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Trenam Law expands healthcare practice with three attorneys

19th November 2020

MSI's Florida law member Trenam Law is pleased to announce the expansion of its healthcare practice with three attorneys joining the firm’s Business Transactions group in the Tampa office.  Erin Smith Aebel and Kathleen M. Bickelhaupt join as shareholders along with associate Amanda J. Newlon.  The three attorneys join Trenam from Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick’s Tampa office.

“We are delighted to welcome Erin, Kathleen and Amanda to team Trenam,” said Marie Tomassi, President and Managing Shareholder of Trenam.  “The healthcare industry is a vital and essential part of the Tampa Bay community, and the addition of these attorneys further advances our commitment to excellent service for clients in this highly-regulated sector.  The combination of Kathleen’s extensive mergers and acquisitions experience and Erin’s broad based health law knowledge make them a highly sought after team for significant health care transactions. They look forward to growing their health care transactions practice at Trenam as leaders in this field. Their arrival builds on our existing group of talented attorneys who counsel in business and corporate related transactions, and healthcare regulation and compliance.”

“I am excited to join Trenam Law and be part of a home-grown Tampa Bay law firm,” said Aebel. “The firm’s culture, including a significant amount of women attorneys in leadership roles, is an important reason for me to make this move.  I am fortunate that Kathleen and Amanda will be joining Trenam as well. Kathleen and I have 20 years of experience working together on significant health care transactions including hospital sales, health care technology company startups to sale, physician practice roll ups and a variety of private equity and venture capital investments.  ”

Erin Smith Aebel

Aebel is Board Certified in Health Law by the Florida Bar and brings more than 20 years of experience representing physicians, hospitals, physician practice groups, diagnostic imaging centers, pharmacies, clinical laboratories, medical spas, concierge medical practices and other health care providers in a wide range of matters. She counsels providers in regulatory compliance and transactional 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. Erin also advises on a variety of Florida health law issues.

Kathleen M. Bickelhaupt

Bickelhaupt has been in practice for more than two decades and works with her clients across various industries to structure, negotiate and close transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings and business transactions.  Bickelhaupt counsels public and private companies in business acquisitions and sales, private equity transactions, business contracts and agreements, and general corporate matters. Bickelhaupt also represents clients related to premerger notification compliance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act and prepares HSR filings for submission to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ).

Amanda J. Newlon

Newlon focuses her practice on health care regulation and compliance.  She is experienced in conducting health care compliance and regulation research, as well as preparing opinion letters to advise a large hospital chain related to various legal issues, including retention of medical records, medical staff governance and compliance with federal and state regulations. Beyond regulation and compliance matters, Newlon is experienced in medical malpractice claims and nursing home litigation. She has handled various aspects of litigation cases, including extensive review of medical records, client reporting and client representation in hearings and depositions.

About Trenam Law - Tampa

Trenam Law serves the needs of our clients in the Tampa Bay community in Florida. We have over eighty attorneys practicing in multiple practice groups, all sharing the goal of working with clients to establish cost effective, highly automated, responsive, and successful representation.

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