Shumaker Attorneys Receive Awards from The Florida Bar

TAMPA, FL – The law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, is pleased to announce that Erin Smith Aebel, Partner, received a certificate of recognition of appreciation from The Florida Bar for her work on The Florida Bar Health Law Section Facebook page and Malinda R. Lugo, Associate, received a certificate of appreciation from The Florida Bar Health Law Section in recognition of her services with The Practice Area Reporter Updates.   

Duane A. Daiker, Partner, received an award in recognition of his contribution to the Appellate Practice Section’s Continuing Legal Education programs.

Erin 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.  Erin received her J.D., cum laude, from Loyola University and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Loyola University. 

Duane represents individual and corporate clients in a variety of appellate matters in state and federal court.  He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as an Appellate Practice Specialist, and leads the firm’s appellate practice group.  Duane also represents surety companies in connection with payment, performance, and fiduciary bond disputes throughout the State of Florida.  In addition to his full-time law practice, Duane serves as an Adjunct Professor at St. Petersburg College, teaching classes in law, legal research, and writing.  Duane received his J.D., with high honors, from the University of Florida, and his B.A., with high honors, from the University of Florida. 

Malinda 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 matters, electronic health records, HIPAA compliance and breach notifications, negotiation of contracts, and other general business litigation.  Malinda 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 225 attorneys practicing in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; and Charlotte, North Carolina. 

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