Shumaker has maintained an extensive health law practice for almost half a century. Our lawyers are familiar with all aspects of the industry and work as a team, enabling us to not just advise on matters as they arise, but proactively help our clients identify opportunities and avoid problems.

Our clients count on us for legal advice that reflects the practical realities that healthcare systems, physician groups and other providers face in the marketplace. Many of our major clients are leading institutions in their communities that have trusted us for decades to serve them in a principled, cost-effective way. We are dedicated to honoring that trust.

Our Clients

  • Hospitals and health systems
  • Physicians and physician groups
  • Academic medical centers and research hospitals
  • Ambulatory surgery centers
  • Medical transportation companies
  • Imaging and other diagnostic facilities
  • Dialysis and radiation therapy facilities
  • Nursing and assisted living facilities
  • Pharmacies and medical equipment suppliers
  • Tissue banks and cancer treatment centers

What Makes Us Different

We are keenly aware of the strategic interdependence of health care providers, practitioners and payers. Our representation of many different types of clients helps us understand and anticipate their strategic concerns. Our clients expect us to be on top of the constantly changing regulatory and business environment—and identify any opportunities they present.

Just as important is our ability to give clients tools to ensure that their day-to-day operations comply with legal and regulatory requirements without constant lawyer involvement. We have designed compliance programs for national provider chains, multi-hospital networks, physician groups and billing companies.

Our clients rely on us not only because of our knowledge and experience, but also because of our responsiveness – we honor our clients’ timetables.  We also work with the client’s personnel, including in house counsel, to minimize the need for our services.

Core Services

  • Strategic advice and counsel
  • Service as outside general counsel
  • Governance advice
  • Tax exemption issues, including maintenance of 501(c)(3) status and tax-exempt financing
  • Fraud and abuse, self-referral and false claims issues
  • Licensure, accreditation, certification and certificate of need issues
  • Medical staff matters
  • Employment law
  • Compliance programs
  • Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement
  • Payer contracting and provider network design
  • Operational issues, including quality assurance and risk management

News Releases

03.02.2016Erin Smith Aebel Hosts Tea Time for Fellow International Awardees
02.18.2016Erin Smith Aebel Earns International Client Service Accolade
01.14.2016Kelly Leahy Joins Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP's Healthcare Practice
11.12.2015Shumaker Earns “Best Law Firm” Rankings from U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2016
05.18.2015Memorial Dinner Celebrates Community Leader’s Life While Raising Money for Diabetes Education
04.07.2015Christaldi Honored with Board of Trustees Award for his Service
09.02.2014Shumaker Launches Law Blog to Highlight Social Media Developments
08.25.2014Erin Smith Aebel Wins 2014 Businesswoman of the Year Award in Legal Services Category
06.05.2014Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Serves as Counsel in $1.0 Billion Common Stock Offering
05.15.2014Video - Ron Christaldi Featured in Tampa Bay Business Journal Executive Files
04.21.2014Erin Smith Aebel Reappointed to Florida Bar Health Law Certification Committee
03.25.2014Tampa Law Firm Wins Precedent-Setting Judgment in Patent Infringement Case
02.26.2014Erin Smith Aebel Spoke at Tampa General
11.06.2013Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Receives Metropolitan First-Tier Rankings in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for 2014
05.28.2013Erin Smith Aebel Named Co-Chair of Shumaker's Health Law Department
06.21.2012Malinda R. Lugo Presents to Hillsborough County Bar Association and USF College of Medicine
04.03.2012Erin Smith Aebel Participates in Panel Discussion
04.02.2012Erin Smith Aebel Presents Webinar
01.27.2012Shumaker Attorneys Named to Corporate Counsel’s “2012 Top Rated Lawyers Guide to Healthcare”
02.17.2011Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Speak to University of South Florida Medical Residents
09.27.2010Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Receives First Tier Rankings in U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers 2010 “Best Law Firms” Inaugural List
06.04.2010Edwin G. Emerson Joins Columbus Office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
06.02.2010Erin Smith Aebel Speaks to University Community Hospital



Events and Presentations

01.08.2013Women, Health & Wealth Seminar
08.30.2012"The Supreme Court Upheld the Affordable Care Act -- Now What?"
02.08.2012"Recent Developments and Hot Topics" - 14th Annual All Children’s Hospital Estate, Tax, Legal and Financial Planning Seminar
02.08.2011University of Toledo Center for Family & Privately-Held Business, "Healthcare Reform Distilled – What You Won’t Hear on Fox or MSNBC," Toledo, Ohio
05.30.2003"Confidentiality of Medical Records in Ohio," Sponsored by Lorman Educational Services
01.17.2001"Confidentiality of Medical Records in Ohio," Sponsored by Lorman Educational Services
01.05.2000"Confidentiality of Medical Records in Ohio," Sponsored by Lorman Educational Services

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