We’re proud of our role in the Maryland health care law landscape over the course of 60 years. Our health care law attorneys represent hospitals and hospital systems, long-term care facilities, home health and hospice agencies, academic medical centers, continuing care retirement communities, multi-specialty physician groups, and other tax-exempt and for-profit health care organizations.

Our lawyers also serve on a number of health care boards, including Mercy Health Services, Healthcare for the Homeless, and Johns Hopkins Medicine.

We can advise you in all aspects of health care law, including:

  • Corporate matters and governance;
  • Corporate structuring, mergers, affiliations and joint ventures;
  • Corporate compliance programs, compliance reviews and investigations, education and training, and representation of clients before governmental agencies, including the HHS Office of Inspector General;
  • Hospital and physician relationships, including physician practice acquisitions, recruiting and employment, all in the context of the federal anti-kickback statute, Stark law, and state referral laws;
  • Health planning and licensure issues, including certificates of need;
  • Privacy issues under federal and state laws, including HIPAA;
  • Medical staff matters, including medical staff bylaws and hospital/medical staff relations and disputes;
  • Medicare, Medicaid, and payor reimbursement regulations and policies;
  • Financing of health facilities, including conventional loans, tax-exempt and taxable bond financing, and tax-exempt and taxable lease financing;
  • Tax issues specific to non-profit tax-exempt health care entities;
  • Human resource issues in the health care industry;
  • Real estate matters; and
  • Litigation and risk management.

Attorney Spotlight

James C. Buck




As a member of the firm’s health law group, James Buck advises health systems, hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care providers on a range of business and regulatory issues, including corporate governance and structure, physician recruitment and employment, the federal anti-kickback law, federal and state physician self-referral laws, the false claims act, licensing, and certification.

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