TAMPA, FL – The law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, is pleased to announce that Erin Smith Aebel, partner in the Tampa office and Co-Chair of the Tampa Health Law Department, and A. Edward McGinty, of counsel in the Tampa office, spoke to a group of USF physicians at the USF Morsani College of Medicine on February 18, 2015. Erin discussed fraud and abuse healthcare laws affecting physicians and Ed spoke on contract negotiations for physicians.
Erin is Co-Chair of one of the largest health law practices on the West Coast of Florida with nine Florida health law regulatory lawyers, including two board certified health lawyers, and 32 other Florida lawyers that practice in the health care industry. Additionally, Erin is certified as a health law specialist by The Florida Bar and named Tampa Bay Business Journal 2014 Businesswoman of the Year – Legal Services. 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. Erin 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.
Ed has extensive experience in corporate, LLC and partnership, real estate, complex business and medical practice transactions, contracts, tax and estate planning and asset protection, including mergers and acquisitions, business and medical practice transfers, ownership structure, succession planning and transfer restriction agreements, corporate and real estate finance and development, construction and project insurance, professional and executive compensation planning, employment agreements and termination. Ed received his J.D., with honors, from Florida State University, and his B.A. from Louisiana State University.
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Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full service law firm with more than 240 attorneys practicing in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; and Charlotte, North Carolina.