The senior living industry is growing exponentially as “baby boomers” hit retirement age. Florida leads the nation in its percentage of residents 65 and older, with projections indicating that by 2030 about 25 percent of the state’s population will be seniors. With that growth comes an increased need for care options, which in turn creates a variety of legal challenges for owners, operators, and board members at senior living providers.
Williams Parker has assembled an experienced team of attorneys who deliver business and legal counsel to owners and operators across the range of elder care including independent living communities, assisted living, skilled nursing facilities, continuum care retirement communities, long-term acute care, and home health and hospice providers. Our full-service team includes attorneys focusing on health law, real estate, corporate and finance, regulatory, labor and employment, litigation, and tax.
We advise clients on a variety of issues in Florida and across the country. Our recent experience includes the following matters:
- Represented a senior housing client in the acquisition from a public company of a senior living community in Arizona consisting of 65 assisted living units, 16 memory care units, and 111 skilled nursing beds
- Represented a senior living client in the transfer of a portion of its beds to another facility to eliminate bed tax liability
- Represented a Florida-based operator in the acquisition of six skilled nursing facilities in Alabama
- Represented a senior housing client in the acquisition from a public company of a senior living community in Arizona consisting of 128 skilled nursing beds and 338 independent living units
- Represented a senior housing client in the sale of a senior living community in Arizona consisting of 128 skilled nursing beds and 50-bed long-term acute care hospital, that included corporate, tax, operational, compliance, real estate, and financing issues
- Represented a senior housing client in the sale of 80 percent of an independent living, assisted living, and memory care facility in Florida to a private equity fund
- Provide ongoing legal services for a continuum care facility providing independent living facilities with 38 duplexes, 66 villas, 122 garden apartments, and community center. The campus also includes assisted living, and health and rehabilitation
- Completed a restructuring and financing of a multifacility skilled nursing provider
- Provided labor and employment counsel to a premier active retirement community offering independent living, assisted living, and health and rehabilitation