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AREAS OF LAW: Healthcare, Business, Tax, Estate Planning and Asset Preservation
BACKGROUND: With more than 27 years of experience, Tina is widely recognized in the health care industry. Tina’s experience in the health law practice area includes representation of hospitals, physicians, multi-specialty clinics, home health, nursing home facilities and managed care organizations. Tina regularly counsels’ clients on subjects related to state and federal regulatory compliance, risk management issues, HIPAA, fraud and abuse, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, managed care contracting, EMTALA, conditions of participation, and health care business transactions.
With her masters in tax law, Tina also counsels’ business clients in transactional, tax, corporate, organizational, and regulatory matters. Tina’s experience with business clients includes business structuring, mergers & acquisitions, financing of business entities, venture capital transactions, business owner disputes, and compliance and risk management issues. Tina also provides legal representation for tax exempt organizations, business succession planning, estate planning and asset preservation for physicians and high-net-worth individuals.
An active speaker and writer on health care and tax law topics, Tina regularly presents on topics such as compliance, clinical transformation, operational integration, regulatory issues and guidelines and other related subjects that are redefining healthcare and how it is managed. Tina has presented more than 40 papers and speeches on subjects including "Striking a Balance in Your Personal & Financial Life," "Exit Strategy: Can You Really Retire?," "Mergers and Acquisitions and the Healthcare Arena," "Confidentiality of Medical Records," "Coping with the Medical Malpractice Crisis," "Medicare Modernization: Can it be Understood," "HIPAA: How Far Do We Go," "Concierge Medicine," and "HIPAA - What is it and How Does It Apply to Estate Planning?" Staying relevant in a transforming industry is key to sustainability and the value that Tina offers.
Prior to returning to private practice, Tina served as general counsel to two managed care organizations and as division counsel to a national hospital system. In addition to overseeing the legal divisions for the managed care organizations and hospital system, Tina supervised compliance with federal and state health care programs, developed policies and procedures, initiated and completed complex mergers and acquisitions, and served as an advisor to senior management.
Tina is admitted to practice in Florida and Georgia. Tina is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association (member of the taxation, real property, probate and trust law, and health law sections), Hillsborough County Bar Association (member of the real property, probate and trust law and health law sections), The Florida Bar (member of the real property, probate, and trust law section), the Georgia Bar, Suncoast Health Care Executives, and Network of Executive Women.
Tina received her Bachelors, summa cum laude, with majors in finance and math. Tina received her law degree and her masters in tax law from Emory University School of Law. Tina was born in Seville, Spain and grew up in Europe before moving to the Unites States. Tina loves traveling and anything outdoors.
Erik Johanson began his career in private practice in Tampa, FL where he represents debtors, creditors, and bankruptcy trustees in commercial chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy cases in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida. Erik left private practice in 2015 to serve a two-year term as a judicial law clerk to United States District Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich. During his clerkship, Erik oversaw Judge Kovachevich’s docket of civil cases and bankruptcy appeals. Erik founded Erik Johanson PLLC in July of 2020.
Erik's practice includes commercial bankruptcy, business litigation, commercial litigation, appeals, local counsel services, and general civil litigation.
J.R. Boyd received his Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from Stetson University College of Law in May of 2022. During law school, J.R. served as the Executive Editor of the Stetson Law Review and as a teaching assistant for research and writing. J.R. was also a member of Stetson’s Dispute Resolution Board and represented the board with his teammates in the ABA Client Counseling and Arbitration Competitions, reaching the national semi-finals and regional semi-final rounds, respectively. As part of Stetson’s Business Concentration, J.R. focused his studies on business-oriented classes and did pro bono work volunteering as volunteer income tax assistant for the VITA program. His favorite classes were Bankruptcy and Chapter 11 Reorganization. At graduation, J.R. was recognized as the recipient of the Michael P. Allen Award and inducted into the Order of Barristers for excellence in oral advocacy and brief writing.
Legal Assistant and Social Media Coordinator
Kim Birdsell has been with LDL Law since May of 2021, providing legal assistance and social media services. Kim handles client communications and assists with firm marketing, social media services, and office administration. Kim also provides certified notary services. Having been born and raised in the Tampa Bay area gives Kim an insight into the Tampa Bay business market. This allows Kim to apply her videography skills when promoting Tampa Bay businesses during her many travels.
Brand and Communications Manager
Matt Hamburg has been with LDL Law since March of 2022, providing brand and communications services. Matt graduated from the University of Florida in December of 2021 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Relations. Matt handles client communications, firm marketing, branding, and strategy regarding transmissions. Matt is most fulfilled when he can bring a unique creative perspective to a project. A native of the Tampa Bay area, Matt strives to take an innovative perspective to the Tampa community.
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