Howard L. Sollins

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC

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Light Street 100
Baltimore 21202 MD US

Howard Sollins is a shareholder in Baker Donelson’s Baltimore office. Mr. Sollins’ experience, which stretches over three decades, includes matters involving federal and state regulations; Medicare, Medicaid and other reimbursement; structuring business transactions and contracts; licensing, survey and certification; certificate of need; fraud and abuse; corporate compliance; and e-health and technology.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Sollins served as an assistant attorney general for the Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene. Mr. Sollins represents health care providers, vendors and suppliers. His clients include hospitals and health systems, long-term care providers including skilled nursing facilities, hospices, assisted living facilities and continuing care retirement communities, ambulance suppliers, physicians and other health care practitioners, pharmacies and others.

He has helped health systems navigate licensing and certification issues; obtain certificate of need approvals for major projects; structure business transactions including the change of ownership process; work with banks and other lenders on health care financing transactions; and respond to False Claims Act investigations including the negotiation of corporate integrity agreements.

Mr. Sollins helps to serve the community by participating actively with not-for-profit organizations in a leadership or advisory capacity. These include organizations operating 1500 housing units and an array of community services to seniors, a foundation funding programs and services for families in Baltimore City, and the University of Maryland School of Social Work.

Mr. Sollins represents a number of national and local health care associations. He has participated on their behalf in multiple federal negotiated rulemaking processes.

He is also very familiar with ambulance regulation and reimbursement in general and for air ambulances in particular, having represented the Association of Air Medical Services in negotiated rulemaking to establish Medicare’s ambulance fee schedule and in advising on other regulatory matters.


  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 1979
  • George Washington University, B.A., 1975


  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland

Representative Matters : Represented a network of 14 skilled nursing facilities throughout Maryland in securing a Certificate of Need (CON) to build a new facility in the state.

Professional Memberships:

  • Member – American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member – American Bar Association
  • Member – American Health Care Association (AHCA) Legal Committee
  • Member – LeadingAge
  • Member – Maryland State Bar Association

Community Service:

  • University of Maryland Baltimore School of Social Work
  • First Vice President – Comprehensive Housing Assistance Inc. (CHAI) Baltimore
  • American Health Care Association
  • Director – The Frank and Miriam Loveman Foundation
  • Past Member, Advisory Board – Stella Maris


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