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Erin Smith Aebel Joins Board of Directors of Brain Expansions Scholastic Training, Inc.

  • January 31, 2020

TAMPA, FL – Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Erin Smith Aebel has joined the Board of Directors of Brain Expansions Scholastic Training, Inc. (BEST). BEST is a not for profit founded by Dr. Dexter Frederick that is dedicated to utilizing its mentoring program to increase the minority representation in medical professions. The organization, currently chaired by Dr. Phildra Swagger, operates a summer academy for high school students to learn more about health care professions.  Enrollment for the 2020 summer academy is currently open.  If you would like to learn more about BEST and summer program opportunities, please click here.

Widely recognized in the health care industry, Erin is a board certified health law specialist by the Florida Bar and she is the 2016 Lexology Client Choice Award Winner, nominated by clients and awarded for excellent client service in health law in the state of Florida.

Physicians, hospitals, physician group practices, diagnostic imaging centers, pharmacies, clinical laboratories, medical spas, concierge medical practices, and other health care providers in business law look to Erin for representation in a wide range of matters. Her more than 20 years of experience, paired with her desire to help people, has enabled Erin to successfully represent clients in a wide range of matters, including Stark law, fraud and abuse, acquisitions and changes of ownership, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and licensure issues arising from joint ventures. She regularly prepares and negotiates hospital-related agreements, physician employment agreements, medical director agreements, and licensure and scope of practice issues. Additionally, Erin advises on a variety of Florida health law issues including the developing cannabis law.

With a passion to share knowledge, Erin frequently speaks throughout the country and writes on health care topics. She has been published by the American Health Lawyers Association.


Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 260 lawyers and seven offices in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Shumaker is a premier provider of quality legal services. Whether it's commitment to clients or work in the community, involvement lies at the core of all of Shumaker’s initiatives.