Rebecca M. Fowler

Of Counsel
Tulsa, Oklahoma
D: 918.591.5251
F: 918.925.5251
Williams Center Tower II
Two West Second Street, Suite 700
Tulsa, OK 74103-3117
Rebecca M. Fowler

Rebecca McCarthy Fowler represents hospitals, integrated care solution providers, physician practice management companies, skilled nursing facilities, hospices, home healthcare providers, physicians and nurses.  She advises these clients on a wide variety of health law issues including organization and operation of healthcare entities, Medicare/Medicaid, regulatory/administrative law matters, sales and acquisitions of healthcare entities, taxation, certificates of need and licensure. Rebecca is in frequent contact with federal and state healthcare regulatory bodies including Departments of Health, Medicaid agencies, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and state and national long-term care trade associations.

In addition, Rebecca represents a wide variety of clients in federal and state tax disputes, including income tax sales and use tax, ad valorem tax, estate tax and franchise tax. She regularly appears before the IRS, the Oklahoma Tax Commission, in state and federal courts, and before county boards. Rebecca also advises employers, particularly healthcare employers, on a broad range of employment issues, and represents those employers before administrative agencies and in state and federal court.

Professional, Community and Pro Bono Involvement

  • American Bar Association, Healthcare Section
  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • Oklahoma Bar Association - State Tax Legislative and Regulatory Review Committee
  • Tulsa County Bar Association, Healthcare Section
  • Tulsa County Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Red Cross - Past Director, Tulsa Area Chapter
  • Arthritis Foundation, Southwest Region - Advisory Director
  • Camp Fire Boys and Girls of Green Country - Past President
  • Riverfield Country Day School - Past President
  • Tulsa Women Lawyer's Association, Inc. - Past Treasurer

Published Works

  • Oklahoma Section (Co-Author), ABA Sales and Use Tax Handbook
  • Home Healthcare Workers and the Fair Labor Standards Act, Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law, Vol. 1, No. 3, 2008


  • J.D., with highest honors, University of Tulsa College of Law, University Scholarship Recipient, American Inns of Court, Order of the Curule Chair, Editor of the Tulsa Law Journal, 1989

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 1989
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • United States District Court Northern District of Oklahoma
  • United States District Court Western District of Oklahoma
  • United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

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