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Joe Rugg has 35 years of experience in representing healthcare providers, licensed professionals, and business clients in their transactional, tax, corporate and organizational, and regulatory matters. He has extensive experience in representing physicians and physician groups, including hospital medical staffs and independent practice associations, clinically integrated networks, management services organizations, diagnostic imaging centers, and ambulatory surgery centers. He has assisted healthcare providers and other clients in acquiring, selling, merging, and separating their businesses. Joe understands and integrates the various legal, regulatory, tax, securities, and business issues that impact transactions in the area of healthcare. Having previously served as in-house counsel for small healthcare providers, Joe is sensitive to the practical issues that arise in healthcare businesses. He is a co-author of the AHLA book, Representing Physicians (2nd, 3rd, and 4th eds.). Joe has been recognized by Chambers USA, Super Lawyers, Florida Trend's Legal Elite, and The Best Lawyers in America as one of the leading healthcare lawyers in Florida.

Contact & Links
  • 401 East Jackson Street, Suite 3100
    Tampa, FL 33602
  • University of Chicago, J.D., graduated 1981
  • University of Florida, MA, graduated 1976
  • University of Florida, BA, graduated 1975
Bar Admissions
  • Florida, The Florida Bar

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Health Care Law
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Health Care Law, Tampa (2014)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Health Care Law


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