Brian J. Aungst, Jr.

Concentrating his practice in the areas of health care law, medical malpractice defense, land use, zoning, governmental, and administrative approvals, consumer collection claims, labor and employment law, and commercial litigation, Mr. Aungst has extensive experience representing large health care systems and medical providers.  He has provided representation for BayCare Health System, All Children’s Hospital, and community institutions such as the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Ruth Eckerd Hall.  Mr. Aungst also has extensive experience representing clients before governmental entities such as the City of Clearwater and Pinellas County in the areas of land use, zoning, development review, and code enforcement.

A resident of Clearwater since 1988, Mr. Aungst is an active participant in the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, having served as legal counsel and past Chairman, the YMCA of the Suncoast, and First United Methodist Church of Clearwater.  Brian also serves the citizens of Pinellas County and the Sixth Judicial Circuit as a gubernatorial appointee to the Juvenile Welfare Board and the Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.

 


Jeffrey W. Gibson

Mr. Gibson provides regular counsel and litigation representation to individuals and entities throughout the State of Florida.  In the area of Labor & Employment, Mr. Gibson provides counsel regarding strategic initiatives, as well as defending employers in matters related to equal opportunity, sexual harassment, labor relations, wage and hour and all other employer / employee concerns.  Mr. Gibson also handles a broad range of complex civil litigation, including medical malpractice defense, Americans with Disabilities Act and business contract disputes.  He has negotiated settlements and tried cases in both state and federal courts.  Mr. Gibson has also presented appellate arguments before state and federal appellate courts.


Nancy S. Paikoff

Ms. Paikoff represents hospitals, physicians, dentists and other entities.  In addition to litigation, her representation has included work on major hospital mergers and acquisitions, the establishment of primary care networks, including tax-exempt entities; advising on Stark, Anti-Kickback, HIPAA and other state and federal health care laws, and work on employment issues.

Ms. Paikoff also spends a substantial amount of time on Appellate matters, including appeals at the state and federal level.   The Appellate work has included work in the areas of professional liability and medical malpractice, discovery disputes, probate and zoning.