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Dawley and Miller Present to U. Iowa Carver Physical Therapy Students

Shuttleworth & Ingersoll attorneys Laurie L. Dawley and Joseph M. Miller presented as guest lecturers for the second consecutive year to students at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation on Monday, February 18, 2019. Dawley and Miller were invited to present by Associate Professor Amy L Kimball, PT, PhD(C), ATC.

Dawley and Miller discussed business and health law matters in their presentation titled “The Business of Physical Therapy.” The presentation is an overview of basic fundamentals of legal issues around operating a physical therapy practice. Specific topics included:

  • Business entity formation
  • Purchasing a practice
  • Real estate purchasing and leasing
  • Employment contracts/non-compete restrictions
  • Fraud and abuse
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Sexual harassment
  • Health care regulatory reporting
  • Health care compliance programs

About Laurie L. Dawley

Laurie L. Dawley is an Attorney and Senior Vice President at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll. Her work focuses on business law, banking and finance law, real estate law, and mergers and acquisitions. She serves on the firm’s board of directors and is past chair of the firm’s business practice group and associate/recruiting committee.

About Joseph M. Miller

Joseph represents companies and individuals in matters relating to business and healthcare. Joseph draws on his experience as a federal judicial clerk, in-house counsel, and an attorney at a large law firm in Phoenix, Arizona, to provide enduring and practical solutions to his clients. Joseph is admitted to practice in both Iowa and Arizona. Joseph is also fluent in Spanish.


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