Payam Saljoughian

Payam A. Saljoughian

Senior Counsel

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Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
San Francisco

Payam’s practice includes representing the firm’s health care clients in litigation and transactional matters. He works with hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and other senior care and housing providers. He advises them on a broad range of issues such as Medicare and Medi-Cal reimbursement, licensure and regulatory issues, resident issues, and contract drafting. Payam also has experience with the legal concerns of nonprofit organizations, having prepared multiple tax exemption applications for the firm’s nonprofit clients.

Prior to joining Hanson Bridgett, Payam worked as a legal extern in the Office of Circuit Executive for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and as a legal intern in the Office of General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


"California’s Prohibition on Arbitration Agreements in Residential Leases is Extended to Continuing Care Contracts," Senior Housing and Care Law Alert (September 2020)

"New California and Federal Moratoria on Evictions Based on Non-payment," co-author, Senior Housing and Care Law Alert (September 2020)

"New Federal and State Moratoria on Evictions Aim to Protect Tenants Unable to Pay Rent and Other Fees Because of Financial Hardship Due to COVID-19," co-author, California Assisted Living Association Legal Update (September 2020)

"Judicial Council of California Votes to End Statewide Judicial Restrictions on Evictions," co-author, Senior Housing and Care Law Alert (August 2020)

"Business Realities in the Age of COVID-19," co-author, Seniors Housing Business (June 2020)

"Eviction Guidance for California Senior Communities During COVID-19 Pandemic," co-author, Senior Housing and Care Law Alert (April 2020)

"New Timing Requirements for Certain California Eviction Actions Take Effect September 1," co-author, Senior Housing and Care Law Alert (August 2019)

"California Assisted Living Regulation Catches Up with Statute Regarding Evictions for Change of Use of Facility," Senior Housing and Care Law Alert (January 2019)

"OIG Finds that Hospices Inappropriately Billed Medicare $268 Million," co-author, AHLA Alert (April 2016)

"New Law Streamlines Dissolution for Dormant Nonprofit Corporations in California," co-author, Nonprofit Law Alert (November 2015)

"​IRS Notice Liberalizes Private Use Rules Governing Bond-Financed Facilities," co-author, Health Care Law Alert (November 2014)

"Three Types of Health Care Surrogate Decision Makers," co-author, CALA News and Views (May 2014)

"OIG Permits Senior Community’s Referral Fee Arrangement," Senior Housing and Care Law Alert (January 2014)

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"Ask the Attorneys – California Considerations," co-speaker, CALA's Virtual Summer Symposium (June 2020)

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"What Senior Living Providers Need to Know About New Eviction Moratorium in California," Senior Housing News (September 2020)

Judicial Clerkships

Legal Extern to the Office of Circuit Executive, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Academic Distinction

Moot Court, Best Oral Advocate


J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law (2011)

B.S., University of California, Santa Cruz (2008)

Admissions And Courts


U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California


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San Francisco

415-995-5135 Direct Phone
415-995-3478 Fax

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