Shumaker Attorneys Spoke at USF College of Medicine

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 to the University of South Florida College of Medicine residents and fellows on December 18, 2012 regarding preventing malpractice lawsuits, contract negotiations and Health Law 101.

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. 

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 business 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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