebel, partner, and Malinda R. Lugo, associate, were invited to speak on “Risk Management in the Digital Age:  Avoiding the Pitfalls of Electronic Health Records” to the Florida Society of Anesthesiologists at their annual meeting in June.  

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, 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. 

Ms. Lugo practices in the firm’s health law and litigation departments. Her practice includes representing health care providers on issues related to state and federal health care matters including regulatory and licensure compliance, acquisition and implementation of electronic health records, and HIPAA compliance and breach notification and investigations.  She also negotiates employment contracts, advises on professional liability matters and resolves general business matters including real estate contracts, vendor contracts and third party payor disputes.  Ms. Lugo received her J.D., cum laude, from Florida State University College of Law and her B.S. in Criminology from Florida State 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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