Two Shareholders and One Associate Join Tampa Office
October 16 2020, TAMPA, FL – 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.
Aebel has been frequently recognized as a leader in her profession and community. She earned the 2016 Lexology Client Choice Award for excellent client service in health law for the state of Florida, which was determined based on client nominations. She is also a past honoree of the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Businesswoman of the Year in Legal Services. Aebel currently serves on the boards of directors for Brain Expansions Scholastic Training and Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, as well as the Ruths List State Advisory Board. She also has an extensive resume of previous leadership roles, including as president of the Suncoast Health Care Executives, executive counsel to the Health Law Section for the Florida Bar, chair of the Health Law Certification Committee for The Florida Bar, chair of the Community Leadership Board for the American Diabetes Association Tampa Bay, co-chair of the Hillsborough County Bar Health Law Section, and member of the boards of directors for Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida and the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts.
Aebel earned her J.D., cum laude, from Loyola University School of Law, where she was a recipient of the Phelps Dunbar scholarship and the Warren E. Mouledoux Editor-In-Chief’s award for outstanding law review dedication and service. She earned her B.S., magna cum laude, from Loyola University.
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).
Bickelhaupt is active with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, previously serving on the board for the Southwest Florida Chapter and as a team captain in the Annual Great Strides Walk. She earned her J.D. from Northwestern University, and her B..A., magna cum laude, from Brandeis University..
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.
Newlon received a J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif from Florida State University College of Law. While at Florida State, she received a number of scholarships and academic awards, including book awards for top grades in her Evidence, Criminal Litigation, and Closely Held Business Organizations courses. She received a B.S., cum laude, from Florida State University.
About Trenam Law
Founded in 1970, Trenam Law, a full-service law firm, ranks among the largest law firms in Florida, with offices in Tampa and St. Petersburg. The attorneys at Trenam Law work regionally with clients in the following practice areas: bankruptcy, creditors’ rights & insolvency, business transactions, commercial litigation, construction law and government contracting, employment law, health care, employee benefits, private client services and real estate transactions and lending. The firm is committed to the service of its clients, the community and the improvement of the legal profession. For more information, visit Trenam Law online at www.trenam.com.