Senior Housing and Care

For more than 50 years, Hanson Bridgett has led the way in furnishing legal services and business advice to residential communities, long-term care providers and specialized enterprises that serve senior citizens. Today, the firm serves as general and special counsel to more than 250 clients in the field, including operators of established facilities, developers undertaking new ventures, and lenders and investors seeking to acquire existing properties. Among our clients are many of the major national companies, nonprofit providers, investors, lenders, associations, and individual communities active in the field.

Our attorneys have distinguished themselves nationally by authoring the major business/legal treatise on senior housing and care facilities, through frequent speaking engagements at conferences throughout the country, by writing articles for state and national publications, and by serving in significant leadership capacities in such organizations as the American Seniors Housing Association, Leading Age, Argentum, the California Assisted Living Association, and LeadingAge California.

Our representation encompasses numerous types of properties and providers including:

  • Assisted living communities
  • Independent living properties
  • Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs)
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • HUD financed housing
  • Seniors apartment units
  • Cooperatives and condominiums
  • Home health agencies
  • Adult day care providers

The firm also represents hospitals, psychiatric facilities, trade associations; hospices and home health agencies; intermediate care facilities, clinics, physician groups, medical research organizations; health maintenance organizations and other health care providers, as well as a wide variety of other for-profit and nonprofit corporations, companies, associations and partnerships, including real estate developers.

Our legal services in the area of senior housing and care include:

  • Regulatory Matters
  • Project Development and Acquisition
  • Operations
  • Labor and Employment
  • Employee Benefits
  • Financing
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Legislative and Administrative Advocacy
  • Business Structuring

For a more in-depth overview of our services, please see our senior housing and care brochure.



Primary Contact

Pamela S. Kaufmann Partner
San Francisco
415-995-5043 Direct Phone
415-995-3449 Fax

Related Practices

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