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Johnson Pope Adds New Partner Mike Igel to Its Health Care Team

By News | Categories: Firm News, Health Care, Health LawPrint PDF November 2014

Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP, is pleased to announce that Mike Igel and his paralegal, Lori Ammons have joined the firm’s St. Petersburg office. Mike will be a partner and co-chair the firm’s new Health Care team and chair the firm’s new Health Care Audit Defense team. Lori will continue in her role as Client Services Coordinator.

Mike’s practice focuses on the representation of physician groups, pharmacies, hospices, hospitals and health systems, home health agencies and other health care companies in a variety of business, regulatory and compliance matters. He also has extensive experience representing health care providers in defense of HIPAA audits, and claims for overpayment by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance payors.  Mike also counsels clients in asset protection and estate and gift planning.

Guy M. Burns, managing partner at Johnson Pope, says, “Mike is a great addition to our firm and our health care practice.  We are very happy to have him as our partner.”

Mike Igel adds, “Lori and I are very excited to join the team at Johnson Pope. We’ve always known the firm for its stellar reputation as a leader in legal expertise and client service, and we are honored to become part of that tradition. We are fortunate to have worked with Johnson Pope lawyers on various transactions in the past, and saw the high degree of expertise.  I believe that Johnson Pope will allow us to take service to our clients to the next level.”

Mike can be reached at and (727) 483-5691, and Lori can be reached at and (727) 483-5685.

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