Healthcare Industry


Many of the leading health care providers and institutions in Oklahoma rely on McAfee & Taft for legal representation. We have served healthcare industry clients for over 50 years, and we maintain the largest and most prestigious health law practice group in Oklahoma.

McAfee & Taft is the law firm of choice in Oklahoma for major hospital and health systems, as well as local healthcare providers, professionals, and institutions. We have been recognized for excellence in representation of healthcare clients in transactional, corporate, regulatory, tax, and litigation matters. Our healthcare lawyers are timely, responsive, accessible, efficient, and committed.

Our healthcare lawyers provide guidance to healthcare industry businesses and professionals in all aspects of their operations and transactions. Many of our healthcare lawyers are listed in The Best Lawyers in AmericaOklahoma Super Lawyers and Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for their expertise in healthcare, corporate and commercial transactions, business and strategic planning, tax, litigation, and other areas. Our lawyers have broad-based experience that enables them to create innovative and workable solutions to our clients’ situations.

McAfee & Taft represents hospitals, health systems, physicians, physician groups, and other healthcare providers and institutions throughout Oklahoma and surrounding areas and has taken a leadership role in providing creative strategies and innovative approaches for healthcare clients. A number of lawyers in the firm provide representation to healthcare industry clients in a variety of contexts. Our hospital clients include charitable, religious-sponsored, governmental hospitals, and critical access hospitals, as well as physician-owned hospitals, academic medical centers, and investor-owned hospitals. Our physician clients include single-specialty and multi-specialty physician groups, nonprofit physician organizations, academic physicians, research scientists, and physician networks. Other healthcare industry clients include long-term care facilities, retirement communities, health-related trade associations, medical research organizations, health-related foundations, life sciences organizations, biotech and medical technology businesses, biotech organizations, physician-sponsored health plans, third-party administrators, home health agencies, imaging centers, physical therapy centers, clinical laboratories, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, durable medical equipment suppliers, and other healthcare providers and suppliers.

Healthcare industry clients count on our lawyers to assist them in finding practical solutions to the challenges they face. We are regularly recognized by clients for our capabilities and assistance in achieving their business goals, making sure that transactions are successfully negotiated and completed, assessing and minimizing risks, protecting their interests, offering solutions, resolving controversies, and succeeding in litigation.

McAfee & Taft has extensive experience and expertise in the industry’s unique regulatory environment, as well as the corporate, tax, antitrust, securities, employment, business immigration, dispute resolution, and general business ramifications of our clients’ operations. Our lawyers have considerable experience in assisting hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare clients with facilities development, joint venture arrangements, investment and ownership arrangements, mergers and acquisitions, corporate affiliations, hospital-physician integration strategies, and medical practice consolidations. Facilities development projects have included development and expansion of hospitals and clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, cancer treatment facilities, sleep labs, physical therapy centers, pharmacies, research facilities, biotech facilities, and other developments.

Our multi-disciplinary group of lawyers are highly experienced in assisting clients in matters involving licensure and regulatory matters, certification and accreditation, physician employment, physician and executive compensation, financial arrangements with physicians, Stark law physician self-referral and Medicare anti-kickback issues, and referral relationships. We regularly advise clients in matters relating to governing board responsibilities and policies. Our lawyers provide guidance, direction and legal representation in bond financing, tax-exempt status matters, employee benefits issues, physician and executive compensation, labor and employment issues, regulatory compliance, reimbursement, payer and health plan contracting, network development, medical records, HIPAA, EMTALA, and antitrust. Our integrated group of transactional and trial lawyers also bring the comprehensive breath and depth of practice of McAfee & Taft to clients in healthcare investigations, including investigations and legal proceedings involving the OIG, FBI, DEA, and other government enforcement agencies.

We work with numerous hospitals in matters involving physician and medical staff relationships, including development of medical staff bylaws, fair hearing plans, credentialing plans, and medical staff policies, as well as representation in medical staff hearings. The firm has worked with clients on numerous transactions involving healthcare organizations, as well as linkages between healthcare organizations and other organizations, such as universities, research organizations, and health-related foundations.

Because of our knowledge of industry participants and trends, clients often turn to us for strategic planning. We bring a refreshing perspective to our clients and help them to adapt to meet continually changing legal, financial, operational, and regulatory challenges. McAfee & Taft is well positioned to leverage industry experience for the benefit of clients. We have taken the lead on behalf of clients in creating innovative arrangements that meet the goals of all the parties involved when more traditional approaches may not be available.

Go-To Counsel for the Healthcare Industry


Go-To Advocates for the Healthcare Industry

Industry Group Leader

Patricia A. Rogers

Healthcare Industry Team

J. Craig Buchan


(918) 574-3049

Jennifer H. Callahan

Shareholder, Director, Industry Group Leader

(405) 552-2225

Steven P. Cole


(405) 552-2230

Kate N. Dodoo

Shareholder, Practice Group Leader

(405) 270-6057

Bradley K. Donnell


(405) 552-2308

S. Gregory Frogge


(405) 552-2283

Frank D. Hill

Of Counsel

(405) 552-2259

Carly D. Kirkland


(405) 552-2326

Michael F. Lauderdale

Shareholder, Managing Director

(405) 552-2257

Brandon P. Long

Shareholder, Director

(405) 552-2328

Cori H. Loomis

Of Counsel

(405) 552-2282

H. Cole Marshall

Shareholder, Practice Group Leader

(405) 552-2379

M. Richard Mullins

Shareholder, General Counsel, Practice Group Leader

(405) 552-2263

Richard D. Nix

Shareholder, Practice Group Leader

(405) 552-2219

Jenny M. Odom


(405) 270-6018

Dru A. Prosser


(918) 574-3056

Patricia A. Rogers

Shareholder, Practice Group Leader, Industry Group Leader

(405) 235-9621

Christopher M. Scaperlanda


(405) 552-2356

Ronald T. Shinn Jr.


(405) 552-2323

Joshua D. Smith

Shareholder, Director, Industry Group Leader

(405) 552-2301

Joshua M. Snavely

Of Counsel, Industry Group Leader

(405) 270-6027

Timothy L. Spencer


(918) 574-3042

Jeff L. Todd

Of Counsel

(405) 552-2269

Nathan L. Whatley

Shareholder, Practice Group Leader

(405) 552-2365